The most accurate wrist watch ever assembled!
If you thought that Swiss watchmakers featured the most precise watch movements, think again. It’s Hawaii! Hawaii’s own Bathys Hawaii Watch Company is in the process of designing, prototyping, and launching a very unique set of “Cesium 133” Atomic wrist watches. The project is currently being funded with a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter. The project which was asking for $42,000 in funding already has received over $72,000 from 79 backers and there are still about two weeks to go. According to their Kickstarter campaign “The Cesium 133 – the world’s first wristwatch powered by a cesium-based oscillator. This revolutionary technology uses a chip-scale atomic clock (CSAC) to precisely divide a second into exactly 9,192,631,770 vibrations of the cesium 133 atom – in fact this is the scientific definition of a second by the International System of Units (SI).” This would technically be the most precise wristwatch ever, using actual atomic vibrations as a means of time keeping.
The watch’s dial has a pretty simplistic analog design and is a bit over sized as well at around 55mm. However the true technology of the movement is on the inside. Which in watch circles is the most important aspect. The watch aesthetic is only for show. Having a carbon fiber bezel is a little more pleasing to the eye, but saying that you have the most accurate wristwatch ever made is a whole different story.
Of course you can spend thousands, and maybe even hundreds of thousands of dollars on the perfect wristwatch made by famed Swiss watchmakers that include in them a tourbillon, currently considered the most accurate and most expensive movement addition to wristwatches. After Cesium 133, it won’t be the most accurate anymore.
Ask yourself, would you rather have the shiniest watch out there or the most accurate watch ever made? But hurry because the plan for now is to only produce 6-10 of these timepieces as a way of bringing this new technology to market.