The history of fluidic horology started 3,400 years prior with the clepsydras, or water tickers , of the Pharaohs. These supposed “water criminals” moved water starting with one compartment then onto the next to quantify slipped by or “taken” time. This fluidic representation of the progress of time moved into the 21st century in 2012, when HYT Watches presented a wristwatch fusing a licensed fluidic module and a mechanical watch development to trigger the liquid’s drive. A shaded fluid records the new past, a straightforward fluid demonstrates the not so distant future, and their meniscus (meeting point) is the current time.
Today HYT Watches and Preciflex (its sister company dominating microfluidic innovations) structure a biological system that joins science, hello innovation, theory, craftsmanship, and plan. Situated in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, a multi-disciplinary group makes fluid time continuous. At the June 4, 2018, meeting of the Horological Society of New York , Grégory Dourde, CEO of HYT Watches and Preciflex , will follow the verifiable beginnings of the time estimation with liquids and will clarify the various logical difficulties and the imaginative arrangements that brought this one of a kind horological venture to life.
About Grégory Dourde
Grégory Dourde, a designing alumni from the Ecole National des Ponts & Chaussees (Paris), got a MBA from the College des Ingenieurs in 1997. He has worked for significant brands, including Cartier , Calvin Klein and the Swatch Group (under Nicolas Hayek, Sr.). He at that point established his own counseling company, dealing with execution upgrade and improvement projects for companies working in the clinical, watchmaking, and innovative areas. His premium in and energy for fields as different as the actual sciences, science, reasoning, plastic expressions, and music uncover a longing to support and enhance thoughts through an interdisciplinary approach.
Monday, June 4, 2018, 6:00-9:00 PM at The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Doors open at 6:00 PM; address starts immediately at 7:00 PM.
All HSNY gatherings are free and open to the general population, and all talks are video recorded for HSNY individuals.
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