Hublot on the planet Mars in 2021
After having invented underwater drones to assist divers at the Antikythera archaeological site in Greece, Mathias Buttet, head of R&D at Hublot, will allow the manufacture to take part in the ExoMars project, developed by the European Space Agency. The watchmaker has just received his official certificate of “technical and scientific collaborator” for this space expedition which should take off in July 2020 in the direction of the planet Mars. “We have managed to provide in three months the calibration chart of the camera that will be installed on the rover,” says Mathias Buttet in the Swiss daily 24 Hours. Developed for this mission, this 4×4 vehicle will have to take samples to a depth of 2m in the Martian soil to look for traces of present or past life. Scientists do not know if the atmosphere on Mars will be red or blue. Through the eye of the camera, this chart will help them determine the true colors.