Watches, Stories, & Gear: HYT Returns, Asteroids, and Exoplanets

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Inside Radiohead’s New Digital Exhibition 

Coinciding with the release of  Kid A Mnesia (that’s the reissue of Radiohead’s Kid A and Amnesiac, their monumental early 00s albums, now with tons of extra material) the band has launched what looks to be a highly immersive digital art exhibition using iconic imagery from their album artwork through the years. The exhibition was conceived by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood, the visual artist who created much of what Radiohead fans saw when they purchased their records over the last 20+ years. While a lot of the imagery is sure to look familiar, it promises to be made up of entirely new and original artwork conceived just for this show. Given that it’s all digital, anyone can experience it, and if you’re a fan of the band, you should do that right away. More information here.

Don’t Miss: Time 4A Pint Raffle

Instagrammer Time 4A Pint is once again raising awareness for men’s health through a Movember focused raffle. He’s been growing a moustache every November to raise funds for men’s health causes for years, and each subsequent November the raffle prizes get better and better. This year, entrants can win a gift voucher from Farer, a tour of Bremont’s new facility, and even a Nivada Chronoking, along with a bunch of other prizes. For more information, and to hear a podcast running through the prize list, click here.

NASA Prepares to Move Asteroid 

NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben

No, this isn’t Michael Bay’s Armageddon come to life, but it’s close. NASA is set to launch a mission with the objective knocking an asteroid slightly off course. No, the asteroid isn’t on a collision course with earth – but what if it was? That’s kind of the point here. NASA is seeking to determine if it’s possible to protect our planet from a hypothetical doomsday asteroid by just nudging it a little bit. It would be a feat of engineering if it works, and it just might save the planet someday. Thank you Bruce Willis, thank you Ben Affleck.

AI Confirms New Exoplanets

via Newsweek

It didn’t take long for a program built to find exoplanets in huge amounts of data to, well, find them. 301 new exoplanets have been confirmed by the program, bringing the total number of known exoplanets to 4,870. It takes a lot of human power to sift through data to weed out false positives and confirm what’s there, but a new program, appropriately called ExoMiner, has made that process significantly easier and faster. According to Hamed Valizadegan, project lead, “ExoMiner is highly accurate and in some ways more reliable than both existing machine classifiers and the human experts it’s meant to emulate because of the biases that come with human labeling.” Now this is an AI I can get behind. More from newsweek.


HYT Watches Returns With A Familiar Face At The Helm

David Cerrato via Watch Collecting Lifestyle

Here’s some news we didn’t expect to come across today: the high end watch brand HYT is making a comeback, with David Cerrato as the CEO. The brand, known for using liquid dynamics in conjunction with their own mechanical movements, was taken over by Kairos Technology Switzerland SA earlier this year, and little did we know just what they had in store. Cerrato certainly has the chops, with brands like Tudor and Montblanc/Minerva on his resume (the OG Black Bay was brought back under his purview), and HYT presents a unique challenge in an increasingly competitive part of the market. We wish him all the best and look forward to seeing what comes of the restructuring. More from watchcollectinglifestyle.

eBay Finds: Vintage Bulova

Credit: plubells

Something a little different for you this week, a vintage 1951 Bulova tank dress watch in yellow gold fill. The 25mm wide by 40mm long case features a distinctive and unique ribbed design which really stands out, and it is in excellent condition. The original Art Deco style dial looks original and exhibits some patina that is normal for these types of watches from this era. But if anything, the patina really adds to the overall appeal of the watch. The manual wind movement runs per the seller, but service history is unknown. This little gem even has the original Bulova signed crown. Comes on a vintage NOS Gemex leather strap to complete the look.

View auction here.

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