HYT watches

Fluid Time

HYT was born of a question. Time flows and only gains meaning through content. So why limit its measurement to indicating the now in splendid isolation, with needle-sharp hands or fleeting digital displays? Determined that its rebellion should make statements and waves, a multi-disciplinary think-tank set out to create timepieces that visibly connect the past, present and future. The HYT answer is a watch that overcomes the force of gravity to indicate the passage of time with liquids. Highly advanced technology took its cue from philosophy to mirror time’s intrinsic fluidity.
The rest is history. To be precise, it’s history that began 3,400 years ago with the Clepsydras, or water clocks, of the Pharaohs. These so-called “water thieves” transported H2O from one container to another to measure elapsed or “stolen” time. This meaningful visualization of the transition of time seemingly disappeared until 2012, when HYT broke new scientific ground, inventing a wristwatch integrating a patented fluidic module. A colored liquid documents the recent past; a transparent fluid indicates the foreseeable future. Their meeting point is a meniscus, aka the now.
Today HYT is an ecosystem that unites science, hi-technology, philosophy, art and design. Based in Neuchâtel, at the heart of the traditional Swiss watchmaking region, a dedicated team of 43 individuals makes liquid time real time. Their radical wristwatches harmoniously incorporate a mechanical watch movement as the trigger to the fluid propulsion. They make total sense of time – time and time again.

HYT WATCHES – H0 Diamonds Red – Ref.: Ref.: 048-AC-86-RF-CR

89.000,00

Specifications

H0 – HYT WATCHES

Functions:

  • Red fluidic hours
  • Minutes, seconds, power reserve

Case:

  • Stainless steel and satin finishes
  • Diameter: 48.8 mm
  • Height: 18.7 mm
  • Stainless steel crown
  • Domed sapphire crystal, intra-material black numerals
  • Screwed case-back, sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant to 30 meters

HYT’s exclusive patented micro-fluidic module:

  • Borosilicate glass capillary tube, nano-coating interior
  • Multi-layer metal bellows
  • Two immiscible liquids; one transparent, the other one colored with a highly resistant dye
  • Thermal compensator with dedicated bellow and specific liquid
  • High-tech ceramic fluidic restrictors

Movement:

  • Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive caliber
  • 28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
  • Bevelled and Côtes de Genève adorned bridges
  • 65-hour power reserve

Interface:

  • Transmission between movement and fluidic module by conversion of rotation into linear movement using a cam-follower system
  • Isostatic connection of the fluidic system guaranteed by a trident

Dial:

  • Hour, minute and second dial with snow-set diamonds, 1198 diamonds, 7.4ct
  • Red minute and second hands, white Super-LumiNova®

Strap: Red alligator, titanium folding buckle

Ref.: 048-AC-86-RF-CR

 

 

 

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HYT WATCHES – H0 Gold Blue – Ref.: 048-GD-94-BF-CR

54.000,00

Datasheet H0 Gold Functions:

  • Blue fluidic hours
  • Minutes, seconds, power reserve

Case:

  • Yellow gold (2N) with microblasted, polished and satin finishes
  • Diameter: 48.8 mm
  • Height: 18.7 mm
  • Yellow gold (2N) crown
  • Box-domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating
  • Screwed case-back, sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant to 30 meters

HYT’s exclusive patented micro-fluidic module:

  • Borosilicate glass capillary tube, nano-coating interior
  • Multi-layer metal bellows
  • Two immiscible liquids; one transparent, the other one colored with a highly resistant dye
  • Thermal compensator with dedicated bellow and specific liquid
  • High-tech ceramic fluidic restrictors

Movement:

  • Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive caliber
  • 28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
  • Bevelled and Côtes de Genève adorned bridges
  • 65-hour power reserve

Interface:

  • Transmission between movement and fluidic module by conversion of rotation into linear movement using a cam-follower system
  • Isostatic connection of the fluidic system guaranteed by a trident

Dial:

  • Gold opaline dial, engraved markers and numerals, white Super-LumiNova®
  • Brushed and microblasted counters, engraved markers and printed numerals, white Super-LumiNova®
  • Black minute and second hands, white Super-LumiNova®

Strap: Blue matt alligator, yellow gold (2N) and titanium folding buckle Ref.: 048-GD-94-BF-CR

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HYT WATCHES – H0 TIME IS PRECIOUS – Ref.: 048-AC-78-BF-RU; Limited edition 50 pieces

49.000,00

Specifications

H0

Functions:

  • Red fluidic hours,
  • Minutes, seconds, power reserve

Case:

  • Stainless steel with brushed, micro-blasted and satin-finished finishes
  • Diameter: 48.8 mm
  • Height: 18.7 mm
  • Stainless steel crown, black DLC coating
  • Domed sapphire crystal, engraved grey numerals
  • Screwed case-back, sapphire glass
  • Water-resistant to 30 meters

HYT’s exclusive patented micro-fluidic module:

  • Borosilicate glass capillary tube, nano-coating interior
  • Multi-layer metal bellows
  • Two immiscible liquids; one transparent, the other one colored with a highly resistant dye
  • Thermal compensator with dedicated bellow and specific liquid
  • High-tech ceramic fluidic restrictors

Movement:

  • Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive caliber
  • 28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
  • Bevelled and Côtes de Genève adorned bridges
  • 65-hour power reserve

Interface:

  • Transmission between movement and fluidic module by conversion of rotation into linear movement using a cam-follower system
  • Isostatic connection of the fluidic system guaranteed by a trident

Dial:

  • Fragmented monocrystalline silicon plate (63 pieces) marquetery dial
  • Sapphire minute counter, grey numerals, grey minute hand, white Super-LumiNova®
  • Seconds indicator disc, power reserve indicator disc
  • Side view satin-finished metal ring, TIME IS PRECIOUS engraving

Strap: Transparent rubber, titanium folding buckle

Ref.: 048-AC-78-BF-RU; Limited edition 50 pieces

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HYT WATCHES – H4 Neo Blue – Ref.: 512-TD-67-BF-RN; Limited Edition 50.

79.000,00

H4

Enlightened. Energized. Polarized.

Dissolving apparent contradictions drives HYT. The latest H4 watches shed even more light on this intrinsic fascination with making the paradoxical meaningful. These colorful new timepieces remain loyal to the brand’s fil rouge of showcasing the power of the past and future to assign the present context and content. At the same time, they add a striking new dimension to the combined energy of two potentially polemic opposites – light and liquid – with the smallest dynamo ever invented, patent pending. There’s an instant of tension when creativity succeeds in replacing an enigma with enlightenment. The new H4 watches were born of such a moment.

HYT is a master of directing relevant encounters between art and science, bringing together horology with fluidics by visualizing time’s passage with immiscible liquids. The H4 builds on this foundation to explore the tension between day and night, mindful that time’s flow never sleeps. Illumination comes from the first mechanical source ever designed for an haute horlogerie complication. The exploration of new territories in miniaturization and component curvature enabled the in-house development of a micro-generator. This sources light from two LEDs without any support from electronics or batteries.

Bauhaus boldness enlivens a canvas of black and silver metal components in four eye-catching H4 limited editions. Three focus on red, green and blue respectively. A fourth family member adds a touch of yellow to these in a stunning multicolored statement. As the fluorescent nano-particles in the transparent composite dials catch the light, each of the surface’s tiny perforations transforms into a light source in itself. Adding its signature to the paradoxical perfection of these timepieces is the seamless combination of an exclusive mechanical movement and patented fluidic module. Even the bi-material strap in rubber and technical fabric shows that opposites attract, act and interact.

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