Sunday, January 29, 2012

HYT - H1 Watch

HYT - H1 Watch

The H1 by HYT is what happens when Haute Horlogerie meets fluid mechanics. As one of the two reservoirs at 6 o'clock compresses, the other expands, and vice versa, to push the fluids they contain through the tube. As the hours pass, the luminescent liquid advances. The half-moon meniscus marks the point where the two fluids meet to indicate the hour. At 6 pm, it returns to its initial position in a retrograde movement. A 5 mm sapphire crystal, sculpted from a single block, accentuates the three-dimensional architecture. The upper part of the watch is a destructured geometry of superpositions and reliefs. The small seconds counter which overlaps the minute regulator in the centre bears a striking resemblance to a waterwheel. The 65-hour power reserve is shown at 2.30, divided into three arcs of a circle.

Movement
Hand-wound,
Exclusive HYT calibre
28,800 vib/h
35 jewels
Hand-chamfered bridges with "Côtes de Genève" motif
Rhodium-plated pistons
65-hour power reserve
Functions
Retrograde fluid hours, minutes, seconds and power-reserve indicator
Case
5N red gold (18K), 48.8 mm
Metallic dome at 6 o'clock
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the inside and sapphire caseback
Dial
Silver-toned opaline, destructured
Luminescent fluid hours, hourmarkers and hands
Regulator at 12 o'clock
Small seconds wheel at 9.30
Power-reserve indicator at 2.30
Bracelet/Strap
Stitched canvas with leather lining and buckle
Other versions
Titanium case with brushed, microblasted and satin finish

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