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Friday, October 3, 2014

HYT H1 Red2 Mechanical Hand-wound Watch

HYT H1 Red2 Mechanical Hand-wound Watch

The first ever wristwatch to show time using a liquid, the H1 is back with a new red fluid, the result of over a year's R&D. Stored in a reservoir under the dome at 6 o'clock, this liquid advances through a capillary as the hours go by, then returns to its initial position in a retrograde movement after completing one circuit of the dial. Located in the upper part of the watch, a haute horlogerie mechanism commands these fascinating fluid mechanics. It propels a cam which pushes a piston to activate the bellows which alternately compress and expand the reservoirs, one of which contains the red, water-based liquid and the other a transparent, oil-based fluid. Limited series of 50.

Mechanical hand-wound, exclusive HYT calibre, hand-chamfered bridges with Côtes de Genève, rhodium-plated bellows, 35 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, 65-hour power reserve
Retrograde liquid hours (red), regulator minutes, small seconds, power-reserve indicator
Titanium with satin-finished and micro-blasted 5N pink gold surfaces, 48.8 mm Grey rubber-clad screw-lock crown Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal Sapphire crystal back Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar / 330 ft)
Grey, unstructured Red liquid hours Luminescent regulator hand and hour-markers in 5N pink gold
Grey rubber with titanium buckle

HYT Press