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HYT H0 Black Fluid

If life were merely a series of photo finishes, a stopwatch would suffice. But it isn’t. Life is a stream of individual experiences, each one heightened by the impact of what went before it and the potential of what’s to come. The latest H0 timepiece by HYT is an invitation to reflect deeply on one’s own perception of time. It provides an enigmatic black canvas to visualize and honor the flow of existence. The authenticating signature is the content of the wearer’s life.

HYT H0 Black Fluid

This new member of the H0 family uses the power of monochrome to present a distraction-free view of fluidic time. HYT challenges the horological convention of affording midnight and midday artificial importance. Instead, a focus on the hour of six o’clock encourages contemplation of alternative turning points in the day. Wearers are also inspired to reflect on the importance they personally attribute to darkness and light. Mirroring the outline of the sun, orange Super-Luminova®, underneath the capillary, charts time’s flow. Perpetual motion is the story of everyone’s lives; its milestones are in human hands, even in the most restrictive circumstances.

HYT H0 Black Fluid

Purity is the mantra of the all-black H0. In design terms, this is expressed by its domed, sapphire crystal, which instantly facilitates different perspectives on the passage of time. The watch’s mission, to attract rather than distract, is echoed by the seclusion of the bellows behind smoky grey glass. Any visual punctuation of the monochromatic whole is carefully considered, down to the finest detail, from the Super-Luminova® touches on the flange numbers and hands to the ultra-fine markers on the dial. Time is continually on the move. This timepiece refuses to do anything that may stand in the way of this energizing flow called life.

HYT H5

Water erosion traces the ongoing impact of Nature on Earth’s substance; fluid time by HYT tracks an unrelenting path through the past, present and future. The new H5 turns to the color blue to make its mark on an essentially contemporary concept of time. Using a design language focused on three-dimensionality and transparency, this timepiece reveals time’s passage in the form of a vivid azure liquid. Running steadily through a fine capillary, the fluid frames a multi-layered horological masterpiece where movement is the constant.

HYT H5

The harmony of diversity

Mechanical and fluidic innovation join forces in a propriety calibre, the 501. Two years of development went into a mechanism where opposites attract and harmoniously interact. Layer by layer, element by element, the essence and relevance of time are revealed in a beautiful visual theatre. After all, HYT is an established master at enabling art and science to share the same stage.

In the unique movement, a hand-winding unit sets a consistent pace. This releases precisely the right amount of energy for two contrasting immiscible liquids to represent the recent past, the present and the near future. Visible through the see-through sapphire case back, an intricately shaped cam offers thirteen different possibilities to adjust and index the hour and minute indications, ensuring they operate as one. An over-sized, curved lever connects the movement’s collaborating elements. This orchestrates a complex chain reaction, whereby the caliber pushes against a regulating bellow four times thinner than a human hair to launch time’s next twelve-hour journey.

HYT H5

Dynamism in detail

The new H5 variation by HYT combines an array of shades of grey – from anthracite on the hour ring and flange, to a gun-metal bridge – with dynamic colored accents. This punctuates the layered look and highlights the core message that each tiny element of the whole is vital to seamless dynamic performance. A sense of vibrancy is heightened by white Super-LumiNova® under the blue liquid that shows elapsed time, and the neoralite hour ring. A bright red arc and a black hand, matching that of the second counter, distinguish the power reserve. Just as erosion is Nature’s storyteller, fluidity is the storyteller of time itself.

The blue edition of H5 by HYT comes in a limited edition of 25 pieces.

HYT H5

Erosion is never a snapshot; it’s evolution’s faithful storyteller. HYT’s unerring commitment to making sense of time follows exactly the same pattern. Just as erosion has gradually given our earth the mountain peaks, valleys and coastlines we treasure, the H5 timepiece mindfully shapes our perception of time. By showcasing time’s flow, it helps us to value what was, what is and what may be. Layer by layer, element by element, the essence and relevance of time are revealed. Because time and innovation are always on the move.

HYT H5 Cobra Day

Polarization is the new collaboration

The brand new proprietary 501 caliber is the epitome of opposites attracting to generate seamless harmony. Three years of development, spent largely outside the horological comfort zone, have led to a single mechanism that harnesses the potentially paradoxical power of mechanical and fluid technology. Generous dimensions and transparency prove that the result is as beautiful as it is effective. HYT loves to visualize time moving forward; the H5’s ground-breaking movement is an esthetic and technical leap in the very same direction.

A hand-winding mechanism sets a consistent pace and releases precisely the right amount of energy for two contrasting immiscible liquids to flow inside the capillary tube to represent the recent past and the near future. Visible through the sapphire case back, an intricately shaped cam offers thirteen different possibilities to adjust and index the hour and minute indications, ensuring they operate as one. An over-sized, curved lever connects the movement’s collaborating elements. This orchestrates a complex chain reaction, whereby the caliber pushes against a regulating bellow with walls four times thinner than a human hair to launch time’s next twelve-hour journey. HYT is an established master at enabling art and science to share the same space.

Revealing the naked truth

In the age of impatient immediacy, time’s value risks dilution. The HYT H5 is dedicated to measuring time in a way that draws attention to both its intrinsic passage and precious essence. An architectural approach, inspired by erosion, reveals the layers that create the whole in all its purity. A substance that erodes reveals. If this doesn’t happen, the story isn’t told. Three-dimensionality and transparency invite viewing from all angles – by a generation obsessed with artificial intelligence and new virtual territories. A domed sapphire glass is ingeniously curved around a bold stainless steel case to simultaneously present and protect. Stratified metal components, stepping and sinuous lines support the design’s strong storyline. The innovative neoralite external flange, with its cut-out numerals further enhance the H5’s fascination with perspective. The striking vertical digits appear to float around the watch during the day and start to glow as darkness falls. Created from one single piece of luminescent, Super-LumiNova®-filled, translucent material, this component’s complex production process involves 3D printing, molding, injection and subtle grinding. Like natural erosion, personal evolution continues around the clock, time after time.

The H5 by HYT comes in two limited editions, each of 25 pieces. They both have green on the color palette and opt for either black or grey to make their individual statements.

HYT H5

TIME IS FLUID

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.

H20

Water and time separate HYT’s continent of origin from Mexico. Three unique HYT H20 timepieces are uniting these elements and locations with special appearances at three Mexican exhibitions in September and October 2019 the EMWA Fest, Berger Fest and SIAR. For HYT, the flow of liquid and time really matters. This is the two-fold inspiration, essence and driver of the H20, with its patented micro-fluidic module incorporating an exclusive APRP movement. A trio of one-off variations allies with the individual colors of the Mexican flag to localize the beautiful motion of time. For a watch capable of defying gravity, distance is just a walk in the park.

H20

 

Radical perspectives on time

The H20 offers radical perspectives on time, through 3D transparency and a shape resembling a smoothed stone, weathered to perfection. It showcases the essential HYT union of art and science, measuring the passage of time mesmerizingly using fluids. In the Mexico-inspired trio, black liquid traces elapsed time, while a see-through counterpart reflects what’s about to come. Pale green C7 Super-LumiNova®, underneath the capillary and on the numerals and hands, supports timekeeping after dark. Like a flourishing river, life does not stand still, so the present floats elegantly at the ever-changing meeting point of the past and future, day and night. The signature of each piece’s uniqueness is a color accent on the bezel in either red, white or green, teasing the enigmatic draw of a black case and strap.

H20

The essence of flow

A cloche-like sapphire crystal offers an intriguing lateral view of the progress of time. This takes the memory to the pristine equipment of a science laboratory – and the imagination to the protective display of a precious work of art, in this case time. Viewed from the side, the skeleton digits, markers and directive arrows appear to be floating. In its entirety, the H20 is an invitation to discover and explore new dimensions of encountering time and space in context – yours. The angled positioning of the two concertina bellows is the gateway to looking behind the scenes of temporality. A jumping minute hand, crown position indicator and thermal indicator are further elements of this live performance in a meticulously constructed theater of time. The H20 traces and embraces the very essence of flow – even between continents.

H20

Grégory Dourde

During this year’s SIHH 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland, we had the great honour to be able to interview Grégory Dourde, CEO of HYT Watches. He kindly talked to us about this year’s new release for the HYT Watches.

Interviewed by Pascal Grenacher

The CEO of HYT Watches, Grégory Dourde, granted us an exclusive interview during the SIHH 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Grégory Dourde, an engineering graduate from the Ecole National des Ponts & Chaussées (Paris), obtained an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs in 1997.

He has worked for major brands, including Cartier, in Retail / Marketing strategy and in the reorganisation of jewellery activity, followed by the Swatch Group and Calvin Klein Watches, and also the Management board of manufacturing companies under Nicolas Hayek Senior.

He then founded his own consulting company, working on performance enhancement and development projects for companies operating in the medical, watchmaking and high-tech sectors, among others.

His interest in and passion for fields as diverse as the physical sciences, biology, philosophy, plastic arts and music, reveal a desire to nurture and enrich ideas through an interdisciplinary approach, using this cross-pollination as the basis for research into innovative and original solutions.

Interviewed by Alberic Virchaux

HYT H1 Cigar: Opening A New World for Cigar & Watch Aficionados

It is true that in the world of high fashion, the more exclusive it is, the more it is deemed more valuable and luxurious. Catering to this notion of exclusivity as the indicator of luxury, HYT has come up with the first customized timepiece—the H1 Cigar. But for HYT’s CEO Vincent Perriard, it’s not just about exclusivity but even more so a matter of pushing the boundaries of innovation, saying, “All our creations are unique. And now they will be even more so.”

With the debut of this timepiece, HYT is taking a step further towards originality and creativity, honoring the customer by letting them choose an alchemy that truly appeals to them. The brand is also staying true to what the message they intend to convey with each timepiece: it is where emotion meets technology—making the HYT watch a genuinely rare and unique object.

Perhaps this is what real luxury is all about. Providing customers with a commemorative timepiece, that’s as personal as it gets, integrating elements with their emotional weight. True enough, you can never put a price on such a one-of-a-kind piece that’s intimately linked to the wearer.

Given this vision, HYT is not just merely a creating a new product but is rather opening up a whole new world for their customers through these customized timepieces. And with the H1 Cigar, aficionados will surely find it fascinating to have their favored cigar incorporated into this sophisticatedly contemporary watch. Say, for example, a customer chooses to adorn the watch with delicate Rodolfo Vitola cigar leaves. HYT would then combine such elements with “polyepoxide” resin, which would then convert it to the surrounding frame for the casing.

Of course with HYT’s continuous pursuit of innovation, it doesn’t stop with just cigars. The possibilities have become endless regarding the personal elements that can be infused into this timepiece. The actual mechanism behind this model shouldn’t also be disregarded with its mechanical hand-wound mechanism, known to be of particular HYT caliber. The titanium bronze material alongside the Brown Alligator leather strap also leads to a hint of vintage influence, making this timepiece a classic addition to stylish everyday ensembles.

The HYT H1 Cigar retails approximately at $52,500

ALBERIC VIRCHAUX
WATCHESPEDIA

HYT (THE HYDRO-MECHANICAL HOROLOGISTS) can be very proud of its achievements to date.

The independent Luxury Swiss watch brand can boast some impressive milestones in their repertoire for 2016 and can celebrate it’s determination and believes with real pride for their work. HYT is a highly disruptive player in an ever competitive world of Swiss Haute Horlogerie. Present this year at the SIHH in Geneva, Switzerland ( Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) more precisely in the FHH (Fondation De La Haute Horlogerie ) dedicated “CARRÉ DES HORLOGERS” showcasing two brand new timepieces, the “H1 ICEBERG 2” and The “H2 Tradition”. 

What are unusual feats of achievement and a well-deserved recognition from collectors and fellow collaborators in the industry, always well essential ingredients of HYT’s success is definitely in their ability and know how, year after year coming up with a new way of mixing mechanical components and fluids in a futuristic and unique dazzling wrist watch? One could dare to say, Avant-garde next to a more conventional and classical, contemporary brands.

Another big achievement for any independent Swiss Luxury watch brand today is to be able to overcome with a dash of daring and to keep at all cost its brand identity. In the last three years of activity, HYT has been able to create three different collections in 69 sales points globally and still keeping its core values.

Seems like to good to be true, but when you are the new kid on the block with the hottest product in town, you are bound to get yourself heard around the world.

In regards to HYT watches, this second important milestone was achieved on the 4th of February 2016. What might you ask?

Since 2014 HYT has been bullish in developing a significant customer base in South East Asia opening a hub in Singapore. HYT has used Singapore as their headquarters! By doing so, they have put in place a sound strategy and an essential advantage to target with Swiss precision their principal markets.

The official HYT’s Boutique at the Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur is the perfect environment for this disruptor to express its personality fully. Boasting a state of the art location on the Adorn floor, with a 365 square meters of blank canvas to show itself, we can only expect greatness coming from this new opportunity. 

HYT is sailing on the waves of success and do expect to see much more from this Non-Conformist.

Keep an eye open on this game changer because Baselworld is around to corner and you can only let your mind wonder as to what is coming up next. 

Have you seen their latest release the “H2 Tradition.”  

Click below on the video below and admire why HYT are world famous.

ALBERIC VIRCHAUX

WATCHESPEDIA

The brand HYT (Hydromechanical Horologists) have done awe-inspiring watches in their past collections, playing with the idea of using two reservoirs with liquid as their means for time-telling. It’s like having a mini science lab on the wrist, but other than coloured fluids are amazing mechanisms and complications that powers up this amazing display. Their pursuit for horological hybrids continues to move forward, and one example is their newest offering: the HYT H1 Iceberg 02.

Following up the strengths of Iceberg 01, the present edition boasts of a seemingly, regular looking watch; it is round, clasped with a white rubber strap, and appears quite harmless—until you take a good glance at it. Reminiscent of the colours of glaciers, water and sky, everything is played out in frosty silver, blue and white. The watch embraces a literally fluid movement lodged around in a tiny, yet complex hydraulic complication. One will see bluish liquid moving its way through the retrograde indicators as a way of telling the current hour, while a smaller dial in grey enamel displays the minutes. There’s a regulator found beneath the 12 o’clock position, and lastly, a small seconds wheel is placed smartly at 9:30.

How is everything made possible? Inside is a unique complication that involves two parallel reservoirs releasing liquid. The first coloured liquid is made of blue tint, pushing the transparent one back to its own bellows upon the indication of the hour. It is a pushing and pulling, in effect, with the colours separated by an almost-invisible meniscus in shape of a crescent.

Specifications:

  • Exclusive HYT calibre mechanical hand-wound movement
  • 4Hz Frequency
  • 65-hour Power Reserve
  • 48.8 mm diameter
  • 100 metre Water Resistance
  • Cambered sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating
  • Screw-down sapphire crystal case-back
  • Hand-polished bridges in Côtes de Genève pattern
  • White hour dial with blue indexes and numerals
  • Luminescent minute and hour markers
  • White rubber strap with titanium deployant buckle

The H1 Iceberg 02 is more than a watch; it is a spectacle to behold—such a fine mechanism nestled within such a tiny luxury object! For anyone who loves science and sophistication, this is the perfect timepiece. The Iceberg 02 is composed of 50-limited edition pieces, available for purchase starting March 2016.

PASCAL GRENACHER

WATCHESPEDIA

Who would have thought that a dynamic, fast-forward Swiss watch brand like HYT would go a step back to focus on the conventional? No one, not even them, but HYT did just that with their release of H2 Tradition. Vincent Perriard, CEO of The Hydro Mechanical Horologists, found himself in the middle of the surprise. “We have always said that we would never create a classic piece,” he shares. “Having said that, this is exactly what we’ve done!”

But there is a reason for this “retro contemporary U-turn.” “Fluid innovation is, and will remain in our DNA,” continues Perriard. “”but this doesn’t prevent us from playing around with the codes of traditional watchmaking. Fun, experimentation, the joy of surprise: after all, that’s what we do best!”

The idea was brought up due to a wanting; it is when HYT decided to create a classic, signature piece, simple enough to preserve the identity of their craftsmanship, as well as beautifully timeless to be worn by different generations. It was a call for a challenge; and the watchmaker returns to its subtle roots to create a harmonious balance between a highly hydraulic-run mechanism nestled inside a perennial design.

H2 Tradition is the merging of two ideals; a 21st century watch powered by the same HYT aesthetics in a beautiful, elegant finish. The brand chose the handsome colours of blue and grey, black Roman Numeral indicators, and sophisticated guilloché finishes.

Two bellows are installed on two sides of 6 o’clock, providing balance between the reservoirs producing the liquid time-teller. One big challenge they had to face is recreating the entire dial to provide room for specific areas as well as movement. With the help of its long-standing partners, APRP, the entire case was overhauled into a sublime, minimalist approach, allowing the beauty of hourly movement and mechanism to seamlessly forge. Because of its fine make, the brand limited this edition to only 50 pieces.

Specifications:

  • Exclusive HYT calibre mechanical manual-winding movement
  • 3Hz Frequency
  • 192-hour Power Reserve
  • Diamond guilloché main plate in rhodium-plated nickel silver
  • White gold and titanium case
  • Domed sapphire crystal
  • 50-metre Water Resistance
  • Lacquered varnished hours and minutes
  • Black indexes with Arabic numerals
  • Patent blue alligator leather strap

PASCAL GRENACHER

WATCHESPEDIA