News: HYT H0 – Contemporary. Elemental. Essential.

HYT H0
HYT H0
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The passage of time is what earths human existence. It continually reminds us that each moment of our lives is part of a big picture that bears our unique signature. With the latest HYT H0 timepiece, HYT showcases the bare essentials of time’s transience in a watch that is as grounded as it is elevated. Fluidity is the language of the design’s appearance and message. This is translated clearly through sleek lines and shaping, subtly punctuated by splashes of colour and underlying utilitarian confidence. The visualization of time’s motion by HYT is all about context – and content.

 

In an era where agendas are prone to overflow, the latest H0 focuses on making time’s flow meaningful. Avant-garde esthetics, with a form resembling a smoothed pebble, a curved dial and the HYT patented fluidic module, are the platform for relevant functionality. Bold digits, marking the passing hours, circumnavigate the side of the case and glow in the dark. This expresses the H0 commitment to three-dimensionality. After all, since when have time and space satisfied themselves with two dimensions or one perspective? An extra visual dimension comes from smoky grey sapphire glass windows in front of the bellows that constitute liquid time’s powerhouse.

The new H0 model’s take on transience and transparency has two variations. In one of these, a khaki dial and rubber strap stylishly camouflage the DLC anthracite coating of the stainless steel case. Red and pale green complete the colour palette, with the former taking on the essential task of visualizing recently elapsed hours. A slate grey version, with a slight hint of blue, embraces a serene black case and bright accents on the dial for accessible timekeeping. Ebony-coloured liquid shows the now morphing into memories before our very eyes.

HYT H0 Technical Specifications

Ref.: H02138

HYT H0 Red Fluid
HYT H0 Red Fluid

Functions:

  • Red fluidic hours
  • Minutes, seconds, power reserve

Case:

  • Stainless steel with DLC anthracite coating and satin finishes
  • Diameter: 48.8 mm
  • Height: 18.7 mm
  • Stainless steel crown with DLC Anthracite coating
  • Box-domed sapphire crystal
  • 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 coloured with a highly resistant dye
  • Thermal compensator with dedicated bellow and specific liquid
  • High-tech ceramic fluidic restrictors

Movement:

  • Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive calibre
  • 28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
  • Sandblasted movement finish
  • 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:

  • Khaki dial, engraved black markers and numerals, lateral numerals with C7 Super-LumiNova®
  • C7 Super-LumiNova® under the capillary
  • Bellow aperture in smoky grey sapphire
  • Sandblasted counters, black markers, green numerals
  • Red minute and second hands, C7 Super-LumiNova®

Strap: Khaki rubber, titanium folding buckle

Ref.: H02140

HYT H0 Black Fluid
HYT H0 Black Fluid

Functions:

  • Black fluidic hours
  • Minutes, seconds, power reserve

Case:

  • Black DLC stainless steel with brushed, micro-blasted and satin-finished finishes
  • Diameter: 48.8 mm
  • Height: 18.7 mm
  • Black DLC stainless steel crown
  • Box-domed sapphire crystal
  • Screwed case-back, sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant to 30 metres

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 coloured with a highly resistant dye
  • Thermal compensator with dedicated bellow and specific liquid
  • High-tech ceramic fluidic restrictors

Movement:

  • Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive calibre
  • 28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
  • Sandblasted movement finish
  • 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:

  • Grey dial, engraved black markers and numerals, lateral numerals with C7 Super-LumiNova®
  • C7 Super-LumiNova® under the capillary
  • Bellow aperture In smoky grey sapphire
  • Sandblasted counters, black markers, green numerals
  • Grey minute and second hands, C7 Super-LumiNova®

Strap: Grey rubber, black DLC titanium deployant buckle

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 coloured 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

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