HYT, Watch Reviews

HYT – H2 Aviator


The first HYT creation that is dedicated to the segment of pilot watches. With its liquid time indication it introduces the modernity and fresh solutions in aviation theme.

The H2 Aviator is a well thought out design conceived to go the distance over years, to evolve, follow and even anticipate horological trends and to think that our creations are all of this quality, gives me enormous satisfaction.’ says HYT CEO Vincent Perriard. ‘The H2 transcends different orbs and is now propelled 10,000 feet upward as if it had always been meant for this


The H2’s new aviatic garb underlines the piece’s legibility, a defining element for all flight instruments. The path and the colour of the minute hand has been redrawn with its quarter hour indexes enlarged and in red. The central hand underwent the same treatment! Magnified and tipped by a red arrow, a first for HYT. The crown position indicator (H-N-R) located at 3pm is visible via a window that displays the selected function. To ensure all components shine with maximum visibility they are placed on a DLC treated movement with a satin finish and polished angles. The contrast with the neighbouring chrome is optimal, the reading of the time simple and intuitive.


Like all fighter planes the cockpit is functional and extremely visible in this sleek casing. HYT gave priority to a case entirely coated in DLC including the hour indexes that are treated with grey anthracite Super-LumiNova. Consistent with aeronautical codes, the hour is read by a yellow liquid. As with all technical pieces, the H2 has its share of innovations. One of HYT’s leitmotifs is to bring these innovations directly to the wearer: palpably, concretely and immediately. HYT’s latest innovation is a new strap covered in in Kevlar (an aramid synthetic fibre with high tensile strength and temperate resistance, a fibre that can be used in extreme conditions such as clothing for racing car pilots, racing sails, and also in the aeronautical and aerospace industry). The H2 Aviator’s case measures 48.8 millimetres. It is a limited edition of 40 pieces and will be available in October 2015.



The specifications:

– Diameter :  48,8mm
– Material : Titanium Black DLC (polished, micro-blasted, satin finishes)
– Water resistance : 50 meters
– Dome sapphire crystal
– Screwed sapphire back
– Screw-down dynamometric crown sheathed in rubber

– Mechanical, hand-wound
– Frequency : 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
– Power reserve : 192 hours (8 days)
– Jewels : 28
– Functions : Retrograde yellow fluidic hours, minutes with jumping hand at 30 minutes, crown position indicator (H-N-R), thermal indicator