HYT – H3 Titanium and Platinum
We all know that HYT as the brand stands out from the other watchmaking companies. After astonishing Skull watches we get something that I can say it is a revolutionary.
The thing describing HYT is fluid mechanics technology used to indicate a time, instead of a simple hands. But what is more interesting, is the new feature in showing time, which is called ‘Linear System’. Therefore, we can’t find hands, satellites or any other system that read a time. HYT has created an amazing rotating dial with 4 faces. Each face contains 6 hours situated along the time display tube. In result, 24 hours of the day can be easily displayed.
“We started with a blank page and we capitalised on our fluid experience to create something entirely new”, explained Vincent Perriard, HYT CEO. “Placing the bellows in opposition was something that really posed a challenge. They are coupled by a mechanical assembly (comprising a spindle, sensor and thermal compensator), and fitting this between the bellows was a very delicate operation.”
HYT is starting something new in watchmaking with beautifully shaped case with dimensions of
62 x 41 mm. Every contour in H3 watch has been enhanced, so we can notice its shapeliness against the stealth Charcoal grey PVD-coated titanium and platinum with a micro-blasted, satin finish. Every single watch created by HYT involved a lot of effort while creating its movement. In H3 watch, the challenge was to design retrograde movement with a recovering energy used later to power the rotation of the watch’s dial. From a technical aspect this movement is mechanical with manual-winding working at 21,600 Vph. Movement’s parts are decorated with a colour matching accents in charcoal grey PVD-coated titanium. Power reserve in this watch is about 170 hours.
Let’s move on further to the main point of this review, namely to the dial and generally the complications. At the first sight, we can see the tube with a green liquid. Right under this tube there are retrograde hours (24 hours) in the form o 6 cubes. Retrograde minutes are presented at the right in the little sapphire dial. Moreover, the push-button for hour rotation is situated at the left of the case. Power reserve indicator is shown at the watch’s back. The interesting feature is the crown position indicator.
As you can guess, H3 watch is limited to 25 pieces. It goes with a beautiful black alligator leather strap.
– Dimensions : 62mm x 41mm
– Material : PVD-coated titanium / platinum
– Sapphire crystal
– Water resistance : 30 meters
– Manual winding
– Frequency : 21,600 Vph (3 Hz)
– 53 jewels
– Power reserve : 170 hours
– Retrograde fluidic hours
– Retrograde minute indicator
– Crown position indicator
– Power reserve indicator (back)
For more detailed information visit : www.hytwatches.com