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H20 »TIME IS FLUID« Mindful. Modern. Meaningful.

04 Feb 2019

In a world ruled by immediacy, time is a precious commodity that no one seems to own. The H20 »TIME IS FLUID« by HYT turns this apparent dilemma into meaningful reassurance by giving time context. This innovative timepiece accepts, visualizes and celebrates the flow of time. Never claiming to be its keeper, it uses fluid technology to turn the interplay of the past, present and future into a canvas for individualized content. Why chase time when you can make sense of it?

The H20 »TIME IS FLUID« puts the core HYT concept of time’s vital passage into words. Circuiting the flange is the sentence »TIME IS FLUID«. This underlines the truth that, as with a linguistic phrase, the fragmentation of time compromises its flow. A three-dimensional design language is the signature of a product committed to presenting time as a spatial entity to be viewed from all angles – and inviting the wearer to do the same. In a contemporary external context, punctuated by digital displays flashing up the now as an isolated piece of information, this piece resolutely and visibly focuses on time’s fluidity.

Technically and philosophically the H20 »TIME IS FLUID« builds a bridge between seeming contradictions. A creative tension between craftsmanship and technology fuels the combination of a patented micro-fluidic module and a specially developed APRP mechanical movement. At a first glance, diamond guilloché decoration on the minute and second discs and the main plate betray the signature of haute horlogerie. A closer look reveals the offset diffusion of the patterns on the counters. The latter emphasizes the respective rhythms and layering of the time units, as well as the powerhouse represented by the regulating bellows.

HYT’s essential design vocabulary is clearly voiced by the H20. Time’s flow is expressed by smooth angles, fluid shaping and virtually no straight lines. Its core message is one of balance ­– between heritage and innovation, warmth and cold, and the past and future that meet in the present. H20 »TIME IS FLUID« comes in two versions – one in 18 carats yellow gold (2N) and the other in stainless steel. Both are limited editions. Colored and clear liquids trace the paths of elapsed and pending time respectively, as the ultimate symbols of life. Yours.

 

 

Specifications

H20 »TIME IS FLUID«

Functions:

Red fluidic hours

Minutes and seconds

Crown position indicator (H-N-R)

Power reserve (case back)

Case:


18 carats yellow gold (2N), polished and satin finishes

Diameter: 51 mm

Height: 19.95 mm

18 carats yellow gold (2N) crown

Domed sapphire crystal

Screw 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 colored with a highly resistant dye

Thermal compensator with dedicated bellow and specific liquid

High-tech ceramic fluidic restrictors

Movement:

Manual winding mechanical, exclusive caliber

21,600 Vph, 3 Hz, 28 jewels

Microblasted and stainless steel polished bridges with polished and locked internal angles

Diamond guilloché main plate in rhodium-plated nickel silver, rhodium-plated bellows

192-hour (8-day) 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:

»TIME IS FLUID« skeleton ring, green lacquered interior

Diamond guilloché minute dial, gold treatment, cabochon markers, minutes hand with C7 Super-LumiNova®

Diamond guilloché seconds dial, grey treatment, seconds hand with C7 Super-LumiNova®

Red “HNR” hand

Strap: Translucent grey rubber, titanium folding buckle

Ref.: 251-GD-465-RF-RU; Limited edition of 20 pieces

Specifications

H20 »TIME IS FLUID«

Functions:

Black fluidic hours

Minutes and seconds

Crown position indicator (H-N-R)

Power reserve (case back)

Case:


1.4435 stainless steel, polished and satin finishes

Diameter: 51 mm

Height: 19.95 mm

Stainless steel crown

Domed sapphire crystal

Screw 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 colored with a highly resistant dye

Thermal compensator with dedicated bellow and specific liquid

High-tech ceramic fluidic restrictors

Movement:

Manual winding mechanical, exclusive caliber

21,600 Vph, 3 Hz, 28 jewels

Microblasted and stainless steel polished bridges with polished and locked internal angles

Diamond guilloché main plate in rhodium-plated nickel silver, rhodium-plated bellows

192-hour (8-day) 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:

»TIME IS FLUID« skeleton ring, green lacquered interior

Diamond guilloché minute dial, dark grey treatment, cabochon markers, minutes hand with C7 Super-LumiNova®

Diamond guilloché seconds dial, grey treatment, seconds hand with C7 Super-LumiNova®

Blue “HNR” hand

Strap: Translucent grey rubber, titanium folding buckle

Ref.: 251-AD-464-BF-RU; Limited edition of 20 pieces