HYT Following the launch of the H1 and H2 watches, which subvert the tradition of horology, the entire watch industry is looking forward to the next new work by HYT. The brand finally announced the highly anticipated H3 watch with a movie like a science fiction movie trailer on the eve of the 2015 Basel Watch Show. After watching this video, would you still use the term ‘horology’ to describe this H3 watch?
HYT H3 is equipped with HYT’s original manual winding mechanical movement, the case is made of PVD carbon gray titanium and platinum, limited to 25 pieces
Start from scratch
HYT has already made a name for itself with its bold and transcendence style, and the brand once again refuses to be bound by any restrictions to create an impossible watch. The prototype of H3 was inspired by the concept of depicting the passage of time with liquid. This new field was not only created by the young independent brand HYT, but also completely re-created different watch styles in this field. Following H1 and H2, HYT is back, once again shaking the entire watch industry. H3——The brand not only deconstructs the time, but also rebuilds the time around its basic principles: two bellows-like liquid storage tanks output fluorescent liquid through the tube guide for time display.
Against the horological tradition, the H3 has no midday display and no hands. H3 is an independently created watch with a case size of 62 X41 mm. This specially designed case for H3 perfectly matches the movement. HYT and its partners have succeeded in creating this extremely complex watch. One of the main challenges was to shape the case and sapphire crystal. The movement is another major challenge, because the H3 needs to include the power required for a reverse movement, and it also needs to power the rotating dial. H3’s structural design inspiration was based on the desire to depict time in a linear display, so two bellows-shaped reservoirs were set at each end, and the team responsible for the movement’s engineering design created the entire H3 entire concept. Movement.
Full linear time display
Above the watch is a bellows-like liquid storage tank device. First, the left storage tank drives the colored liquid forward to display the time; and the right storage tank makes up for the transparent liquid in the tube. This glass tube with a diameter of less than 1 millimeter is operated under vacuum. The inside is filled with two liquids: one is a yellow liquid (aqueous) to tell the time; the other is a transparent liquid (viscous). The uneven surface in the tube guide separates the two liquids. The middle part of H3 is the time display. It has no pointer, no satellite device, and does not use any other time reading method that has been used before. HYT pioneered a rotatable four-sided dial that cooperates with the liquid tube guide to display time. The dial on each side is also marked with a 6-hour scale, so it can be displayed for 24 hours.
To ensure the coordination of the hour-to-hour linear progression, the brand has developed a unique movement. The complication is the degree of accuracy and accuracy of the dial rotation to display the current time. The other three sides of the dial are invisible. When it reaches the end of every 6 hours, the movement will automatically adjust the reverse jump. At this time, the dial started to rotate, and the time display gradually jumped back to the starting point on the left. When the liquid starts to rebound, the movement uses the power to store the fluorescent liquid in the bellows-shaped liquid storage tank, and at the same time, it provides power for the operation of the hour dial. To ensure the cohesion of H3 technology and style, HYT has also developed a linear minute display. In the lower right position of the watch, there is a double articulated arm swiping horizontally on the scale to display the minutes. When it reaches the end, the reverse jumping device starts immediately and returns to the starting point instantly.
H3 sets the time with a button, located on the left side of the case. Each time you press it, the central time display bar turns a quarter circle. This clever design enables quick tuning in units of 6 hours when setting the time. Then, just twist the crown to set the exact hours and minutes during this time period.
Triple Time Mechanical Dance
Each part and part of H3 is very important and indispensable. It seems that different instruments in the orchestra follow their own rhythm, give the dial life, and inject new vitality into time. Like H2, which was launched earlier, it was arranged by HYT, and APRP (Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi) carefully planned and arranged the dance again. ‘We started with a blank piece of paper and used our liquid experience to create something completely new,’ explains Vincent Perriard, president of HYT. ‘How to place a bellows-like liquid storage tank is a huge challenge. It is a series of mechanical components (including the main shaft, sensors and thermal insulation regulators). .
As explained from the beginning, the H3 became the most distinctive watch in the HYT collection. Its twin barrel provides 170 hours of power reserve (equivalent to about 7 days). PVD carbon grey coated titanium with platinum case, limited to 25 pieces. The first watch will be available in September 2015.