Sculpture gives mass meaning. The latest H2O from HYT looks to this visual art that operates in three dimensions to shed light on the essence of time. Viewed from any aspect, the sculpted timepiece unveils new angles on time, while colored and clear liquids keep its essential flow permanently present. Second by second, further layers of time are revealed, witnessed and anticipated. The all-black color-scheme, right through to the coating of the movement’s bridges, intensifies the visual drama between mystery and transparency. This intrinsic interplay of time and space brings to life the core HYT belief that time is defined by content and context.
In these two new limited editions of the H2O, the three-dimensional quality of the design acquires additional visual tension. A striking contrast between black diamond-like carbon coating and the domed crystal hosting apparently floating digits. The whole presents an architectural entity, tempting the eye to take a new perspective on time and watchmaking. As blue or red liquid trace the path of time’s recent journey, clear fluid beyond the meniscus in the capillary creates curiosity at what potentially lies ahead.
Within the safe walls of the H20, a carefully curated, highly technical performance takes place. This features a patented fluidic module and a mechanical movement exclusively developed for HYT by APRP —Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi. Seamless transmission between these two protagonists is assured by the conversion of rotation into linear motion via a cam-follower system. This timepiece represents the culmination of a quest to define and capture the essence of time. Its conclusion is clear: the time is now —always.
These two new watches are cased in a stainless steel case that has been black DLC coated measuring 51 mm in diameter by 19.95 mm in height. Both watches are powered by a manual wound movement that beats at a frequency of 21,600 vph, equipped with 28 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 8 days when fully wound. The watches are water resistant to 30 meters and available in a limited edition of 10 pieces for each version.
Sticker Price $95,000 USD. For more info on HYT click here.