With an already imposing name, the H2 Aviator ref. 248-DL-01-GF-KG is the first time HYT creates a timepiece destined for aviation lovers which each step of its concept designed to satisfy aeronautical codes. The H2 Aviator isn’t simply an evolution, it is a true transformation of HYT’s iconic H2 launched in 2013, a piece easily distinguishable by its ‘V’ shaped positioned bellows. "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 color 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 neighboring 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 SuperLumiNova. 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 fiber with high tensile strength and temperature resistance, a fiber 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 mm by 17.9 mm in thickness. The watch is limited to 40 pieces and will be available in October 2015.
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Technical Specifications of the HYT H2 Aviator
Ref.: 248-DL-01-GF-KG, Limited edition of 40 pieces
Case: Titanium black DLC with polished, micro blasted and satin finishes measuring 48.8 mm in diameter by 17.9 mm in thickness. Titanium black DLC dome at 6 o'clock.
Dial: unstructured, fluid hours, black alumiunium hour dial; charcoal grey numerals, sapphire minute dial, black rhodium minute hand with a red arrow, white indexes and every 15 minutes red numerals 15, 30, 45, 60. Luminescent minute hand and hour-markers.
Crown: Screw-down dynamometric crown sheathed in rubber. Protected crown in titanium black DLC.
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal —box— with anti-reflection coating.
Case Back: Screwed sapphire back.
Water-resistance: 50 meters.
Functions: Retrograde yellow fluidic hours; Minutes with a jumping hand —déphaseur angulaire— at 30 minutes; Crown position indicator H-N-R; Thermal indicator.
Movement: Manual wound exclusive HYT caliber with 8-day power reserve.
Strap: grey/black Kevlar strap with red contrast stitching and titanium black DLC deployant buckle.