Going back to basics means going straight to the very essence. By taking as its focus the visual and emotional possibilities of time flowing as a fluid, HYT allowed watchmaking to enter the new millennium, while continuing to root its creative process in the very origins of time measurement. This manifesto has been further extended with the new H₀ from HYT which, with the purity of its lines, encapsulates the very idea of a source code.
All life on earth is dependent on fluids. This truth inspired in HYT the desire to focus its attention on the continuous movement of a colored and a transparent fluid within a capillary. This display system, as unique as it is complex to realize, gives the impression that it is levitating. It offers new and intuitive perspectives on how to read and interact with both time and space.
With a large part of the movement hidden underneath a curved dial — suggesting the concentric waves formed by drops of water repeatedly falling into the basin of a water clock — HYT is re-engaging with magic and mystery, and with the source of life.
HYT, the first watch brand in history to offer collections which utilize major innovations in microfluidic technology, has decided to rework its design for the new H₀ collection. Pared down to the essential, only a section is revealed to provide a better understanding of the extraordinary sophistication of the systems within. Less is more. A fraction of the bellows is revealed through drop-shape openings on the surface of the dial. The minimalist design of the titanium piece focuses the attention on the artistic, spectacular dimensions of the fluid display.
By basing the volume of the H₀ on the circle, the droplet, and waves, HYT reinforces its belief in the fundamental principle that space and time are one. These primal curves are themselves inspired by a pebble, worn smooth by water from a mountain stream.
Augmented by a futuristic design, the minutes can be read via a hand positioned at 12 o'clock and the seconds via a small counter at 9 o'clock. The practical cutaway at 2 o'clock enables the power reserve level to be viewed.
This finely balanced assembly is magnified by a sapphire crystal which offers a completely new perspective, that of a side-on display. The H₀ is available with a supple rubber strap, with its fixings integrated into the case middle so the flow of its lines continues uninterrupted, ensuring it is supremely comfortable to wear.
- Retrograde fluidic hours
- Power reserve
- Titanium with brushed, micro-blasted and satin-finished finishes (DLC coating on Black version)
- Diameter: 48.8mm
- Height: 17.9mm
- Screw-down titanium crown
- Domed sapphire crystal
- Screw-down sapphire caseback
- Water-resistant to 30m
- Mechanical with manual winding
- Exclusive HYT caliber
- 65-hour power reserve
HYT's Patented Micro-Fluidic Module
- Two multi-layer metal bellows
- Capillary tube in medical-grade glass, with interior nano-coating
- Two immiscible liquids; one transparent and the other colored with a highly resistant dye
- Black: 048-DL-90-GF-RU; 15-piece limited edition
- Orange: 048-TT-92-NF-RU; 15-pieces limited edition
- Silver: 048-TT-91-BF-RU; 15-piece limited edition