It looks

Revolution (Hong Kong) - - SIHH 2017 -

like HYT de­cided to break up the wrist­mounted of­fer­ings this year, com­bin­ing an age-old tra­di­tion with state-of-the-art fluid time­keep­ing tech­nol­ogy. Bear­ing a some­what sin­is­ter feel, the Skull Pocket Watch is per­haps no more im­pres­sive than its wrist­watches, but a de­light­ful ad­di­tion. The hefty 59mm case houses a man­ual-wind­ing HYT cal­iber that beats at a stan­dard 28,800vph and works on the 65-hour power re­serve. Its ret­ro­grade move­ment re­lies on a bel­low mech­a­nism that pumps green fluid through a thin tube around the skull out­line, and the key fea­ture is the ful­ly­me­chan­i­cal LED sys­tem that il­lu­mi­nates with­out bat­tery, mind you. 80 mi­cro­scopic com­po­nents work to­gether as the LED light gen­er­a­tor and power stor­ing bank. Once pow­ered up, a push piece at 4:30 sparks two LED lights to shed a blue light on the skull from the 6 o’clock po­si­tion, last­ing a full five sec­onds. This power is man­u­ally-charged by turn­ing the same crown at 4:30. The light­weight DLC-ti­ta­nium piece is fin­ished with a sturdy ti­ta­nium chain.

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