Wet Dreams

Bespoke - - EMPEROR 1688 -

When the in­de­pen­dent Swiss watch brand HYT was launched in 2012 it rev­o­lu­tionised the in­dus­try straight away with some pi­o­neer­ing flu­id­dy­nam­ics-based haute hor­logerie that unites two im­mis­ci­ble flu­ids – one clear, one coloured – in tiny cap­il­lar­ies. To see the time, you look for the bound­ary line be­tween the flu­ids for the hours, while the min­utes are read off a sep­a­rate, con­ven­tional dial. Their new­est model, the H4 Me­trop­o­lis, goes even fur­ther by adding some me­chan­i­cally op­er­ated light­ing to the mix. As you’ll prob­a­bly no­tice, this 94,000 USD ti­ta­nium watch has two crowns. The up­per one at two o’clock is for wind­ing and set­ting the time. The other, at four o’clock, is used to charge a sec­ondary main­spring, which is used to power a small gen­er­a­tor con­nected to two blue LEDS. If you push the crown in and then let go, you’ll be given a three-sec­ond bat­tery-less light show that’ll leave you in ab­so­lute awe. HYT’S H4 Me­trop­o­lis is limited to 100 pieces.

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