HYT – Part Two

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Any­one fancy some liq­uid in your watch? No prob­lem. In­de­pen­dent Swiss watch brand HYT truly com­bined high-end watch­mak­ing and fluid me­chan­ics when they launched the hy­brid H1 model. Now the story con­tin­ues. Over­seen by leg­endary move­ment de­signer Gi­ulio Papi the HYT’s team of hy­dro me­chan­i­cal horol­o­gists went back to the de­sign lab and brought us the H2. The first sketches emerged in sum­mer of 2012, with the goal to fur­ther in­te­grate flu­idics into me­chan­i­cal watch­mak­ing. For ex­am­ple, once the H2 is on your hand, a tem­per­a­ture in­di­ca­tor finds out when the fluid has reached the op­ti­mum tem­per­a­ture range. No won­der that the founder Lu­cien Vouil­lamoz is a for­mer nu­clear en­gi­neer with a de­gree in ther­mo­dy­nam­icsm though nowa­days he’s fo­cused less on fis­sion and more on telling time with wa­ter on a wrist­watch. The H2 Ti­ta­nium Black DLC comes with ti­ta­nium bridges with dec­o­rated mi­crob­lasted Black PVD and ti­ta­nium. Fancy a swim? The watch is wa­ter-resistant to 50 me­tres.

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