With their striking H2.0 Time Is Fluid Silver watch, HYT affirm their commitment to their unique time-indicating complication through a declaration proudly inscribed directly onto its flange. For HYT, the passing of the hours flows freely, without structure or rigidity. It is a gentle transition which dispels with the need for an hour hand, replacing it with two immiscible liquids, contained within a glass capillary. With a HYT watch it is possible to make sense of the passing of time by offering a new prospective. And this prospective is, of course, that time itself is fluid.
In every aspect, the H2.0 Time Is Fluid model is a symbolic watch which represents the technical accomplishments of this independent watch brand.The watch carries a 51 mm stainless steel case with polished and satin finishes. Rising up from this generous housing, is a domed sapphire crystal which envelopes almost the entire watch.
Around the flange, the phrase “Time Is Fluid” defines the ethos of the brand, and serves as a reminder of the precious nature of every moment. As if to emphasise its importance, each letter has been enhanced with green lacquer, and the words are underscored with an exquisite diamond guilloché ring. Beneath the vitreous covering, the technical supremacy of the timepiece is exposed.
On the lower dial, the two multi-layer bellows which breathe life into the fluidic hour indication are laid out in a “V” configuration on the lower dial. Together they control the precise release of the two liquids, by alternatively pushing or releasing them. Upon completion of a full 12 hour cycle, the liquids restore to the original position in a retrograde action.
Taking up position at the centre, a dark grey minutes dial interlocks with a light grey seconds subdial. In unison with the outer flange ring, both dials have been decorated with a superb diamond guilloché finish. To their left, a diminutive blue “HNR” hand indicates the adjustment modes of the movement for hours, neutral and rewind. Around the perimeter, consistent with the overall monochrome aesthetic of this stunning watch, the glass capillary which indicates the hours contains black liquid.
Inside, beating at 21,600 vph, the manual wound movement retains a generous power reserve of 192 hours. Its superlative finishing and unusual architecture can be appreciated through the sapphire case back. In keeping with its distinctive aesthetics the model comes presented on a transparent rubber strap with a titanium folding buckle. The HYT 2.0 Time Is Fluid Silver model is a limited release of just 20 pieces, offering exclusivity to its wearer.