Pushing the boundaries of watch design and time display, the Hastroid Green Laser by HYT is a technically masterful and exclusive proposition. An avant-garde timepiece to the core, this spectacular limited edition model captures the spirit of contemporary Haute Horlogerie and it carries the distinctive high tech aesthetics for which this exciting independent watchmaking company are renowned throughout the watchmaking landscape.
Dramatic from every angle, the Hastroid Green Laser evolves the HYT portfolio and is a showcase for the company’s extraordinary fluid hour indication which is displayed elevated like a glass monorail, above a three-dimensional dial architecture, enhanced with neon green detailing. Exhibiting a resolutely modern personality, this is definitive and confident timepiece which reflects the ethos for daring designs which this youthful independent watchmaking company continue to embrace in their collections.
Measuring 48mm across, 52.3mm end to end and with a height of 17.2mm, the case is manufactured from an innovative blend of green composite and DLC coated titanium. The composite material brings a superb textured aesthetic to the mix, while around its waist, a perforated mesh allows the green inner to show through. With hollowed lugs and a squared-off profile, the case is immediately arresting and it creates a dramatic statement upon the wrist.
Beneath the sapphire, the dial is exceptional. Adhering to the design language of the case, it has an outer band of green honeycomb mesh, onto which the luminous green arabic numerals are applied, with a sapphire central panel revealing the remarkable mechanism within. The green central minute hand is skeletonised and tipped with Super-LumiNova, and it hovers just over the minutes index ring at the end of its reach. The power reserve is indicated near the two o’clock position, while the seconds are displayed via a tri-armed pointer at the ten.
Using the HYT patented Meca-Fluide system, the hours are displayed via an elevated glass tube encircling the centre of the dial. At the meeting point of the two immiscible fluids within it, one black, the other completely invisible, a clearly defined leading edge indicates the hour. Thanks to their individual properties, it is impossible for the fluids to contaminate one another, and as they push against each other, they are forced through the fine glass capillary by the pair of hydraulic bellows, which dominate the lower section of the dial, expanding and contracting, as they force the fluids around and above the display, before retracting to start again as the time strikes six o’clock.
On the underside, a sapphire caseback reveals the manual wound Calibre 501 movement. Finished to Haute Horlogerie standards, it is the product of a collaboration and innovations specialist TEC Ebauches. Fully wound, the single barrel has a 65 hour power reserve, and the balance pulsates at 28’800 vib/h.
Manufactured in a limited edition of only twenty-seven pieces, the Hasteroid Green Laser by HYT is presented on a black rubber strap with a black alcantara embossment and green stitching, secured to the wrist with a black titanium folding clasp.