HYT Launches With $45,000 Liquid-Engineered Timepiece

By Paul Joseph

The H1, the first timepiece by new watch brand HYT, is to be launched at the 2012 Baselworld watch fair in March.

Combining mechanical and liquid engineering, the hand-wound H1 timepiece displays the time via hydraulics that push fluorescent green liquid around the outer rim of the watch.

The liquid-driven pistons inside the watch’s chunky metal body control the hours, whilst the minutes are taken care of by a dedicated dial in the centre.

The 48mm watch will come in three types of case: titanium, black DLC-coated titanium and red gold.

The cheapest of the series is the HYT H1 titanium model, which will cost $45,000, while the price of the rose gold and titanium DLC-coated models’ will go much higher.

Led by expert horologist Vincent Perriard. HYT, which stands for “Hydro Mechanical Horologists”, is the current owner of seven patents concerning its H1 timepiece.

Baselworld will take place between March 8 – 15 in Basel, Switzerland.

By Paul Joseph