Sunday, November 1, 2015

HYT H1 Air collection - H1 Air RC44, H1 Classic & H1 Air Black Pixel

The H1 Air Collection from HYT comprises of 03 limited edition models: H1 Air RC44, H1 Classic and H1 Air Black Pixel.

The H1 Air RC44 was created in association with a sailing champion. Since February 2015, HYT is the official timekeeper for the RC44 regatta created by Russell Coutts, 5 times winner of the America’s Cup, one of the most difficult circuits in the world. The H1 Air RC44’s movement is covered by a sapphire dial, another first for HYT. The part of the dial covering the bellows remains translucid to allow an unobstructed view of the heart of the watch. Two other untinted and open areas have been integrated for the same reasons of visibility: to the left of the dial to display the seconds and to the right to show the power reserve. On the RC44 the sapphire dial is adorned with a applied chapter made of a single piece of carbon, evoking the ultra perfectionist structures of racing monocoques.
H1 Air RC44
The H1 Air Classic is an Art Deco piece destined for the collector that is looking for classical horological codes with an avant-garde technology. For the H1 Air Classic, HYT didn’t simply recreate a traditional piece. The brand remained loyal to its codes and to its hydraulic technology: large roman numerals, gold tone, optimal visibility and chocolate tons all served with an alligator strap. Its case is in titanium and 5N gold favouring lightness and a resistance to the passing fancy and fashion of time. Its roman numerals are placed on an applied chapter that rests on its sapphire dial.
H1 Air Classic
The H1 Air Black Pixel’s sapphire dial has an urban camouflage nuanced with tones of grey. In this monochrome universe, the liquid, the seconds and the power reserve literally spring from their aperture giving the piece an exhilarating 3D sensation. Its case is in titanium black DLC giving this last piece a furtive, modern and powerful feel.
H1 Air Black Pixel
 All three pieces are limited: 22 pieces for the H1 Air RC44; 25 pieces for the H1 Air Classic and H1 Air Black Pixel.

Technical details
H1 AIR RC44
Ref: 148-AB-52-GF-TB; 22-piece limited edition

Case
Alun 316b (aluminium composite)
Diameter: 48,8 mm
Thickness: 17,9 mm
Black rubber-clad screw-lock crown
Titanium crown guard
Screw-locked added lugs
Titanium dome at 06:00
Cambered sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on the inside
Screw-down sapphire back
Water-resistant to 100 meters

Functions
Retrograde yellow fluid hours; minutes, seconds

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, exclusive HYT calibre
28,800 vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
Bridges hand-chamfered and adorned with côtes de Genève, rhodiumed bellows
65-hour power reserve

Dial
Unstructured, fluid hours
Smoked sapphire crystal glass minutes hours dial with a carbon reported grid
Carbon hour dial, grey numerals hours indicators and indexes
Black minute hand
Luminescent minute hand
Regulator at 12h00
Second disc with an orange indicator at 9h30
Power reserve indicator at 2h30 with a grey and orange shading

Strap
Black yacht sail canvas strap, folding clasp in titanium black DLC

H1 AIR CLASSIC
Ref: 148-TG-51-BF-AM; 25-piece limited edition

Case
Pink gold 5N and titanium
Diameter: 48,8 mm
Thickness: 17,9 mm
Black rubber-clad screw-lock crown
Titanium crown guard
Screw-locked added lugs
Titanium dome at 06:00
Cambered sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on the inside
Screw-down sapphire back
Water-resistant to 100 meters

Functions
Retrograde blue fluid hours; minutes, seconds

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, exclusive HYT calibre
28,800 vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
Bridges hand-chamfered and adorned with côtes de Genève, rhodiumed bellows
65-hour power reserve

Dial
Unstructured, fluid hours
Smoked sapphire crystal glass minutes hours dial with a 5N reported grid
Black roman numerals hours indicators and indexes
5N minute hand
Luminescent minute hand
Regulator at 12h00
Grey second disc with a black indicator at 9h30
Power reserve indicator at 2h30

Strap
Brown alligator leather, titanium deployant buckle


H1 AIR BLACK PIXEL
Ref: 148-DL-53-GF-AB ; 25-piece limited edition

Case
Titanium in black DLC with brushed, shot -peened and satin-finished surfaces
Diameter: 48.8 mm
Thickness: 17.9 mm
Rubber-clad screw-lock crown
Crown guard
Screw-locked added lugs
Titanium black DLC dome at 06:00
Cambered sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on the inside
Screw-down sapphire back
Water-resistant to 100 meters

Functions
Retrograde fluid hours; minutes, seconds

Movement
Mechanical green hand-wound, exclusive HYT calibre
28,800 vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
Bridges hand-chamfered and adorned with côtes de Genève, rhodiumed bellows
65-hour power reserve

Dial
Unstructured, fluid hours
Smoked sapphire crystal glass minutes hours dial with a grey and black pixelation and a titanium reported grid
Black roman numerals hours indicators and indexes
Grey minute hand
Luminescent minute hand
Regulator at 12h00
Yellow second disc with a black indicator at 9h30
Power reserve indicator disc with a grey and yellow shading at 2h30

Strap
Black alligator leather, titanium black DLC deployante buckle

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