Tuesday, April 12, 2016

HYT H1 Ghost

The H1 Ghost has been designed around a new black fluid produced in-house by Preciflex, HYT’s sister company which is responsible for developing fluids for HYT.

An opaque fluid does not emit or reflect any light. This means that come night, it is invisible. However, so that the H1 Ghost can be read in the dark, HYT developed a unique use of Super-LumiNova: the material illuminates the capillary from underneath along its entire translucent stretch, beyond the black fluid.

In concrete terms, this means that in the dark, the H1 Ghost does not only display the elapsed time, but also the remaining time up to 6 o'clock. When it reaches this precise moment, the fluid performs its retrograde movement.
The aesthetic features of the H1 Ghost play on this duality. Day and night, light and darkness are constantly in contrast. The black DLC titanium case presents alternating brushed, micro-blasted and satin-finished finishes, but their intense black only serves to better reflect the light.

These very dark, nocturnal tones highlight the white hour and minute indices and the white power reserve. Although in the minority, they are the most visible, dominating the black with their radiant white. The minute hand continues the fight: entirely black, it ends in a luminescent dot. And while the black fluid tirelessly pushes back its luminescent counterpart, only the light alone is capable of indicating the hour.

The H1 Ghost will only be released as a series of just 50 pieces.

Technical details
Model: H1 GHOST
Product reference: 148-DL-60-NF-RU, Limited edition of 50 pieces

Black DLC titanium with brushed, micro-blasted and satin-finished finishes
Diameter: 48.8 mm
Height: 17.9 mm
Black rubber sheathed screw-down black DLC titanium crown
Crown protector in black DLC titanium
Screwed offset lugs
Black DLC dome at 6 o'clock
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the dial side
Screw-down sapphire case-back
Water-resistant to 100 metres

Black retrograde fluidic hours; minutes, seconds

Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive HYT calibre
28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
Bridges hand-bevelled and adorned with Côtes de Genève, rhodium-plated bellows
65-hour power reserve
Bridges and main plates treated with anthracite grey NAC

Unstructured, fluid hour display
Black hour dial, with white indices and numerals
Hour chapter filled with Super-LumiNova®
Minute dial in mass-dyed resin
White Super-LumiNova® minute numerals and indices
Black luminescent minute hand
Minute counter at 12 o'clock
Small seconds wheel at 9.30 using LIGA® technology
Power reserve indicator with curved hand at 2.30

Black rubber, black DLC titanium ardillon buckle

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