Tuesday, May 31, 2016

HYT H2 Alinghi Limited Edition

For the second year of their partnership, HYT and Alinghi hoist their sails even higher with the H2 Alinghi which follows in the wake of the H4 Alinghi.

For the first time in its history, HYT has built an H2 with a full untreated titanium case. This is also the very first H2 to feature the new black liquid, unveiled at the beginning of the year. The H2’s caliber has been suitably adapted: for the first time, it’s been crafted in two tone black and grey; above it glides a brand new central minutes hand, drawing inspiration from marine-style hands.
The new interplay between grey and black gives the watch an appearance that’s both technical and elegant, further highlighted by the bezel rider tab, which in another first, sports a rounded shape to accommodate the Alinghi logo. Lastly, the hour flange has also been redesigned with a twin satin/glass blasted effect, making the hour markers stand out both more clearly and more gently. The piece is mounted on a new ultra-resistant technical strap in matching shades.

Maintaining its original diameter of 48.8 mm, the timepiece will be produced in a limited edition of just 25, available from June 2016.

Technical details
Ref.: 248-TT-02-NF-BN, Limited edition of 25 pieces

Titanium with polished, micro blasted and satin finishes
Diameter: 48.8 mm
Height: 17.9 mm
Screw-down dynamometric crown sheathed in black rubber
Titanium protected crown
Titanium case middle
Titanium dome at 6 o’clock; Alinghi’s logo engraved in red varnish, “Alinghi” engraved in black varnish
Domed sapphire crystal (box) with anti-reflection coating on the inside
Screwed sapphire back
Water-resistant to 50 metres

Retrograde black fluidic hours
Minutes with a « déphaseur angulaire » (jumping hand) at 30 minutes
Crown position indicator (H-N-R)
Thermal indicator

Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive HYT calibre
21,600 vph, 3 Hz, 28 jewels
Black titanium DLC bridges and rhodium-plated bottom plate
192-hour (8-day) power reserve

Unstructured, fluidic hours
Aluminium hour dial; black numerals
Sapphire minute dial, black galvanic minute hand

Dark charcoal grey fabric with a black stitching, titanium deployant buckle

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