Saturday, October 29, 2016

HYT Colorblock Collection

Swiss luxury watch maker HYT celebrates its 3rd anniversary by launching collection of vibrant coloured hydro-mechanical timepieces. Christened as Colorblock collection, this line re-interprets the iconic H1 timepiece in three colours: Yellow, blue and red. The colours feature on the dial, the flange and the strap.
The yellow version is the most distinctive, as this is HYT's trademark colour. Dynamic, flamboyant and radiant, it offers an arresting contrast with the anthracite case in Gun Metal PVD. The blue version is the most subtle, featuring a glacial aura of a surprising depth.
The red version is the most radical and striking. It is the only version to incorporate just three shades: red, black (liquid) and grey (movement), with each of the other versions bearing traces of red on the power reserve and the second wheel. Each piece features a strap in a brand new, ultra-resistant fabric specially designed for these models.
The H1 Colorblock remain faithful to their ancestors (the first H1 was launched in 2012). It boasts a few details borrowed from HYT's contemporary models, such as the black liquid created for the H1 Full Gold, or the minute hand developed for the H1 Ghost. The capillary on the H1 Colorblock is partially coated in SuperLumiNova (SLN), which glows green in low light to illuminate it from below, allowing the time to be read "by deduction": the opaque black liquid blocks light, while the clear liquid allows it through. The H1 Colorblock is available in three limited editions of 10 pieces.

Technical details
Functions
Retrograde black fluidic 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

H1 Colorblock RED
Ref: 148-TT-80-NF-FR; Limited edition of 10 pieces

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

Dial
Unstructured, fluidic hours
Red hour dial, white indexes and numerals
Red minute dial, white indexes and numerals, black minute hand
Hours’ path filled with white Super-LumiNova®
Luminescent hand and hour-markers
Regulator at 12:00
Small seconds wheel at 09:30
Power-reserve indicator at 02:30

Strap
Red reinforced fabric, water resistant and anti-allergen fibres; sustainably produced; black topstitching; titanium gun metal PVD pin buckle

H1 Colorblock YELLOW
Ref: 148-TT-80-NF-FY; Limited edition of 10 pieces

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

Dial
Unstructured, fluidic hours
Yellow hour dial, white indexes and numerals
Yellow minute dial, white indexes and numerals, black minute hand
Hours’ path filled with white Super-LumiNova®
Luminescent hand and hour-markers
Regulator at 12:00
Small seconds wheel at 09:30
Power-reserve indicator at 02:30

Strap
Yellow reinforced fabric, water resistant and anti-allergen fibres; sustainably produced; black topstitching; titanium gun metal PVD pin buckle

H1 Colorblock BLUE
Ref: 148-TT-80-NF-FB; Limited edition of 10 pieces

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

Dial
Unstructured, fluidic hours
Blue hour dial, white indexes and numerals
Blue minute dial, white indexes and numerals, black minute hand
Hours’ path filled with white Super-LumiNova®
Luminescent hand and hour-markers
Regulator at 12:00
Small seconds wheel at 09:30
Power-reserve indicator at 02:30

Strap
Blue reinforced fabric, water resistant and anti-allergen fibres; sustainably produced; black topstitching; titanium gun metal PVD pin buckle

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