Friday, September 22, 2017

HYT - H1 Antoine Griezmann & H4 Panis-Barthez Compétition

HYT presents H1 Antoine Griezmann and the H4 Panis-Barthez Compétition: two limited editions created in association with exceptional sport personalities.

Antoine Griezmann, the rising French international striker, is considered by his peers to be one of the best centre-forwards in world football. Racing team Panis-Barthez Compétition is represented by Olivier Panis and Fabien Barthez, two legendary sportsmen who have both risen to the top of their fields in careers which span more than two decades. To date, Olivier Panis is still the last French driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix (on the legendary Monaco race track back in 1996); Fabien Barthez is the most successful international goalkeeper in the history of French football, he was crowned best goalkeeper of the tournament in the 1998 World Cup, and then went on to launch his career in motorsport.

HYT H1 Antoine Griezmann
The H1 Antoine Griezmann is a sporty, elegant, and technically outstanding timepiece, which is kitted out in white and blue, the athlete's two favourite colours. The fluid time display system is a nod to his ‘energy gauge’. This limited series of 20 pieces features a central sapphire dial, flanked by a seconds counter and a power reserve with segmented display. The two-tone blue PVD and DLC titanium gives the timepiece a purity which Antoine Griezmann wanted to preserve, which is extended by a white Cordura strap with blue Top-stiching. The watch features Antoine Griezmann's logo on its sapphire case-back.
Technical details
H1 Antoine Griezmann
Ref.: 148-DB-07-BF-FW; 20-piece limited edition

Functions
Blue retrograde fluidic hours, minutes, seconds
HYT's exclusive patented micro-fluidic module:
- Two multi-layer metal bellows
- Capillary tube in medical grade glass, with interior nano-coating
- Two immiscible liquids; one transparent and the other coloured with a highly resistant dye
- Thermal compensator with dedicated bellows containing a special liquid
- Ceramic fluid restrictors

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

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

Dial
Unstructured, fluid hour display
- White hour dial with hour chapter filled with Super-LumiNova®, white indices and numerals with black contour (numeral 7 with gilded contour)
- Minute dial in sapphire with decorative engraving and minute track varnished in blue and white
- Regulator at 12 o'clock
- Rhodium-plated minute hand with Super-LumiNova®
- Seconds bridge with NAC treatment and seconds transfer, rhodium-plated hand varnished in red at 9:30
- Power reserve indicator at 2:30
- Power reserve bridge with NAC treatment, rhodium-plated hand varnished in red at 2:30

Strap
Black rubber base with integrated white Cordura centre and blue topstitching, folding buckle in DLC titanium

HYT H4 Panis-Barthez Compétition
The H4 Panis-Barthez Compétition is a high-tech timekeeping instrument which delivers outstanding performance in all environments, both day and night. In this timepiece, a green fluid loaded with fluorescent nano-particles moves inside a jet black case, framed with a notched bezel in satin-finished titanium.

HYT and Panis-Barthez Compétition have designed the centre of the watch to express all the power of the endurance racing world, by picking up the colours of the steering wheels on their cars. The seconds indicator and the power reserve are therefore adorned with blue, red and green. The minute track is topped with a sapphire bridge, over which passes a red hand, guaranteeing the high level of legibility demanded of sports watches. Each bridge on the H4 is cut out to reduce its weight, just like a race car.
Finally, in a nod to the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race which runs right through the night, the H4 Panis-Barthez Compétition is fitted with the HYT light module. When the pushbutton crown at 4:30 marked with the word "Flash" is pressed, the timepiece lights up mechanically, making the fluorescent green fluid which indicates the time glow spectacularly, like a gauge.

Technical details
H4 Panis-Barthez Compétition
Ref.: 151-DL-08-GF-RN; 20-piece limited edition

Functions
Retrograde fluidic hours, minutes, and seconds
HYT's exclusive patented micro-fluidic module:
- Two multi-layer metal bellows
- Capillary tube in medical grade glass, with interior nano-coating
- Two immiscible liquids; one transparent and the other coloured with a highly resistant dye
- Thermal compensator with dedicated bellows containing a special liquid
- Ceramic fluid restrictors

Movement
Skeleton mechanical hand-wound movement, HYT exclusive calibre
- 28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
- Hand-bevelled bridges, rhodium-plated main plate and bellows
- 65-hour power reserve
Blue light mechanical module:
- System activation and winding function with push-button crown at 4:30
- Dynamo system activated when the crown at 4:30 is pressed. When this button is released, the light is deactivated until the additional barrel spring is completely decompressed

Case
Black DLC titanium (bezel and dome)
- Diameter: 51 mm
- Height: 17.9 mm
- Two crowns in DLC titanium; black rubber-sheathed screw-down crown at 2:30 and at 4:30
- Dome in DLC titanium
- Hour bezel in DLC titanium with numerals varnished in black satin-finished (“start” and “return” varnished in matte white)
- Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the dial side
- Metallic screw-down sapphire case-back with Panis-Barthez Compétition transfer
- Water-resistant to 50 metres

Dial
Unstructured, fluid hour display
- Sapphire power reserve and minute & seconds dial
- Regulator at 12 o'clock
- Minute numerals and indices engraved and varnished in white
- Minute hand in black PVD with red varnish; luminescent at the centre
- Small seconds wheel at 9.30 with green, blue and red transfer; white numerals
- Power reserve indicator at 2:30 engraved and varnished in red, blue and green with white transfer

Strap
Black rubber base with integrated NOMEX™ centre and black stitching, black DLC titanium folding buckle

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