Case: Titanium and Sand of St Barth Polyepoxyde
Case diameter :48.8 mm
From intent to design
It is the location of the Swiss National Fair-in the Three Lakes region; namely Neuchâtel, Bienne and Morat-which inspired its creators to think about water meters. Here, we have experienced a certain historical reminiscence of the water clock time, as well as the extreme distrust of the aquatic element watchmaker, which is still the first public enemy of mechanical watches that are prone to rust.
This concept seems difficult to achieve, and has long been an intention. Time passed, but Lucien Vuillamoz could never get rid of this fantasy. His way of thinking about projects has evolved, so the concept that HYT now proposes-showing the passage of time through liquid-has slowly taken shape.
This new method quickly adopted the functional principle of the fluid HYT indicator. Two flexible metal bellows are connected very thinly by capillary tubes. Each flexible chamber is filled with two immiscible types of liquid, one of which is colored. When one of the two chambers is compressed, the interface between the two fluids will show time. copy watches
Lucien Vuillamoz walked halfway between Oppenheimer and Professor Tournesol, his free thought impressed everyone as if it was floating on the Quantum Vacuum. His method can be summarized as the motto of Socrates’ analytical thinking: “What I know is that I know nothing.”
Vuillamoz studied thermodynamics in the famous Department of Nuclear and Spherical Physics at the University of Geneva. As a compulsive inventor, his academic background tells him that he has an extraordinary concept at hand, but he knows that the constraints of physics can only promote its development.
From concept to first prototype
When a person has a revolutionary idea, the first thing to do is to protect it. Because he lacked the necessary knowledge in the field, Vuillamoz turned to his friend Patrick Berdoz, who has extensive experience in the field of intellectual property. After usual preliminary research, it seems that these technologies can be truly protected. With the logistical and financial help of Patrick Berdoz, he believed that this bold project could be developed, conducted novel searches, and made advance payments. Vuillamoz explained: “There are currently eight patent families.” “The protection of intellectual property rights is the core of the strategy of HYT and its sister company Preciflex. The latter is a technology platform in the field of indication, whose purpose is to control the movement of a very small amount of fluid for use. For various applications.”
SERIES:HYT Skull Watches
Functions:Hours, Minutes, Seconds and Power Reserve
Case：Black DLC titanium with brushed, micro-blasted and polished finishes
Crystal:Cambered Sapphire Crystal
Dial Color:Unstructured, fluid hours, black hour dial, grey anthracite indices and grey numerals, seconds dial (left eye), power reserve indicator (right eye)
Bracelet Strap：Black leather alligator
Clasp Type:Titanium Pin Buckle
Once an important first step was taken, HYT was established and launched a fundraising campaign to begin production of the first functional prototype. The second part of this article will reveal the limitations that must be addressed in order for this unique project to succeed. Review replica watch
Creating reliable, feasible and marketable products faces many challenges, which undoubtedly requires building a team with the necessary skills and courage to be prepared to explore things that have never been explored. In 2010, Vuillamoz met a genius who was responsible for managing the HYT company and passing his communication skills to the construction and promotion of the brand’s image. That person is Vincent Perrirad. In his previous watchmaking works, his talent and sincere taste for innovation have been praised. With the arrival of Bruno Moutarlier, former industrial director of Audemars Piguet, this excellent team was quickly completed. Bruno Moutarlier hired Jean François Mojon and his team Chronode to manufacture the HYT H1 movement.
Everyone knows the rest of the story: firstly, all attendees at HYT focused their attention on the showcase, while H1 was the new size exhibited at Baselworld 2012. Then, most watchmaking critics began to praise the achievement of inserting liquid into mechanical watches. Look. Finally, the challenges of producing H1 are particularly complex and incompatible with watchmaking culture. Therefore, only a handful of watch experts immediately understood the exact function of the fluid module. With the cooperation of this developer, the second part of this article will clarify the functions and development required to bring HYT H1 to market.