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New: HYT Skull 48.8 – Skulls now available in Green, Red and Blue

by Deployant News Team on October 2, 2018

HYT is an ecosystem that unites science, hi-technology, philosophy, art and design. Since 2015, the Skull collection has been an icon of HYT: its provocative, bold and unique design have formed the brand’s signature style. The liquid time telling experience symbolises the passage of time, continually reminding of the importance of seizing every second. Extending its lineup, HYT adds 3 new colourways to its smaller 48.8mm Skull collection: the skulls are now coloured in Green, Red and Blue.

 

 

The charismatic protagonist of this mesmerizing staging of time’s flow is a skull-shaped capillary. A patented fluidic module and exclusive mechanical calibre bring this to life. Colored liquid symbolizes reflection, while its transparent counterpart speculates reservedly on the future. Their meniscus meeting point precisely depicts the vital now.

The broad eyes on the dial of the Skull 48.8 intimidate intentionally, prompting onlookers to take a closer look at how they themselves are spending their time. Behind the right eye is a rotating disc expressing the passing of each precious second as it fades from dark to pale. Placing time’s essential momentum center stage, the counting of the minutes moves backstage, eliminating the need for a minute hand.

 

 

Light and colour play adds to the provocative drama of the Skull 48.8. Three limited editions incorporate red, green and blue fluid respectively. As each shade flows around the skull to represent time, it extends its contrasting influence over the monochromatic backcloth of the galvanized dial and titanium case. This deliberate tension fascinates the eye, as does the effect of light on the differently treated, unmistakably modern grey surfaces. The watches come equipped on grey fabric straps with accents that  matches each respective skull colours.

 

Technical Specifications

 

HYT Skull 48.8

Functions:

  • Green/Red/Blue fluidic hours
  • Seconds, power reserve

Case:

  • Titanium, satin and sandblasted finishes
  • Diameter: 48.8 mm
  • Height: 17.9 mm
  • Titanium hour bezel
  • Black rubber sheathed screw-in titanium crown
  • Titanium crown guard
  • Titanium dome
  • Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the dial side
  • Screw-on case back, sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant up to 100 metres

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, 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

Interface:

  • Transmission between movement and fluidic module by conversion of rotation into linear movement using a cam-follower system
  • Isostatic connection of the fluidic system guaranteed by a trident

Dial:

  • Green/Red/Blue varnish opaline skull
  • Anthracite grey galvanised coating with microblasted finishes
  • Seconds indicator (left eye)
  • Power reserve indicator (right eye)

Strap: Grey technical fabric with grey stitching, matching-colour rubber core, titanium folding buckle

Product reference: S48-TT-33-BF-RA (Blue), S48-TT-35-GF-RA (Green), S48-TT-34-RF-RA (Red), limited edition of 50 pieces each

 

 

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