HYT H1 was launched in 2012. When the clock and watch manufacturing environment was exhausted, it undoubtedly caused a sensation at Baselworld, even during the year.
The bright yellow liquid was indeed choppy, flooding the blogosphere and the watch press. Vincent Perriard and his team surfed the wave proficiently: anyone is talking about this brilliant funnel-like liquid of the 20th century.
However, this yellow buzzing ocean slightly exceeds the true technological and conceptual journey launched by HYT: for many people, the presence of liquid in a mechanical watch is the only notable explanation for the product.
Indeed, when faced with this “phenomenon”, the law of media encourages the gradual decline of the thinking process, replaced by an emotional response, and the emotional impact of this H1 takes place in several stages. This watch needs to be thorough for at least a few hours to show its depth.
Like all 3D watches, HYT H1 does not fully show itself in the official photos: the bracelet shown in this article helps to understand the item further.
Many articles on HYT H1 mention clepsydra (Wikipedia link): this kind of connection seems easy to establish. Until the 12th century, when Tlemcen’s clepsydra was created, hydraulic measurement of time was a scientific and accurate method of calculating a specific time period. In those days, water was the only medium for transferring and regulating energy, but gradually, sand replaced water. This is because, although hourglasses are less accurate (due to the different sizes of sand grains), they are easier to miniaturize.
Mechanically, these antique movements are the reverse of the tourbillon, because the mechanism relies on the relative stability of gravity to make the material flow. fashion replica watches
In the 15th century, the fuse appeared, the prehistoric mechanical regulator. Increasing the diameter of the fuse can compensate for the lack of tension when the mainspring is retracted. Although still lacking in accuracy, it is easier to miniaturize than a leaking plug and stronger than an hourglass. The invention of the balance spring will eventually regulate the entire system. In the end, Lépine benefited from the development of the metalworking industry and invented an open movement with a floating barrel…
From Abraham-Louis Breguet to Edmond Jaeger, horology has gradually developed and improved accuracy and reliability, leading to an industrial confrontation between the Swiss and American watch industries , Reached its peak between the two world wars. As quartz became the regulator of choice for electrical energy, in the late 1960s, a new stakeholder-the Japanese watch industry finally emerged. The American watch industry will never recover, and the Swiss fake watch industry will rely on the basic watch: luxury watches to make up for it. In the 90s, Seiko pushed this to the apex with a spring driver, thanks to a complex magnet system that mixed the energy of the spring with the precise adjustment power of quartz.
Although this latest innovation does not have the charm of a classic balance, it provides powerful precision.
Since then, despite the exquisite mechanical projects, Switzerland seems to have withdrawn from the field of leading technology, which has been limited to new materials produced by new technologies in recent years. Therefore, although the external parts are already very modern, the contents are still ultra-traditional thanks to the generous expression of praise from the press kit.
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