HYT H1, Black/Silver Dial - Titanium Black DLC & Pink Gold on Strap Price On Request

HYT H1, Black/Silver Dial - Titanium Black DLC & Pink Gold on Strap
HYT H1, Black/Silver Dial - Titanium Black DLC & Pink Gold on Strap
HYT H1, Black/Silver Dial - Titanium Black DLC & Pink Gold on Strap
HYT H1, Black/Silver Dial - Titanium Black DLC & Pink Gold on Strap

Listed Price

Price On Request

Details

  • Location: New York, NY, United States
  • Address: 56 West 47th Street
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Dial color: Black
  • Strap color: Black
  • Strap material: Rubber
  • Movement: Handwinding Manual
  • Reference number: 148-DG-22-GF-RU
  • Water resistance: 100 m (328 ft)
  • Crystal: Sapphire Glass
  • Case Diameter [mm]: 48.8
  • Thickness [mm]: 17.9
  • Authenticity: N/A
  • Features: Power Reserve, Luminescent Numeral
  • Condition: Used
  • Internal Reference: 3356919

Description

An encounter between Fine Watchmaking and fluid mechanics. An encounter between Fine Watchmaking and fluid mechanics. One might say a utopia. Shattering all certainties, steamrollering conformity, the idea that led to the H1 was simple and consisted of two flexible reservoirs fixed to each end of a capillary. In one was an aqueous liquid filled with fluorescein, and in the other, a transparent viscous liquid. To keep them separate : the repulsive force of the molecules in each liquid, with a meniscus to mark the boundary between the two. As the hours go by, the fluorescent liquid advances. The meniscus, in the shape of a half moon, marks the breaking point with the other fluid in the tube, indicating the time. At 18:00, the fluorescent liquid comes back to its original position, going backwards. The secret that gets the reservoirs going ? Two bellows made of a highly resistant, flexible electro-deposited alloy, each driven by a piston. And this is where watchmaking comes in to activate the system. The two reservoirs at 06:00. While the first compresses, the second expands, and the other way round, resulting in the movement of the liquid in the capillary. A MECHANICAL MOVEMENT TO ACTIVATE THE HYDRO SYSTEM Orchestrated by Brino Moutarlier, alongside Jean-François Mojon and his Chronode SA team, a mechanical movement is situated in the upper part of the watch, and propels a cam, which pushes the piston and activates the bellows. The main challenge lay in finding an interface between the mechanical movement and the hydro system in a closed, waterproof circuit - a task further complicated by the limited space available to house them both. They had to be assembled separately to keep them independent, and then made to operate simultaneously. This is a highly delicate modular integration, which involves other constraints, such as the installation of the dial in two parts, through the sides. Case: - Titanium in black DLC with brushed, shot-peened and satin-finished surfaces brushed pink gold (5N) bezel and lugs - Diameter: 48.8 mm - Thickness: 17.9 mm - Rubber-clad screw-lock crown - Crown guard - Screw-locked added lugs - Metal dome at 06:00 - Cambered sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on the inside - Screw-down sapphire back Dial: - Unstructured, fluid jours - Back dial, pink gold (5N) indexes and numerals, Pink gold (5N) minute hand - Luminescent hand and hour-markers - Regulator at 12:00 - Small seconds wheel at 09:30 - Power reserve indicator at 02:30 Bellows The secret force driving the reservoirs is two bellows made of a highly resistant, flexible electro-deposited alloy, each driven by a piston. And this is where watchmaking comes in to activate the system. Also known as: HYT 148-DG-22-GF-RU, 148DG22GFRU
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