HYT - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: HYT
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 148-TT-21-RF-AG
    Case No: 4814000, No.00/22
    Model Name: H1 Quai Du Mont-Blanc
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. HYT 101, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium HYT deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 49mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank HYT certificate, instruction card, leather holder, travel case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Regarded as one of the youngest independent manufacturers in the field of watchmaking, HYT was officially launched in 2012. Introduced in the same year, the H1 was the first wristwatch released by the firm at Baselworld and immediately making a statement through its ground-breaking innovative approach to tell time.

    With over 8 technological patents and 1 patent for the design, the H1 was the first-ever timepiece to tell time via fluid. Developed in collaboration with Jean-François Mojon and Preciflex with a specific focus on movement and fluid operation, the mechanism is made possible via two reservoirs located at 6 O’clock. One compresses the liquid whilst the other expands it. As the hours go by, the liquid runs through a tube indicating the hours whilst a dial positioned at 12 O’clock indicates the minutes.

    Debuted in 2014 as a limited edition homage to HYT’s partnership with Montres Prestige, the brand’s first ambassador in Switzerland located on Quai du Mont-Blanc overseeing the Jet d’eau of Geneva, the titanium HYT H1 Quai Du Mont-Blanc was produced in 22 pieces only. After indicating time with its neon yellow fluid, the new model took on a new red fluid—the colour of passion, of Geneva and of Switzerland proudly amplified around the circumference of the hydro-mechanical timepiece. The high fluid technology took over 18 months to perfect, with its proprietary and extraordinary calibre that provides up to 65 hours of power reserve, the movement is further finessed by the beautiful Côte-de-Genève finish. Preserved in absolutely mint condition, the present example is engraved with No.00/22 alongside of the ample display of the movement, making this the very first example made for this rare reference. Accompanied with its full set of accessories and a nod at the 22nd Canton of the Swiss Confederation, this is a wonderful opportunity to get a hold of the discontinued creation.

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Ref. 148-TT-21-RF-AG
A fine and unusual limited edition titanium semi-skeletonized wristwatch with small seconds, retrograde fluid hours, power reserve indication and certificate, numbered 00 of a limited edition of 22 pieces

Circa 2014
49mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 200,000 
€18,800-23,500
$20,500-25,600

Sold for HK$214,200

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Thomas Perazzi
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022