HYT - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: HYT
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 148-DG-22-GF-RU
    Case No: 483’034, No. 34
    Model Name: H1
    Material: 18K pink gold and titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 101, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium HYT buckle
    Dimensions: 48.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with international warranty certificate, HYT black fitted presentation box, card reader, cable and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 2012 and based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, HYT is a visionary innovator that combines Haute Horlogerie with cutting-edge fluid mechanics. Successfully catching everyone’s attention at the 2012 Baselworld, HYT presented to the world a watch collection called the H1, of which a patented fluidic system was incorporated as a time indicator. Seven patents for the technology and one for design, the H1 was made possible by HYT’s endeavor on movement and fluid engineering. In the same year, the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève bestowed the Best Innovative Watch to HYT as a recognition for the company’s innovative spirit and technology.

    Without a doubt, the most ground-breaking and unmissable feature of the H1 model is the fluorescent liquid capillary time indicator. The H1 comprises of two flexible reservoirs, clearly visible at 6 o'clock, fixed to each end of a liquid capillary. One end holds an aqueous liquid filled with fluorescein, and in the other, a transparent viscous liquid. The repulsive force of the molecules in each liquid, with a meniscus to mark the boundary between the two, keeps the two liquids separate. As the hours go by, the fluorescent liquid advances, signifying the time to its wearer. At 18:00, the fluorescent liquid comes back to its original position by going backward.

    The present lot is accompanied by an international warranty certificate and a black fitted presentation box. Encasing these complex mechanics within the bold design of the 49-mm titanium and pink gold case, the present timepiece is a daring watch made for daring collectors.



Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 148-DG-22-GF-RU
A fine and rare pink gold and titanium semi-skeletonized wristwatch with retrograde fluorescent liquid capillary time indicator, power reserve indicator, international warranty certificate and presentation box

Circa 2012
48.5 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$175,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018