HYT - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: HYT
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: H02913-A
    Case No: HS-14/A232-001 N°1/1
    Model Name: Hastroid Rainbow Nebula
    Material: Black DLC-coated titanium
    Calibre: Manual, 501-CM, 41 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: DLC-coated titanium buckle
    Dimensions: 48mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The design inspiration for this one-of-a-kind HYT timepiece are the rainbow colors that often shine on far away nebulas in the cosmos. The colors glow in the deep black of space, and the overall effect is mesmerizing. To achieve this spectacular effect, all elements of the case, strap, and a portion of the dial are kept black, to draw further attention to the rainbow colors.

    HYT worked with the leading Swiss phosphorescent maker, RC Tritec, to create rainbow-colored indexes in Superluminova Lumicast across three dimensions. As a result, the indexes glow with these different colors of light in darkness. Rainbow colored in the light and the same rainbow glowing colors in the dark!

    The centerpiece of the mecafluidic mechanism remains, of course, the fluid system, with two central "bellow" reservoirs, whose design, unique to HYT creations, reinforces the character and feeling of power and the capillary surrounding the dial. The same Superluminova material has been used on the dial below the capillary tube in the segments between the hour markers to underline this luminous aesthetic. These segments are covered with the advancement of time and uncovered when the liquid makes its retrograde shift to start the following time cycle. Another perfect example of the innovative breakthrough approach of HYT and of the mastery of Luminescence beyond its known applications.

    Its 48 mm diameter casing, with a total length of 58.3 mm and a 13.3 mm case thickness is shaped from the most modern or contemporary high-quality materials: titanium, titanium and carbon. Custom-made for new adventures, the multi-layer middle case presents subtle openwork, while the sandwiched construction method of the watch provides a water-resistance of 50 meters. Like a flight deck, the watch is topped by a domed sapphire crystal offering a largely unobstructed view of the dial. A central protective titanium case for the movement allows optimal handling of the missions assigned to this new spacecraft.

    Generously donated by HYT, the watch is being sold to benefit the missions of Swiss Institute.

    The buyer of this lot may be eligible to receive a charitable tax deduction for their purchase. Please see section 10 of this Auction’s Conditions of Sale.


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. H02913-A
A unique DLC-coated titanium fluid-filled wristwatch with rainbow SuperLuminova, semi-skeletonized dial, retrograde hours, and power reserve display, sold to benefit Swiss Institute

48mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $56,700

Contact Specialist

Paul Boutros

Head of Watches, Americas

+1 (212) 940-1293



Isabella Proia

Head of Sale, New York

+1 (212) 940 1285



The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022