HYT Skull 48.8, colours
Light and colour play accomplished supporting roles in the drama of the Skull 48.8.
The HYT Skull 48.8 has carpe diem on its mind. This distinctive timepiece continually reminds us of the importance of seizing every second. Highlighting time’s passage using liquids, it focuses on the power of the present, the very elixir of life.
The protagonist of this staging of time’s flow is a skull-shaped capillary. A patented fluidic module and exclusive mechanical calibre bring this to life. Colored liquid symbolizes reflection, while its transparent counterpart speculates reservedly on the future. Their meniscus meeting point precisely depicts the vital now.
The three new Skull 48.8 are limited editions of 50 pieces in each color. © HYT
The broad eyes on the dial of the Skull 48.8 intimidate intentionally, prompting onlookers to take a closer look at how they themselves are spending their time. Behind the right eye is the rotating disc of the power reserve indicator expressing the passing of each precious second as it fades from dark to pale. The left eye displays the seconds indicator.
The three Skull 48.8 limited editions incorporate red, green and blue fluid respectively. As each shade flows around the skull to represent elapsed life, it extends its contrasting influence over the monochromatic backcloth of the galvanized dial and titanium case. This deliberate tension fascinates the eye, as does the effect of light on the differently treated, unmistakably modern grey surfaces. Confirming the force of color-coding are grey fabric straps within a structure that matches the influencing tone.
The exclusive hand-wound HYT calibre has hand-bevelled bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève © HYT