HYT

The Hydro Mechanical Horologists at HYT have realised an impossible dream: combining mechanics and fluids in a wristwatch.

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  • Philosophy

  • 3 key dates

  • Collections

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  • About HYT

    The 2002 Swiss national exhibition was held around the lakes of Neuchâtel, Bienne and Morat. It was amid this profusion of large lakes that the idea of a water watch was born. The idea of returning to liquid indications in a sealed wrist watch – some three thousand years after the Pharaohs' first water clocks – was captivating from a technical point of view alone.

    Mindful of the challenges involved in bringing this idea to fruition, a shareholder model was set up to provide the resources to put it into practice. The project would bring together two different worlds: on the one hand, that of chemicals and medical technology – which alone had the capabilities for dealing with the fluid aspect – combined for the first time with the world of traditional watchmaking.

    The team was expanded in 2010.

    Bringing together designers, chemists, mechanics and microtechnicians, the H1 concept finally came into being.
    Based on a process that uses fluids to indicate the time, the HYT team of engineers brought together two elements that had hitherto been completely opposed: liquids and watches. Whereas formerly it had been synonymous with corrosion – and the source of major problems with watertightness – here liquid is controlled and channelled inside a capillary tube that runs around the case of the H1.

    HYT has worked hard to ensure that this fluid remains visible and chemically stable: making sure, for instance, that it does not expand or contract according to the ambient temperature, rendering the time indication inaccurate.

    The H1 is a unique timepiece in a unique collection that relies on the fundamental principles of watchmaking – but even as it obeys the precepts of physics and watchmaking, it also features a unique complication that opens up the way for many further developments.

  • HYT's philosophy

    The Hydro Mechanical Horologists at HYT have realised an impossible dream: combining mechanics and fluids in a wristwatch. By carrying off the insane challenge of displaying the time with water, they done much more than add another outlandish item to the watchmaking universe; they have confounded every imaginable stereotype by bringing together two worlds that were formerly diametrically opposed to each other. Never since the clepsydras of the Pharaohs had anyone succeeded in breaking free from the laws of gravity and transposing this source of energy into a portable watch. HYT has achieved this feat.

    HYT's leitmotif is fluid mechanics – the ultimate hybridisation. Its formula is avant-garde watchmaking developments, comprising engineering pushed to its limits, high-tech materials, and a stirring design. This inspired, rebellious style imposes its own codes, underscoring the distinctive temperament and creativity of the whole.

  • HYT's 3 key dates

    2002: the initial idea of creating HYT and a fluid-display watch is first discussed
    2010: HYT founded
    2012: launch of the H1, winner of the GPHG Grand Prix for Innovation the same year

  • HYT's collections

    H1: the H1, the brand's exclusive timepiece, comes in the following versions: titanium, black titanium DLC, pink-gold DLC titanium and pink gold.

  • Contact HYT

    HYT SA
    Route de Falaise 74
    CH-2000 Neuchâtel
    T. +41 32 323 27 70

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Featured HYT Watches

  • HYT H2 Titanium & White Gold Blue 248-TW-00-BF-RA - watch face view

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    H2

    Titanium & White Gold Blue

  • HYT H1 Alumen Blue 148-AB-31-GF-RU - watch face view

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    H1

    Alumen Blue

  • HYT H2 Titanium Platinum SQ  248-TP-00-RF-AB - watch face view

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    H2

    Titanium Platinum SQ

  • HYT H1 Red2 148-TG-02-RF-RU - watch face view

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    H1

    Red2

  • HYT H1 Titanium Bronze 148-TB-21-GF-RU - watch face view

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    H1

    Titanium Bronze

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GPHG 2015

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— For its 15th edition, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève unveils a selection of models highly representative of Fine Watchmaking. Which brands are already winners?
SEPTEMBER 01, 2015
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Video. H4 Gotham

— Take a closer look at the H4 Gotham, a very unique skeleton watch.
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First ambassador

— HYT forges a link with motor sports through a partnership with Jean-Eric Vergne.
JUNE 30, 2015
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He loves me passionately!

— Another major new launch from Christophe Claret, a closer look at the floral theme and a critical view on dials
JUNE 29, 2015
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Formula 1 at a fraction of the price: HYT and the RC44 Championship

— A modest price of entry, a 50/50 split of amateurs and professionals and owner-drivers make the RC44 Championship Tour an intriguing competition.
JUNE 25, 2015
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JUNE 22, 2015
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Vidéo. H1 Air RC44

— Take a closer look at this new timepiece dedicated to the RC44 Championship.
JUNE 19, 2015
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H1 Air Collection

— An airborne H1 family takes flight.
JUNE 18, 2015
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— Auctions, exhibitions, festivals and unmissable new watches.
JUNE 16, 2015
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Movements in fine form

— Form movements are an aesthete’s pleasure, hugging the curves and lines of the cases containing them to the nearest millimetre. Horological feats composed of subtle angles and intermediate wheels, since the wheel – the heart of the watch – remains invariably round!
MAY 08, 2015
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H4 Gotham

— With the new HYT exclusive calibre, the H4 Gotham represents the new generation of HYT skeleton watches.
MAY 06, 2015
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Skull Diamond

— A precious version of the Skull Red Eye, this model features a skull shape set with 289 round diamonds.
MARCH 24, 2015
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    H3: futuristic breakout

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    MARCH 02, 2015
  • Newsletter

    Watches and cars

    — After a week in the desert looking at watches we return to the Swiss winter as the Geneva Motor Show starts with its fair share of watch brands present on the...
    MARCH 02, 2015
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    BaselWorld 2015

    The art of teasing

    — As brands get ever more creative with their attempts to garner interest for watches that will only be revealed from 18th March this year, WorldTempus attempts...
    FEBRUARY 26, 2015
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    H1 Cigar

    — The H1 Cigar is the first customised watch from HYT and a demonstration of the almost limitless possibilities for developing unique cases which combine "...
    FEBRUARY 20, 2015
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    Partner of the 2015 RC44 sailing Championship

    — With HYT becoming the Official Timekeeper of the 2015 RC44 Championship Tour, the brand signs its very first partnership.
    FEBRUARY 15, 2015
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    Inventors without borders

    — In its quest for innovation, the watchmaking industry searches far and wide for inspiration.
    FEBRUARY 07, 2015
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    H2 Full Gun

    — HYT has added a metallic shade to the case architecture of its new H2 Full Gun.
    JANUARY 28, 2015
  • HYT, H1 Blue 2
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    H1 Blue 2

    — HYT unveils the H1 Blue 2, a new variation of its hydro-mechanical watch H1 featuring a blue fluid hour display.
    JANUARY 25, 2015
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    SIHH 2015

    Hands-free watches

    — A selection of watches presented during the 2015 “wonder week” dispense with the traditional hour and minute hands completely.
    JANUARY 21, 2015