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A memento mori with HYT’s Skull 48.8
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A memento mori with HYT’s Skull 48.8

Friday, 30 November 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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This HYT watch is a bold reminder that time is passing by with its skull in three colours, each with a titanium case.

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 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 a rotating disc expressing the passing of each precious second as it fades from dark to pale. Placing time’s essential momentum center stage, the counting of the minutes moves backstage, eliminating the need for a minute hand.

Skull 48.8 red © HYT
Skull 48.8 red © HYT

Three 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, modern grey surfaces. Confirming the color-coding are grey fabric straps within a structure that matches the influencing tone.

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