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HYT lights up the H4
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HYT lights up the H4

Thursday, 03 January 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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A miniaturised dynamo powers two LEDs to light up the H4’s dial with colour, without batteries or electronics. Proposed as four limited editions.

HYT is a master of directing relevant encounters between art and science, bringing together horology with fluidics by visualizing time’s passage with immiscible liquids. The H4 builds on this foundation to explore the tension between day and night, mindful that time’s flow never sleeps. Illumination comes from the first mechanical source ever designed for an haute horlogerie complication. The exploration of new territories in miniaturization and component curvature enabled the in-house development of a micro-generator. This sources light from two LEDs without any support from electronics or batteries.

H4 Red Fluid © HYT
H4 Red Fluid © HYT

Bauhaus boldness enlivens a canvas of black and silver metal components in four eye-catching H4 limited editions. Three focus on red, green and blue respectively. A fourth family member adds a touch of yellow to these in a stunning multicolored statement. As the fluorescent nano-particles in the transparent composite dials catch the light, each of the surface’s tiny perforations transforms into a light source in itself. Adding its signature to the paradoxical perfection of these timepieces is the seamless combination of an exclusive mechanical movement and patented fluidic module. Even the bi-material strap in rubber and technical fabric shows that opposites attract, act and interact.

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