HYT H1 watch is not just a watch, its a masterpiece! Vincent Perriard & Co’s HYT H1, a concept watch starting at $45,000 that will debut at the Baselworld 2012 show. It uses liquid-driven pistons as well as gears to tell the time.
The pistons in the movement will move the bellows, where each expansion will see the other compress, moving the green fluorescein liquid. Normally, fluorescein is used in the field of forensics to detect latent blood stains, but this scores a first in the field of horology.
Some of the technical specifications of HYT as provided by watchismo are:
- Movement: Mechanical hand-wound, exclusive HYT calibre, 28,800 vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels, bridges hand-chamfered and adorned with Côtes de Genève, rhodiumed bellows, 65-hour power reserve
- Functions: Retrograde fluid hours, minutes, seconds
- Case: Titanium; diameter: 48.8 mm, thickness: 17.9 mm brushed, bead-blasted and satin-brushed finish, rubber-clad screw-lock crown, titanium crown guard, screw-locked added lugs, metal dome at 06:00
- Crystal: Cambered sapphire crystal with glareproofed interior, screw-down sapphire back
- Dial: Unstructured, silver-toned opaline, fluid hours, luminescent hands and hour-markers regulator at 12:00, small seconds wheel at 09:30, power-reserve indicator at 02:30
- Strap: Hand-sewn leather-lined canvas, pin buckle
- Other versions: Black DLC-coated titanium case, 5N 18K red gold case