The HYT H0 Time is Precious watch epitomizes an amazing philosophical message. Comparative precisely and basically to different individuals from the H0 family , the “Time is Precious” model is not normal for anything we have seen before at HYT and adventures down a more artistic way to address the principal philosophical thoughts that motivated the brand to depict time in a fluid style. The dial, produced using shards of intelligent silicon alongside the brand’s trademark liquid portrayal of the hours, is proposed to advise us that time is relentless and welcomes us to appreciate the entire day.
Panta Rhei: Everything Flows
The very idea of time is an open greeting to philosophical thoughts. For those of a logical/numerical twisted, time is free of the perceiver and advances at a consistent speed for everyone, wherever in the universe. Relativistic time gets into a totally different sticky situation with ideas like time enlargement for objects commandeered by gravitational fields and even the possibility of time travel. Be that as it may, however you decide to take a gander at it, in whichever bearing it very well may be moving, it can’t be stopped.
Unlike numerous standard brands whose watches are contextualized with way of life proposition – refined, energetic, brave, fashionable person, and so forth – HYT has packed its energy into finding a representative method to address time. Chief Grégory Dourde conversed with MONOCHROME widely about the brand’s novel way to deal with addressing time in the video underneath , and uncovers how the thoughts of the Greek thinker Heraclitus demonstrated basic in building up HYT’s ‘time is liquid’ concept.
Heraclitus of Ephesus (530-470 BC) saw that nature is in a condition of consistent transition and change. His saying that “no man at any point steps in a similar stream twice” summarizes his vision of the streaming, consistently changing and tireless nature of time. As per Grégory Dourde, the similarity of time streaming like a waterway evoked an emotional response: “It turned into the base of the HYT project and the test for us was to show the progression of time with fluid. The hued fluid addresses past time and memory while the straightforward fluid is your future.”
Having established that time is short lived and stops for no man, the H0 Time is Precious watch is the brand’s contemporary admonishment to carpe diem. “It’s a cutting edge take on the memento mori, without the skull,” discloses Dourde, “a lasting suggestion to the proprietor that time is a definitive extravagance since you can purchase pretty much anything, however you can’t accepting time.”
A Case with Fluid shapes
Packing such grandiose considerations into a watch is a difficult task, so we chose to ask the people at HYT how they consolidated all these elevated philosophical ideas into a watch. In the devoted MONOCHROME video , fashioner François Nuñez clarifies how liquid has played “a vital job in the manner in which we display time, yet in addition in the manner in which we plan our watches”. The state of the H0 is liquid, “similar to a smooth stone polished by the water” and the utilization of glass is “connected to water by its transparency”.
In certainty, the cambered sapphire precious stone compensates for 3/4 of the volume of the watch and the high domed shape offers perspectives on the development and dial from various positions. With its 48.8mm breadth and 18.7mm tallness, you would anticipate that this watch should be trying on the wrist. Surprisingly, the shortfall of hauls makes it comfortable to wear and the measure of glass gives it a drifting, ethereal presence – despite the fact that there is no getting away from the way that it will get looked at!
The tempered steel case highlights brushed, miniature impacted and glossy silk finishes and drums home the message Time is Precious, engraved twice in mirror composing around the hardened steel case band. Things get fascinating however on the domed sapphire gem securing the dial with its engraved dark numerals which can be seen from various positions, frontally and furthermore from the side. The crown at 2:30 is covered with dark DLC, the caseback is likewise produced using sapphire precious stone and the watch is water-resistant to 30m.
A Cubist Dial
HYT wanders into a more artistic domain and turns its hand to the craft of marquetry to make a theoretical, practically Cubist dial that looks like it has been produced using fragmented glass. Rather than utilizing more conventional marquetry materials like wood or nacre, HYT picked silicon to embellish the dial, which was laser-cut into 63 more modest pieces. The plan of the shards of silicon is dynamic and the mirror finish on their surface mirrors the environmental factors and plays with the light so that the watch is continually changing, being changed right in front of us – another token of the tenacious progression of time.
The theoretical course of action of the silicon makes a unique example and there are four sharp mathematical openings on the dial uncovering the cries, a three-sided power save pointer that travels from dark (unfilled) to red (full), and a cut-out at 9 o’clock for the running seconds. Styled like a controller clock, the hours on the fringe are shown by the red liquid that movements through the slender and which is siphoned back again toward the finish of its journey (18:00) with a cool retrograde activity. To permit the dial place stage, the minutes are situated on a sapphire counter in the top portion of the dial and the minutes hand has a dash of radiance to counsel the time in the dark.
Most of you will be acquainted with HYT’s inventive arrangement of cries and vessels to siphon the liquid around the dial, however in the event that you need a top to bottom clarification on the innovation that HYT needed to create to ensure the fluids inside the cylinders didn’t get blended, and that the time demonstrated by the mechanical development was precisely reflected by the fluid, don’t miss our video .
You can get a decent perspective on the manual-twisting type on the caseback with the roars involving the lower half and the equilibrium wheel, gear train and barrel solidly held set up by the openworked spans, which thusly are sloped and embellished with Geneva stripes. Beating at 28,800vph/4Hz, the development gives a 65-hour power reserve.
Price and availability
The H0 Time is Precious is a restricted version of 50 watches and with regards to its straightforward body, comes on a transparent elastic lash with a titanium collapsing clasp. The retail cost of the watch is required to be around CHF 50,000. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.hytwatches.com .