HYT, the “Hydraulic Watchmaker”, provided HYT Skull with a new watch model for 2015-there are two versions. If you are confused about how to read the latest watches of this brand, then don’t worry, so am I. What you need to know is that the dial of the HYT skull indicates hours, seconds, and has a power reserve indicator. Yes, the HYT skull does not take a few minutes. What, what are you up to? You have a futuristic skull on your wrist!
Skull watches are nothing new, but they are the first batch of futuristic skull watches we have seen. Interesting, limited and cool, but my question is why HYT decided to use the skull-themed timepiece as the third watch.
The HYT skull is based on the original HYT H1 (hands on here), and later the more high-end HYT H2 (hands on here) was introduced. Following the theme of liquid indicators, HYT’s 2015 will all involve Skull.
I will talk to Vincent Perriard, CEO of HYT, about what makes skulls so popular in luxury watches. Skull-themed tourbillons are gaining popularity among brands such as Richard Mille and Hublot.
SERIES:HYT Skull Watches
Functions:Hours, Minutes, Seconds and Power Reserve
Case：Black DLC titanium with brushed, micro-blasted and polished finishes
Crystal:Cambered Sapphire Crystal
Dial Color:Unstructured, fluid hours, black hour dial, grey anthracite indices and grey numerals, seconds dial (left eye), power reserve indicator (right eye)
Bracelet Strap：Black leather alligator
Clasp Type:Titanium Pin Buckle
Now, HYT has entered the skull watch competition, adding some additional technical requirements to the usually pathological theme. The first step is to create the skull contour using HYT’s proprietary liquid hourly instructing “capillary” system. The liquid tube does not completely surround, but frames the skull on the dial, which is your main way to read the time. According to HYT, the slight bending of thin glass tubes is a special engineering challenge.
At the time of release, the HYT skull will be available in two versions, one is DLC black titanium alloy with green liquid, and the other will be 18K rose gold, DLC black titanium with red liquid. They are called “HYT Skull Green Eyes” and “HYT Skull Red Eyes” respectively. The new HYT case they use is 51mm wide and 17.9mm thick. I can’t wait to see how this large Skull watch looks on my wrist.
From a design point of view, HYT can be said to be all-encompassing-the HYT skull reminds me of the entire field of comics, cartoons, and movie skulls and characters. I just chose He-Man’s Skeletor, T-1000 Terminator, and of course The Punisher’s skull logo. Those who decide to buy a HYT Skull watch will of course remind them that their skull has its own connection with the HYT Skull watch dial.
In my opinion, HYT hopes to make a futuristic skull-shaped watch that is related to the appearance of Marvel’s Iron Man; this means that the skull has nothing to do with bones, but with the “badness” of skulls, masks and armor. Habits are related.
As I said, HYT Skull is very suitable for the brand’s design theme, but the case is novel and I am very happy about it, because when the brand reuses the existing case and calls the timepiece “timepiece”, I I don’t like this case completely fresh. The crown of the watch is still at 2:30 on the case, but the crown protector has been removed. The crown is of course rubber-coated.
The dial of the HYT skull is interesting and legible. Considering that it doesn’t show the minutes, what should I do? Think of the HYT Skull watch as HYT’s answer to one-handed wholesale watches. Although you can’t actually know the minute exactly, you can use the position where the liquid travels between hours to understand the time of the last 10 minutes or so. This is not as accurate as many other one-handed watches, but I think people will not wear Skull watches because they need to know the exact time – they will use their phones to do this.
The skull eyes on the dial are also indicators. The left eye indicates the running seconds, while the right eye is the power reserve indicator of the manually wound mechanical movement. How these functions work, or how clear they are, these are the things I have to comment on when I will use the HYT Skull watch for hands-on operation later.
Inside the HYT Skull watch is an exclusive HYT movement. You can integrate its proprietary bellows and capillary system to move liquids, which can be seen under the “teeth” of the skull. The rear of the case can be seen through the sapphire crystal glass window, adding a touch of beautiful appearance to the movement. The movement runs at 4Hz (28,800 bph) and has a power reserve of approximately 65 hours. I like the traditional idea of designing it with modern aesthetics. Of course, the matching green or red colored sapphire crystal feels good, adding charm to the overall appearance of the HYT Skull fashion replica watches.
HYT made it clear that although the two debut HYT skull versions are limited editions, there will be HYT skull versions in other colors and material combinations in the future. Now, we have the HYT skull green eye reference. Titanium alloy 151-TD-41-GF-AB.