HYT: H1 Copper DLC

H1: Hydraulic machinery
We know leaks or water clocks. The oldest found so far can be traced back to the time of the Pharaoh. It took 3400 years to overcome gravity and use the liquid in a mechanical watch to indicate time. Many people have dreamed-HYT did it.

in principle

An encounter between fine watchmaking and fluid mechanics. Some people will say utopia. Breaking all the certainty, the compliance of the roller, the idea of ​​H1 is very simple, it consists of two flexible reservoirs fixed at the ends of the capillary. One is an aqueous liquid filled with fluorescein, and the other is a transparent viscous liquid. To separate them: the repulsive force of the molecules in each liquid, with a meniscus to mark the boundary between the two.

The two reservoirs are at 06:00. When the first one compresses, the second one expands, and vice versa, causing the liquid to move in the capillary. As time goes by, the fluorescent liquid continues to develop. The half-moon-shaped half-moon-shaped elbow marks the breaking point along with the other fluids in the pipe and indicates the time. At 18:00, the fluorescent liquid returns to its original position and moves backward. The secret to make the reservoir work? The two bellows are made of high-strength, flexible electroplated alloy, and each bellows is driven by a piston. This is where the watchmaking industry starts to activate the system.

Mechanical movement to activate the hydraulic system

By Bruno Moutarlier (Bruno Moutarlier) and Jean-François Mojon (Jean-François Mojon) and his Chronode SA team, the upper part of the watch is equipped with a mechanical movement, and push the cam, the cam Push the piston and activate the bellows.

The main challenge is to find the interface between the mechanical motion and the hydraulic system in a closed waterproof loop-this task becomes more complicated due to the limited space to accommodate both. They must be assembled separately to maintain independence before they can operate simultaneously. This is a very fine modular integration, which involves other restrictions, such as mounting the dial into two parts via the side.

From concept to reality: fusion of two worlds with a common goal

Although the basic idea is simple, implementing it is very complicated. Under the leadership of Bruno Moutarlier, the two teams worked together. In terms of watchmaking, Jean-François Mojon (Jean-François Mojon) and his support team at Chronode. Preciflex, a patent registration company founded by fake HYT founders Patrick Berdoz, Lucien Vouillamoz and Emmanuel Savioz, is engaged in fluid operations. Supporting Preciflex is Helbling Technik from the medical world, which uses fluid motion in some treatments. An incredible human adventure, in principle, pushed the two worlds into a new era of union, in which unique technology will not only affect the watchmaking industry, but also shake up medical technology because of the pump system Will lead to new application areas. That field.

Step 1: Develop a liquid that meets the specifications of the watch. Color, homogeneous texture, resistance to vibration, shock and temperature changes, long-term unchanged, foolproof and waterproof. Many innovative requirements need to be developed. So far, seven patents have been registered for this technology, and one patent has been registered for design. This is a big drop in the unknown, leading to the feat of technical watchmaking bordering nanotechnology.

Master energy needs
Hydraulic pressure means pressure. When the liquid filled with fluorescein passes through a full circle and reaches 06:00 – 18:00, the outlet pump compresses, and the bellows receiver expands, creating resistance, so more energy is required. To solve this problem, Preciflex has developed a revolutionary bellows, which is made of extremely fine alloys with high flexibility and durability. In fact, they are inspired by the sensors used by NASA, and their design must be adapted to watchmaking requirements. The specially researched shape reduces the energy required for compression, absorbs shocks and ensures rock-solid waterproof performance. luxury replica watches

Fluid metaphysics

In the entire development process, in addition to engineering design, the amount of liquid is also the focus of attention. Every microliter is important, and the total volume in a closed circuit system is very accurate because the system must be water resistant at the nanotechnology level. Due to the abnormal connection between the crown and the liquid, a special time setting system is designed to prevent the liquid from moving too fast and damaging the meniscus.

Emotion accelerator

Sébastien Perret’s tight, aggressive design determines the testosterone content of H1. Completely non-standard structure. The three-dimensional structure of 5 mm sapphire crystal is carved from a block, and the three-dimensional structure can be seen from the front, side or three-quarters, and the dome at 6 o’clock imposes its own rules. Fluorescein particles emerge from it, like sparks flying by from the past. The industrious piston and bellows merge towards it. The upper part of the watch looks very irregular, which determines the geometric design composed of strata and reliefs. The minute adjuster is located in the middle, overlapping with a spectacular small second hand similar to a waterwheel. At 02.30, a 65-hour power reserve pointer indicates the remaining energy available on the three arcs of a circle. At the same time, the fluid moves along the housing. The “monster” with a diameter of 48.8 mm and a thickness of 17.9 mm can be easily positioned on the wrist. The grooves on the strap of the case visually extend the applied irregular hour markers, while the crown forms a dovetail shape at 02:30, and the strong crown guard pushes the case towards the case.

Case: Bronze DLC titanium alloy, with wire drawing, shot peening and satin finish

Technical specifications


Diameter: 48.8 mm
Thickness: 17.9 mm
Rubber-covered screw-in crown
Crown Guard
Lock screw
Metal dome at 06:00
Curved sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating inside
Screw-in sapphire back cover
Water resistant to 100 meters.
Titanium, bronze DLC color

Countercurrent hours; minutes, seconds

Mechanical manual winding, exclusive HYT movement
28,800 vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
Hand-chamfered bridge and decorated with Geneva bellows
65 hours power reserve

Unstructured, flow time
Black dial, gray indexes and numbers, gray minute hand
Luminous time scale and time scale
12:00 regulator
Small second at 09:30
Power reserve indicator at 02:30

Rubber, titanium black DLC pin buckle