HYT H2. Baselworld 2014.

On Baselworld 2014 HYT presented the HYT H2 in new colors.

This watch will be limited to 50 pieces. 20 pieces in titanium with white gold and blue fluid which will be launched autumn 2014. 20 pieces in black DLC with pink  gold and green fluid, launch in summer 2014. 15 pieces in titanium with platinum bezel and red fluid, launch in winter 2014.

For those who don’t no HYT or doens’t ring a bell, they introduced in 2012 a revolutionary watch which is a combination of high-end mechanical watchmaking and fluid mechanics, the HYT H1. The H2 was born of a vision shared by the Hydro Mechanical Horologists and the APRP team (Audemars Piguet Renaud et Papi) overseen by Giulio Papi.


The driving force behind the idea to introduce hydro mechanical technology in 2012 is simple: Two flexible reservoirs with a capillary attached at each end. In one, an aqueous liquid containing fluorescein. In the other, a viscous transparent liquid. Keeping them apart is the repulsion force of the molecules in each fluid.

At 6 o’clock, the two bellows, made from an incredibly strong and supple electro-deposited alloy, are moved by a piston. When the first is compressed, the other is extended, and vice versa, driving the movement of the fluids in the capillary. The meniscus, which marks the separation between the fluids in the tube, displays the time. When it reaches 6 pm, the fluorescent liquid returns to the original position using a retrograde movement.

H2 Titanium Black DLC-Inside-300dpi



H2 Titanium Platinum SQ_Side_300dpi H2 Black DLC & Pink Gold_Side_300dpi


Source WatchInsight and HYT.

Photo’s HYT.