H4 Enlightened. Energized. Polarized.
November 21, 2018
Dissolving apparent contradictions drives HYT. The latest H4 watches shed even more light on this intrinsic fascination with making the paradoxical meaningful. These colorful new timepieces remain loyal to the brand’s fil rouge of showcasing the power of the past and future to assign the present context and content. At the same time, they add a striking new dimension to the combined energy of two potentially polemic opposites – light and liquid – with the smallest dynamo ever invented, patent pending. There’s an instant of tension when creativity succeeds in replacing an enigma with enlightenment. The new H4 watches were born of such a moment.
HYT is a master of directing relevant encounters between art and science, bringing together horology with fluidics by visualizing time’s passage with immiscible liquids. The H4 builds on this foundation to explore the tension between day and night, mindful that time’s flow never sleeps. Illumination comes from the first mechanical source ever designed for an haute horlogerie complication. The exploration of new territories in miniaturization and component curvature enabled the in-house development of a micro-generator. This sources light from two LEDs without any support from electronics or batteries.
Bauhaus boldness enlivens a canvas of black and silver metal components in four eye-catching H4 limited editions. Three focus on red, green and blue respectively. A fourth family member adds a touch of yellow to these in a stunning multicolored statement. As the fluorescent nano-particles in the transparent composite dials catch the light, each of the surface’s tiny perforations transforms into a light source in itself. Adding its signature to the paradoxical perfection of these timepieces is the seamless combination of an exclusive mechanical movement and patented fluidic module. Even the bi-material strap in rubber and technical fabric shows that opposites attract, act and interact.