Symbol of HYT revival, new Hastroid Green Nebula, with black coated titanium and carbon case (48 mm), domed sapphire crystal, waterproof to 50 meters, black coated brass and sapphire plate, with 3D black coated appliques, green luminous numbers, manual-winding movement 501-CM, functions: green liquid inside borosilicate capillary tube, retrograde fluidique hours, central minutes, small seconds, power reserve indicator, black rubber strap with green embossed Alcantara and stitching. Limited edition to 27 pieces.
Beyond appearances, the HYT Hastroid watch was not born within the confine of the real or known worlds. Its origins lie on Planet Earth. In the heart of the mountains of Switzerland, it was imagined, conceived and developed in line with professional standards.
As an art as traditional as it is ground-breaking, from the earliest times, instruments for measuring time have been the product of human genius, supported by science and formal creativity and design. The fluidic time indicator is inspired by the clepsydra, a primitive type of clock from Ancient Egypt, whose innovative principle was to allow water to flow from one jar to another to measure the passage and “flow” of time.
HYT Hastroid: a new watch custom-made for the future
Symbol of a new launch, the Hastroid has been designed and conceived to meet new expectations. Its 48 mm diameter casing, with a total length of 52.3 mm and a 13.3 mm case thickness is shaped from the most modern or contemporary high-quality materials: titanium, titanium and carbon or an innovative alloy of stabilized bronze and carbon, a contact point between ancient times and the aspirations of the future.
Custom-made for new adventures, the multi-layer middle case presents subtle openwork, while the sandwiched construction method of the watch overall, waterproof up to 50 metres, with a central protective titanium case for movement, allows optimal handling of the missions assigned to this new spacecraft.
Like a flight deck, the watch is topped by domed sapphire crystal offering a largely unobstructed view of the overall dial. The centrepiece of the meca-fluidic mechanism remains, of course, the fluid system, with two central “bellow” reservoirs, whose design, unique to HYT creations, reinforces the character and feeling of power and the capillary surrounding the dial.
Retrograde hours and large minute hand
The coloured fluid it contains performs the function of indicating the retrograde hours. The components of the manual winding mechanical movement reveal themselves subtly through openwork workmanship at the back of the dial or plate.
Detailed work went into improving the readability of the dial and thus it has a large central pointed hand for the immediate reading of the minutes, whereas the two subdials, arranged as instruments on a dashboard, provide essential additional information: on the one hand, a small second movement, and on the other, the power reserve.
This same concern for clarity and readability led to special work on the luminescence to make the Hastroid bright even in the deepest darkest depths of outer space. Such technical elements purely reinforce the allure of this pioneering watch.
Four products, only 27 of each produced
Original and rare, there are four versions of the new Hastroid, of which only 27 copies of each will be produced. For the launch of the Hastroid, HYT has developed special colour ranges with new shades, particularly an iconic green for the contemporary watchmaking brand.
Price: CHF 70,000 (~ USD 75,000)