HYT Watches' 'H2 Tradition' Fuses Innovation with Classic Watchmaking

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jan 25, 2016
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HYT Watches is a Swiss watchmaker that has established a name for itself by prioritizing innovation and luxury over convention. Science, design and artistry converge in stunning timepieces created by the Hydro Mechanical Horologists, which were the first to fuse precision mechanics and a liquid indicator for the purposes of telling time. Many of HYT's watch collections of the past embrace nonconformist designs, but the introduction of the H2 Tradition indicates that times are changing. In the words of HYT's CEO Vincent Perriard: "We have always said that we would never create a classic piece. Having said that, this is exactly what we've done!"

The H2 Tradition is a significant departure from products that HYT has previously released. In terms of looks, this new watch is the first to boast classic guilloché finishes, lacquered dials and blue hands. As a complement to these features, HYT retains its signature hydro-mechanical features; delicate blue detailing on the watch serves as an accent to the blue fluid that fills a reservoir within the watch with each passing hour. After 18:00, the liquid inside this capillary returns back through the tube to its original position, so that a new cycle may begin. What drives these reservoirs is a system of bellows and alloys that is combined with the watch's powerful mechanics. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, these components are ultimately what makes up the foundation of the watch's function and charm.

While previous designs shattered watchmaking traditions from the inside out, HYT's iteration of a classic timepiece abides by many conventions. For instance, the H2 Tradition features a reinvented case without a crown protector that is a tribute to the tradition of watchmaking. This is just one feature that impacted several other components of the watch's look and function, leading to a complete reenvisioning of the modern-traditional timepiece.

Production of the striking H2 Tradition has been limited to an exclusive 50 pieces.

Whether its newest model favors an unconventional or classic approach, HYT positions itself at the meeting place of high-end watchmaking and fluid mechanics. For more information on the brand and its watches, explore the HYT Watches website.