HYT, the Hydro Mechanical Horologists, have introduced quite a few colour variations at this year’s Baselworld watch fair. Both the H1 and the H2 collection have been expanded with various metals, with our without coating, for the case, and various colours of fluids to indicate the hours. Today we can introduce yet another a new variation on the H1: a white and ice-blue colour combination. It’s the coolest version of the H1 collection and it was named accordingly: the H1 Iceberg.
The H2 Titanium & White Gold Blue, introduced earlier this year, was in our opinion the best looking new piece from HYT. There’s something so incredible “likable” about the blue fluids in the hour indicating tube and the white metals. The new H1 Iceberg features a similar colour scheme for the already well known technical “dial” and case of the HYT H1. As HYT refers to it in the press release: “the azure fluid compliments the complexity of the mechanics, whilst adding a touch of lightness and a breath of fresh air.”
The HYT H1 Iceberg is a limited edition of 50 pieces, and will be available from the end of August 2014 for € 52.000 Euro.
- Case: titanium with brushed, shot-peened and satin-finished surfaces – diameter: 48.8 mm – thickness: 17.9 mm – blue rubber-clad screw-lock crown – titanium crown guard – titanium dome at 06:00 – cambered sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on the inside – screw-down sapphire back – water-resistant to 100 meters
- Functions: retrograde blue fluid hours; minutes, seconds
- Movement: mechanical hand-wound, exclusive HYT calibre – 28,800 vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels – bridges hand-chamfered and adorned with côtes de Genève, rhodium coated bellows – 65-hour power reserve
- Strap: White rubber – available in black gummy alligator, titanium pin buckle
Click on the photos to enlarge! All photos courtesy our friends from Watchonista.