HYT outdoes itself its newest skull watch explores the idea of a fluid time that continually transitions from soon to now


Watchmaker HYT has revealed a new timepiece which is a part of the brand’s HO collection and is called the “Soonow.” Unlike other watch brands, HYT uses micro-fluidic module and movement, which displays time using different colored liquids pushed around a glass capillary creatively shaped inside the case to create some of the craziest horological creations. “This collection is called ‘Soonow’, with just one ‘n’, to show the idea of a fluid time that passes from ‘soon’ to ‘now’ continuously,” explains François Nunez, HYT’s Artistic Director. In the HYT Soonow watch, the liquid flows inside a skull-shaped capillary and simply provide an indication of the time. The numerals are printed in letters at the periphery of the skull.

HYT’s latest creation features a sculptural sapphire dome, while the dial has a visually-appealing three-dimensional representation of a skull. The skull and the capillary are located on top of a perforated titanium plate, which is fitted with over 300 gold pins to create the tactile, 3D artwork. The left eye of the skull shows running seconds along with the words soon and now printed in red passing alternatively every 30 seconds. The right eye shows the power reserve with a “dead or alive” display. It is equipped with an exclusive hand-wound mechanical movement, which beats at 28,800 vph and provides a power reserve of 65 hours. The watch is available in two versions with the 48.8mm case of the watch in either steel or DLC-coated steel, with blue or green fluidic hours respectively. Both the versions are limited to 25 examples. The HYT H0 Soonow arrives on a rubber strap secured with a titanium folding buckle. The limited edition watch is priced at CHF 75,000 (roughly $77,000USD).

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