Technology: Hydromechanical Movement

Vincent Perriard's HYT H1 is a bit steampunk.HYT H1 Hydro Mechanical Ref:ref. 148-TT-11-GF-LC. The ambiguity of the company's name (which can be pronounced "H-Y-T" or "hit") hints at the retro-style duality of H1 and the new sequel H2. HYT claims that its acronym is "Hydro Technology" or "Hydro Time". In addition to the name, this is a very technical case, breathtaking-it seems to make the breathing bellows the miracle at its core, reminiscent of H.R. Giger's biomechanical Prometheus universe. HYT somehow brought liquids into the watch world.

This is a disgusting concept for technologies that try to protect the details of regulators, bridges, and escapements from such forces, but high-speed rail companies are not worried about rusty parts. Like a traditional watch, the barrel stores potential energy, and the gear regulates the release of power at a predetermined rate, but this is the similarity.

Usually, the minute hand, the second hand and the hour hand have this kind of potential energy to kinetic energy conversion, and H1 is hardly a typical swiss Replica watches. Check it out-it won't be misplaced in Batcave.

Two mechanically driven micro bellows made of electrodeposited alloy, pumping colored fluorescein and transparent oil back and forth

Its gear is not a driving hand, but a neon tube (one green and one transparent) filled with liquid to distinguish between minutes and hours. The gear pushes the cam, and the cam pushes the two pistons to inflate and compress the tiny bellows, thereby driving the liquid technology. It is those intermittently breathing bellows in the center of the titanium, DLC or rose gold case that inspired this miracle.

When the bellows compresses and expands, the liquid moves from the container into the glass tube, which has a tolerance of 1 micron.

HYT has many designs, but the real skill lies in engineering. Naturally, the luxury fake watches industry has spent decades perfecting methods to repel liquids and prevent broken watches damaged by water. Here, HYT succinctly designed a waterproof circuit for the hour indicator, which leads to two reservoirs and then into the bellows. The bellows itself is composed of electrodeposited alloy and is designed to be highly resistant to liquids and tensile pressure.

The hydrophobic effect keeps the fluorescein and the oil separated, and the almost invisible meniscus marks the separation between the two liquids.

The cam engages and disengages the piston against the bellows, and it is this alternating compression and expansion that causes the liquid fluorescein to move around the tube. Fluorescein itself must first be used in the watchmaking industry because it is traditionally used for forensic blood testing. It is foreseeable that even the tube itself is the product of some rather strict micromechanics. It must be manufactured to precise specifications to allow tolerances in nanometers. Therefore, the reservoir can only hold a critical volume, otherwise the watch will not retain time.

The entire capillary system is sealed during the rest of the movement. Small deviations can lead to disaster.

The movement of HYT H1 is mainly handmade, and the number of watches produced is very limited, which gives HYT the DNA of a super sports car. It is a truly beautiful and unconventional watch. Although it can be said that it is the first hydraulic mechanical timepiece in the world, the real victory lies in its shocking features. replica Jacob and Co. Watches