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H1 Air RC44

An airborne
H1 family takes flight

The 3 H1 Air pieces can hardly keep their feet on the ground! To begin with, they arrive together as non-identical triplets – the first time HYT unveils a complete collection of limited pieces in one shot. Secondly, the pieces explore unchartered territory such as the maritime world or camouflage. But the third and most surprising aspect to the air collection is that HYT presents its first classical piece! Are the enfants terribles of Hydro-Mechanics growing up?

Open waters and blue skies beckon

The H1 Air RC44 stands out from the collections like no other as it is the first piece HYT ever creates as part of a partnership. More than ever ‘fluids are in our DNA’ says HYT CEO Vincent Perriard. In saying this Perriard makes reference to the fact that since February 2015, HYT is the official timekeeper for the RC44 regatta created by Russell Coutts, 5 times winner of the America’s Cup, one of the most difficult circuits in the world. He adds, ‘for this occasion, we needed a piece that of course leveraged on our fluid technology but also ensured the performance and the lightness of a monocoque’.

Case :

Alun 316b (aluminium composite)

  • diameter : 48,8 mm
  • thickness : 17,9 mm
  • black rubber-clad screw-lock crown
  • titanium crown guard
  • screw-locked added lugs
  • 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 yellow 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, rhodiumed bellows
  • 65-hour power reserve

Dial :

unstructured, fluid hours

  • smoked sapphire crystal glass minutes hours dial with a carbon reported grid
  • carbon hour dial, grey numerals hours indicators and indexes
  • black minute hand
  • luminescent minute hand
  • regulator at 12h00
  • second disc with an orange indicator at 9h30
  • power reserve indicator at 2h30 with a grey and orange shading

Strap :

black yacht sail canvas strap, folding clasp in titanium black DLC


Ref.

148-AB-52-GF-TB
22-piece limited edition

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