Skull 48.8 mm

Present. Haunting. Vital.

Still life is never about life standing still. Just like an element of one of those beautifully haunting paintings, the HYT Skull 48.8 has carpe diem on its mind. This distinctive timepiece continually reminds of the importance of seizing every second. Highlighting time’s passage using liquids, it focuses on the power of the present, the very elixir of life.

The charismatic protagonist of this mesmerizing staging of time’s flow is a skull-shaped capillary. A patented fluidic module and exclusive mechanical calibre bring this to life. Colored liquid symbolizes reflection, while its transparent counterpart speculates reservedly on the future. Their meniscus meeting point precisely depicts the vital now. The broad eyes on the dial of the Skull 48.8 intimidate intentionally, prompting onlookers to take a closer look at how they themselves are spending their time. Behind the right eye is a rotating disc expressing the passing of each precious second as it fades from dark to pale. Placing time’s essential momentum center stage, the counting of the minutes moves backstage, eliminating the need for a minute hand.

Light and color play accomplished supporting roles in the drama of the Skull 48.8. Three limited editions incorporate red, green and blue fluid respectively. As each shade flows around the skull to represent elapsed life, it extends its contrasting influence over the monochromatic backcloth of the galvanized dial and titanium case. This deliberate tension fascinates the eye, as does the effect of light on the differently treated, unmistakably modern grey surfaces. Confirming the force of color-coding are grey fabric straps within a structure that matches the influencing tone. The present requests our presence.

Case :

  • Titanium, satin and sandblasted finishes
  • Diameter: 48.8 mm
  • Height: 17.9 mm
  • Titanium hour bezel
  • Black rubber sheathed screw-in titanium crown
  • Titanium crown guard
  • Titanium dome
  • Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the dial side
  • Screw-on case back, sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant up to 100 metres

Functions :

  • Blue fluidic hours
  • Seconds, power reserve

Movement :

Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive HYT calibre

  • 28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
  • Bridges hand-bevelled and adorned with Côtes de Genève, rhodium-plated bellows
  • 65-hour power reserve

Exclusive patented micro-fluidic module:

  • Two multi-layer metal bellows
  • Capillary tube in medical grade glass, with interior nano-coating
  • Two immiscible liquids; one transparent and the other coloured with a highly resistant dye
  • Thermal compensator with dedicated bellows containing a special liquid
  • Ceramic fluid restrictors

Interface:

  • Transmission between movement and fluidic module by conversion of rotation into linear movement using a cam-follower system
  • Isostatic connection of the fluidic system guaranteed by a trident

Dial :

  • Blue varnish opaline skull
  • Anthracite grey galvanised coating with microblasted finishes
  • Seconds indicator (left eye)
  • Power reserve indicator (right eye)

Strap :

Grey technical fabric with grey stitching, blue rubber core, titanium folding buckle


Ref.

S48-TT-33-BF-RA, limited edition of 50 pieces

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