SKULL BAD BOY

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LET TIME
LOOK YOU STRAIGHT
IN THE EYES

The Skull, HYT’s new extraordinary and unprecedented creation, breaks all the rules. You don’t need to be an expert to appreciate the power of its design. Even at first glance the Skull makes a striking impression, simply because it epitomises and at the same time breaks away from everything that HYT represents. It is provocative, unique and has a bold design supported by the fluid mechanics that have become the brand’s signature style. The Skull speaks for itself. Its development, however, was anything but obvious.

RECAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF TIME

The use of a capillary, which carries a fluid to act as the hour marker, is a concept that is already mastered by HYT and its partners. However, any significant changes in form require extensive background work. For the Skull, the skull shape of the tube, which measures less than one millimetre in diameter, was a significant challenge in itself. The issue centred on the capillary’s four angles, two of which are almost 90° at the base. These curves meant that bending the glass was a particularly delicate task.

The Skull is coated with a new composite material, created to resemble Damascus steel. A foundry in the Neuchâtel region created the raw material: multiple layers of steel and carbon are folded in on themselves a total of 256 times! This material is cast in batches of five skulls, no two of which will ever be identical.

Case

black DLC titanium with microblasted finish

  • Diameter: 51 mm
  • Height: 17.9 mm
  • rubber coated screw-down crown
  • black DLC titanium dome at 6 o’clock
  • convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the dial side
  • Screw-down sapphire case-back
  • water resistant to 50 metres

Functions

black retrograde fluidic hours; seconds


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

Dial

unstructured, rhodium-plated with Clous de Paris stud pattern, hours indicated by a black fluid

  • skull made from Damascus steel
  • black hour dial, grey numerals and offset black indices
  • seconds disc (left eye)
  • power reserve indicator (right eye)

Strap

buffed slate grey alligator, velcro clasp with keeper


Ref.

151-DL-43-NF-AS, limited edition of 50 pieces

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