Skull Vida

LET TIME
LOOK YOU STRAIGHT
IN THE EYES

Never before has an HYT creation been so exclusive. Never before has one gone so far in playing with the codes of life and death to celebrate the passing of time and to seize the day. Never before has a timepiece used such materials.
Only five "Skull Vida" pieces will be released in HYT's most restricted limited edition ever. In fact, rather than a limited edition, we prefer to call them five unique pieces; each one is different as they call on living material in a real watchmaking first: mammoth ivory from many millennia ago.

Recapturing the essence of time

Today, in the Siberian plains, mammoth skeletons are beginning to surface. The majority are exceptionally well-preserved as they have been held captive in ice for 15,000 to 30,000 years. Their bones have been preserved, but are far from inert; they are almost alive, reacting to their exhumation like the living witnesses of a past when they walked alongside Neanderthal man. These remnants of the past come from an extinct species, thereby protecting modern wildlife, which HYT is committed to conserving.

Case :

Black DLC titanium with brushed, micro-blasted and satin-finished finishes

  • Diameter: 51 mm
  • Height: 17.9 mm
  • Black 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, 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
  • 65-hour power reserve

HYT’s 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 bellow containing a special liquid
  • Ceramic fluid restrictors

Dial :

Unstructured, fluid hour display

  • Handmade engraved skull made from Siberian mammoth’s ivory
  • Black hour dial, beige numerals
  • Diamond-tipped offset black indexes
  • Seconds indicator (left eye)
  • Power reserve indicator (right eye)

Strap :

Beige embroidered fabric, black DLC titanium deployant buckle


Ref.

151-DL-48-NF-BB; 5-piece limited edition

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