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The Hydro Mechanical Horologists

have turned utopia into reality – mixing mechanics and liquid within a wristwatch. While truly addicted to nonconformism, they have drawn upon the strictest codes in Fine Watchmaking – and felt entirely free to shatter them! By achieving the incredible challenge of indicating the time with fluids, they have not so much propelled a new UFO into the watchmaking stratosphere, as they have in fact pulverized all certainties by uniting two worlds that are supposedly diametrically opposed.
Never since the water clocks of the pharaohs, have the laws of gravity been overcome to transpose this energy in a portable watch. HYT has done it. H1 and H2 represent a new way of timekeeping that marries high watchmaking and science, with cuttingedge design bringing them together.

2012 the story begins...

Vincent Perriard

What seemed totally unthinkable, definitely crazy, has now become reality.

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The principle?

Two flexible reservoirs with a capillary attached at each end. In one, a colored aqueous liquid. In the other, a viscous transparent liquid. Keeping them apart is the repulsion force of the molecules in each fluid. At 6 o'clock, the two bellows, made from an incredibly strong and supple electro-deposited alloy, are moved by a piston. The hours are indicated by the colored fluorescent aqueous liquid released from a flexible reservoir compressed by a piston. The first coloured liquid travels through the capillary pushing the transparent viscous one back into its own reservoir and then returning to its original position at 6:00 in what is referred to as a retrograde manner.

The first hybrid mechanical fluid watch emerges.

& best innovative watch in GPHG

~1500 B.C. clepsydra water clock

1775 ROTOR the first automatic watch
Abraham Louis Perrelet

1801 tourbillon Abraham-Louis Breguet

LIQUID TIME DISPLAY Hydro Mechanical Watches
Lucien Vouillamoz

The horologist revolution

We knew about clepsydras or water clocks. The oldest found thus far dates back to the age of the pharaohs. It took 3400 years to overcome the force of gravity and indicate the time with a liquid in a mechanical wristwatch. Many have dreamt of it

- HYT has done it -