Partnerships

Discover our exclusive partners

Official Watch
the Alinghi Team

HYT continues its immersion in the world of sailing, partnering with Alinghi, one of the greatest teams ever to have sailed the seas and the lakes of Switzerland.

Patrick Berdoz, chairman of HYT, launches the partnership with Alinghi under full sail: ``this partnership is, above all, a fantastic meeting of two high-tech worlds and two leading teams.
Alinghi defies the elements to fly across the water, while HYT defies traditional watchmaking to master the measurement of time using fluids.
We are very proud to be associated with Alinghi's new challenge, and with this legendary team.``

Having won two America's Cups, as well as the Extreme Sailing Series and Decision 35 in 2014, Alinghi is attacking the new season starting with the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour.
A new navigation technique means one thing: innovation. That's why it's completely logical for Alinghi to partner with HYT in the watchmaking field for a season full of discoveries.

For the Alinghi Skipper and twice winner of the America’s Cup, Ernesto Bertarelli: ``HYT defies the laws of physics with its extremely high-tech Swiss Made developments. Alinghi shares this ambition and these values in more ways than one, and the whole team is delighted with the partnership.``

Vincent Perriard, co-founder of HYT, adds: ``Just like HYT, Alinghi has never stopped innovating and reinventing itself. With our hydro-mechanical watch concept, we have reinvented the measurement of time, while Alinghi has helped reinvent sailing with its involvement in GC32 racing.``

2016 Extreme Sailing Series racing calendar
March 16-20 - Extreme Sailing Series - Muscat, Oman
April 28 - May 3 - Extreme Sailing Series - Qingdao, China
June 24-26 - Extreme Sailing Series - Cardiff, UK
July 28-31 - Extreme Sailing Series - Hamburg, Germany
September 1-4 - Extreme Sailing Series - Saint-Petersburg, Russia
October 6-9 - Extreme Sailing Series - Lisbon, Portugal
December 8-11 - Extreme Sailing Series - Sydney, Australia

2016 D 35 racing calendar
May 6-8 - D35 GP SNG - Geneva
May 21-22 - D35 - GP Versoix
June 11-12 - D35 - Bol d’Or
September 10-11 - D35 GP Crans-Près-Céligny
September 30 - October 1 - D35 Closing GP SNG

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HYT's Friend of the Brand
Axl Rose

HYT is honored to count Axl Rose as a new ``Friend of the Brand``, partnering with the iconic singer and founder of legendary rock band Guns N' Roses, announced today. In honor of Rose joining the HYT family, a limited-edition watch will be created to celebrate this new friendship.

``Axl is a huge fan of watches in general but when he came across HYT he was really blown away!`` explains Vincent Perriard (HYT Co-founder & Board Member). ``Axl and HYT share the same unconventional attitude. I can feel this partnership is going to be very Rock’n’roll!``.

Mehmet Korutürk, Co-Founder of Magnat Creative Agency adds : ``We are really excited to be part of the collaboration between Mr. Axl Rose – a true rock icon – and HYT, one of the most cutting edge companies in Haute Horlogerie.``

This partnership will be based on the creation of a limited edition of one of HYT’s most iconic timepieces: the Skull. The watch will be presented at the next SIHH, in January 2017 in Geneva.

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Official Timekeeper
the RC44 Class Association

The only wristwatch brand to ever produce timepieces that tell time by using
liquids, HYT has an undeniable association with fluids and so, for its very first
partnership, HYT chose full immersion of its « fluid DNA » to become the Official
Timekeeper of the 2015 RC44 Championship Tour.

Neuchâtel February 12, 2015 - HYT CEO Vincent Perriard announced the first
venture of the brand into the world of international Yacht Racing. ``We felt the
most natural way to further grow our brand would be through the full immersion
of our 'fluid DNA' which is why we've joined with RC44 - a successful sailing
championship and perfect partner for a niche brand like ours. We share the same
passion for embracing fluids, cutting-edge technology and for challenging and
breaking all limits!``
HYT is celebrating this partnership by launching a limited edition series of watches
specifically designed for the RC44 Class Association. Reflecting the nature of the
Class, the watches will be the pinnacle of innovative engineering, high-tech
materials and beautiful design.
Founder of the RC44 Class Association and five times America's Cup winner
Russell Coutts adds, ``Partnering with the prestigious Swiss watch company HYT is
an exciting step for the RC44 Class and a fantastic complement which reinforces
and strengthens both HYT and RC44 Class’s defining spirit - high performance,
design and effortless style. This partnership will strengthen the RC44 Class brand
as it continues to grow.``
The ninth edition of the RC44 Championship Tour will make its debut in Malta's
renowned capital Valletta, City of the Knights from 25 – 29 March 2015. The Class
will go on to tour some of the finest sailing venues in Europe including a debut for
Porto Cervo, Italy and the Swedish Island of Marstrand before rolling onto the
Atlantic swell of Cascais, Portugal. To finish off the season, the fleet will make their
winter migration to Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands for the final event of the
season in the turquoise waters of the central Caribbean Sea.

2016 Championship Tour Schedule:
March 2-6 - RC44 Bermuda Cup, Bermuda
May 11-15 - RC44 Sotogrande World Cup, Spain
July 13-17 - RC44 Portsmouth Cup, UK
September 21-25 - RC44 Cascais Cup, Portugal
November 23-27 - RC44 Valletta Cup, Malta

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HYT's first ambassador
Jean-Eric Vergne

HYT is proud to announce its first ambassador and latest partnership: Jean-Eric Vergne, the young racing driver who is currently competing at the FIA Formula E in London.

« Youth. Hybrid mechanics. Future ». Three key values that the Neuchâtel-based watch start-up wishes to promote through this partnership, affirms Vincent Perriard, CEO of HYT. Jean-Eric Vergne is currently the youngest driver in both Formula 1 and FIA Formula E and therefore one of the sport's brightest hopes.

Vincent Perriard explained that it took very few meetings with the young driver before he was adopted by the team. He is talented and ambitious, yet remains truly humble. Just like HYT, Jean-Eric Vergne (also known as « JEV ») has a passion for mechanics and, above all, for technical excellence. JEV needs to excel on a daily basis, as does HYT in its desire to revolutionise the world of watchmaking through each of the collections it presents.

HYT is delighted to support Jean-Eric Vergne on his latest FIA Formula E race which takes
place on 27th and 28th June 2015 in London, but also during the 2015-2016 season, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks.

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OFFICIAL PARTNER
PANIS-BARTHEZ COMPETITION

HYT is proud to announce its partnership with this brand new team – Panis-Barthez Competition - created in January 2016 and currently competing in the European Le Mans Series. Through this new partnership, HYT reaffirms its quest for performance and endurance. Indeed, HYT’s commitment to manufacturing high technology fluidic watches exactly matches Panis-Barthez Compétition’s own philosophy: performance driven by passion.

The name of the team comes from the association of the name of its founders, two emblematic figures of French elite sports. Oliver Panis is the last French who won the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix and Fabien Barthez the one and only goalkeeper who led the French football team to its World Champion Title in 1998 and UEFA European Champion Title in 2000.

The team is very ambitious for this season and is aiming to win in the ELMS category with two cars. HYT wishes the team the very best of luck for the next races of the season:

June 18-19 - 24 hours of Le Mans
July 17 - 4 hours of the Red Bull Ring
August 28 - 4 hours of Le Castellet
September 25 - 4 hours of Spa-Francorchamps
October 23 - 4 hours of Estoril

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HYT's Friend of the Brand
Peter Hackett

A year ago, HYT introduced its very first Ambassador, Jean-Eric Vergne from the motorsports industry and competing as a racing driver at the FIA Formula E. At the beginning of the year, HYT reinforced its position in the racing industry by launching its partnership with Peter Li Zhi Cong, the young FIA F3 racer from China. Today, we are happy to announce our latest addition to our racing family, Australian Friend of the Brand Chief Driving Instructor of Mercedes AMG GT3, Peter Hackett.

HYT is honored to count on Peter Hackett into its growing « Friends of the Brand » band. Vincent Perriard explained that Peter is a huge fan of the brand and, more importantly, he is a proud owner of an HYT watch, the H1 Titanium Black DLC that he bought long time before discussing about this partnership. Peter perfectly knows the brand as a final customer and he completely falls for the complexity of our products. « This kind of association is just unique for a brand. « Indeed, to have your final client as your Ambassador is the best thing a brand can imagine to have » Perriard said.

As Peter Hackett insistes on the video the brand posted on its social media, Hackett loves innovation, science, passion and technology, it’s why he chose the HYT’s Skull Green Eye for testing it during its daily life and during a year fully planned of races.

The two-time Australian GT runner-up is among the first to import Mercedes’ new GT3 challenger to form a new team to contest the 2016 Australian GT Championship.

Just like HYT, Vergne and Li Zhi Cong, Hackett is also fascinated by mechanics and, above all, for technical excellence.

HYT is delighted to support Peter Hackett during his Eggleston Motor Sport Customer Sports Racing AMG GT3 for the 2016 season.

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HYT's Friend of the brand
Peter Li Zhi Cong

HYT is proud to announce its first Chinese athlete partnership: Peter Li Zhi Cong, the young racing driver who will compet at the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2016.

« Youth. Tenacity. Multiculturalism». Three key values that the Neuchâtel-based watch start-up wishes to promote through this latest partnership, affirms Vincent Perriard, CEO of HYT. Peter Li Zhi Cong is one of the youngest driver from China in the motorsports industry.

Vincent Perriard explained that he is talented and ambitious. Peter Li said : « I am pleased to be apart of the of the HYT family as I really like their unique and groundbreaking watches. I am proud be the first Chinese sportsman of this great company and looking forward to starting this great adventure together. 2016 will be an important year for me in the FIA Formula 3 Championship and will be doing my best to achieve strong results. »

Just like HYT, Peter Li Zhi Cong has a passion for mechanics and, above all, for technical excellence.

HYT is delighted to support Peter Li on his latest FIA Formula 3 races during the 2016 season.

2016 CALENDAR :
01-03 : April Paul Ricard (WTCC) FRA
22-24 : April Hungaroring (WTCC) HUN
13-15 : May Pau (F3 GP) FRA
20-22 : May Red Bull Ring - Spielberg (DTM) AUT
24-26 : June Norisring (DTM) DEU
15-17 : July Zandvoort (DTM) NLD
28-30 : July Spa-Francorchamps (Blancpain GT Series) BEL
09-11 September : Nürburgring (DTM) DEU
30 September – 02 October : Imola (ETCC) ITA
14-16 October : Hockenheim (DTM) DEU

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Main Partner
the Auvernier Jazz Festival