H3

A fully linear
portrayal
of time

H3 iceberg

In the conventional sense, there is no midday and there are no hands. The H3 is reinventing the wrist watch with its case measuring 62 x 41 mm. Its bespoke shaped movement is a perfect fit for each contour. HYT and its partners have succeeded in creating a timepiece with a highly complex architecture. One of the main challenges lay in machining the case and the sapphire crystal. When it came to the movement, one of the most delicate steps in creating the H3 involved recovering the energy provided in the retrograde movement, which then powered the semi-instantaneous rotation of the watch's dial.

Its construction was initially inspired by the desire to have a linear portrayal of time, which resulted in a design with the bellows at opposite ends. The movement engineering teams then worked around this constraint – which became the stylistic signature of the H3 – to create the complete calibre.

In the conventional sense, there is no midday and there are no hands. The H3 is reinventing the wrist watch with its case measuring 62 x 41 mm.

Technical specifications

Case:

Charcoal grey PVD-coated titanium, white platinum and ceramic

  • Length: 62 mm

  • Width: 41 mm
  • Height: 16 mm

  • Screw-down dynamometric crown sheathed in rubber

  • Domed sapphire crystal (box) with anti-reflection coating

  • Water-resistant to 30 metres
  • White ceramic panel with polished and satined finishings at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock
  • Secured platinum panel for numering
Functions:
  • Blue retrograde fluidic hours and Super-LumiNova® below the capillary
  • Retrograde minute indicator

  • Crown position indicator (H-N-R) (H: hour – N: neutral – R: rewind)
  • Power reserve indicator (on back)
  • Push-button for hour rotation
Movement:

Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive HYT calibre


  • 21,600 VpH, 3 Hz, 53 jewels

  • Decorated micro-blasted charcoal grey PVD-coated titanium bridges with titanium- coloured satin-finished accents, rhodium-plated bellows

  • 170-hour (7-day) power reserve
Dial:

unstructured, fluid hour display

  • Sapphire minutes dial with white numerals
  • White ceramic hours dial with black numerals engraved and varnished
Strap:
  • White alligator leather

  • Titanium folding buckle
Ref.

61-TC-01-BF-AW Unique piece

Suggested retail price

USD 280,000.-