The very new Skull Maori
Vincent perriard, HYT CEO, gets straight to the point – the skull, hyt’s new extraordinary and unprecedented creation, breaks all the rules.
When asked what the driving force behind the creation of the skull maori was, hyt art director xavier casals discussed the desire to further emphasise the skull shape of the piece by using a rare and traditional hand engraving, a beautiful metier d’art. Casals added that the use of the maori tribal tattoo, often associated with a skull, was another integral part to the concept.
For the skull collection, the glass tube is bent into the shape of a skull, and the level of complexity skyrockets because of the eight bends needed to create the skull. Normally, when a tube is bent, the inside diameter is reduced, restricting the flow of the liquid (think of a kink in a garden hose, for example). To avoid this occurring, hyt had to find a solution to counteract this reduction so as not to affect the precision of the watch. Hyt’s engineers worked together with glassblowers to fully understand how glass works, how it responds to heat, speed, angles and gravity. Thanks to mastering these factors, the brand’s engineers were able to reduce this undesirable effect to a minimum.