H2 Aviator is the first HYT timepiece specially destined for aviation lovers which each step of its concept designed to satisfy aeronautical codes. The H2 Aviator is a true transformation of HYT’s iconic H2 launched in 2013, a piece easily distinguishable by its ‘V’ shaped positioned bellows.
The H2’s new aviation themed garb underlines the piece’s legibility, a defining element for all flight instruments. The path and the colour of the minute hand have been redrawn with its quarter hour indexes enlarged and in red. The central hand underwent the same treatment. Magnified and tipped by a red arrow, a first for HYT. The crown position indicator (H-N-R) located at 3pm is visible via a window that displays the selected function.
To ensure all components shine with maximum visibility they are placed on a DLC treated movement with a satin finish and polished angles. The contrast with the neighbouring chrome is optimal, the reading of the time simple and intuitive.
Like all fighter planes the cockpit is functional and extremely visible in this sleek casing. HYT gave priority to a case entirely coated in DLC including the hour indexes that are treated with grey anthracite Super-LumiNova. Consistent with aeronautical codes, the hour is read by a yellow liquid.
As with all technical pieces, the H2 has its share of innovations. One of HYT’s leitmotifs is to bring these innovations directly to the wearer: palpably, concretely and immediately. HYT’s latest innovation is a new strap covered in Kevlar (an aramid synthetic fibre with high tensile strength and temperate resistance, a fibre that can be used in extreme conditions such as clothing for racing car pilots, racing sails, and also in the aeronautical and aerospace industry).
The H2 Aviator’s case measures 48.8 millimetres. It is a limited edition of 40 pieces and is available from October 2015.
Model: HYT H2 Aviator
Ref.: 248-DL-01-GF-KG, Limited edition of 40 pieces
Titanium black DLC with polished, micro blasted and satin finishes
Diameter: 48.8 mm
Height: 17.9 mm
Screw-down dynamometric crown sheathed in rubber
Protected crown in titanium black DLC
Titanium black DLC dome at 6 o’clock
Domed sapphire crystal (box) with anti-reflection coating
Screwed sapphire back
Water-resistant to 50 meters
Retrograde yellow fluidic hours; Minutes with a « déphaseur angulaire » (jumping hand) at 30 minutes; Crown position indicator (H-N-R); Thermal indicator
Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive HYT caliber
21,600 vph, 3 Hz, 28 jewels
Titanium black DLC bridges and titanium black DLC colored satin-finished accents
192-hour (8-day) power reserve
Unstructured, fluid hours
Black aluminium hour dial; charcoal grey numerals
Sapphire minute dial, black rhodium minute hand with a red arrow, white indexes and every
15 minutes red numerals 15, 30, 45, 60)
Luminescent minute hand and hour-markers
Grey/black Kevlar strap with a red stiching, titanium black DLC deployant buckle