The HYT H0 Querétaro watch takes inspiration from Acueducto de Querétaro, the eighteenth century Mexican aqueduct built to bring drinking water to citizens. Just as a sideways glance at one of the aqueduct’s 74 arches stretching some 30 meters skywards is breathtaking, so is one at the watch’s 18.7 mm high case.
The H0 Querétaro exclusive limited edition has a pure white outline of the iconic aqueduct’s arches circuiting the side of its black case. Vibrant green fluid flows above this beautifully suggested structure, measuring recently elapsed time on its almost circular journey.
Anchoring the inspiration is a black dial with a green map of Querétaro province floating above the two partially visible bellows of the patented fluidic module. Even the black rubber strap is patterned with its own replication of a precisely orchestrated rain shower.
Recently awarded the Red Dot for design, the HYT H0 watches all express the brand’s defining focus on the fluidity of time. Fluid technology meets mechanical horology in a union that reaches reassuringly across past, present and future moments. Various design elements echo the theme of flow, from a drop-like, magnifying sapphire glass dome to concave counters portraying the outward motion caused by descending droplets of water breaking surface tension. The H0 Querétaro has water resistance to 30 meters and a power reserve of 65 hours.
Model: H0 Querétaro
Green fluidic hours
Minutes, seconds, power reserve
Black DLC stainless steel with brushed, micro-blasted and satin-finished finishes
Diameter: 48.8 mm
Height: 18.7 mm
Black DLC stainless steel crown
Box-domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating
Screwed case-back, sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 metres
HYT’s exclusive patented micro-fluidic module
Borosilicate glass capillary tube, nano-coating interior
Multi-layer metal bellows
Two immiscible liquids; one transparent, the other one colored with a highly resistant dye
Thermal compensator with dedicated bellow and specific liquid
High-tech ceramic fluidic restrictors
Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive caliber
28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
Sandblasted movement finish
65-hour power reserve
Transmission between movement and fluidic module by conversion of rotation into linear movement using a cam-follower system
Isostatic connection of the fluidic system guaranteed by a trident
Black opalin dial, engraved markers and numerals, white Super-LumiNova®
Engraved Queretaro aqueduct on side of the dial
Brushed and microblasted counters, white markers and numerals, white Super-LumiNova®
Queretaro province printed on the minutes counter
Green minute and second hands, white Super-LumiNova®
Black rubber, black DLC titanium deployant buckle