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HYT SOONOW Limited Edition

The SOONOW timepiece by HYT displays an intriguing and captivating presentation of time’s flow.

Visualizing this flow is a patented fluidic module that works in perfect harmony with an exclusive mechanical movement, in an apparently unconventional union. Two partially visible, multi-layer bellows inject energy into the system to initiate the representation of time’s transience via two contrasting liquids. Documenting elapsed time is a see-through fluid that alludes to the clarity and wisdom that experience contributes. The inviting prospects of the immediate future are forecast by either bright green or blue liquid.

SOONOW by HYT is a joint creation of art and science. Meticulous calculation meets a multi-dimensional depiction of the human skull, a creative inspiration that has extended from Aztec artifacts to contemporary painting and sculpture. A total of 313 18-karat gold pins make up the contoured masterpiece on this watch’s titanium dial. They simultaneously salute and wink at horological tradition and high-tech innovation. Their diametric opposite is perforation. Close to one thousand tiny holes punctuate the design of SOONOW. Mathematics and esthetics emerge as strong partners, spelling out the numbers of each hour via precision drilling, with the exact center of each word facilitating on-the-dot timing accuracy.

A watch with a mechanism capable of defying gravity is indisputably authentic in its drive for individuality. The design language of SOONOW is committed to using three dimensionality and thought-provoking detail to add new perspectives to watchmaking – and time-telling. In its entirety, this watch is a celebration of the uniqueness that has come to define true luxury.

Since time lends itself to being contemplated from different individual viewpoints, HYT is determined its timepieces should do the same. Sitting fluidly on the wrist, the two SOONOW 25-strong limited editions adopt an architectural approach to depicting the passage of time with a droplet domed shape, sinuous lines and multi-layered, transparent structure.

The skull-shaped capillary, with its handcrafted bends and angles, represents an endless, rewarding quest for technical innovation. Hourly milestones appear to float above its outline. The skull’s facial expressions give their all to keep life’s transience front of mind. A pupil mirroring the power reserve level peers out from a disc sitting behind one eye socket. The other eye focuses on the passing of the watch’s briefest recorded unit, completing a full rotation in 60 seconds. Here the words “SOON” and “NOW” remind us that time is precious in a way that no iris could.

Technical details

Model: SOONOW (Green fluidic hours)
Product reference: H02235

Functions
Green fluidic hours (inverted liquids)
Seconds, power reserve

Case
Stainless steel, black DLC coating and satin finishes
Diameter: 48.8 mm
Height: 20.08 mm
Stainless steel screw-down crown, black DLC coating
Domed sapphire crystal; intra-material HYT logo and engraved hour indication
Screwed case-back, with sapphire crystal, “one of twenty-five” decal
Water-resistant to 50 metres

HYT’s exclusive patented micro-fluidic module:
Borosilicate glass capillary tube with nano-coating interior, bent into a new shaped form
Multi-layer metal bellows
Two immiscible liquids; one transparent, the other one coloured with a highly resistant dye
Thermal compensator with dedicated bellows and specific liquid
High-tech ceramic fluid restrictors

Movement
Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive calibre
28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
Hand-bevelled bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève
65-hour power reserve

Interface
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

Dial
Titanium dial with black DLC coating, 937 perforations
Hour markers with numerals written in full around the side of the dial
313 gold pins (18-carat)
Black Super-LumiNova® rail under the capillary
Polymer teeth
Seconds indicator disc (left eye) with “SOON” and “NOW” pattern
Power reserve indicator (right eye)

Strap
Black rubber, titanium folding buckle, black DLC coating

Edition
Limited edition of 25 pieces

Model: SOONOW (Blue fluidic hours)
Product reference: H02237

Functions
Blue fluidic hours (inverted liquids)
Seconds, power reserve

Case
Stainless steel and satin finishes
Diameter: 48.8 mm
Height: 20.08 mm
Stainless steel screw-down crown
Domed sapphire crystal; intra-material HYT logo and engraved hour indication
Screwed case-back, with sapphire crystal, “one of twenty-five” decal
Water-resistant to 50 metres

HYT’s exclusive patented micro-fluidic module:
Borosilicate glass capillary tube with nano-coating interior, bent into a new shaped form
Multi-layer metal bellows
Two immiscible liquids; one transparent, the other one coloured with a highly resistant dye
Thermal compensator with dedicated bellows and specific liquid
High-tech ceramic fluid restrictors

Movement
Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive calibre
28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
Hand-bevelled bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève
65-hour power reserve

Interface
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

Dial
Titanium dial with grey DLC coating, 937 perforations
Hour markers with numerals written in full around the side of the dial
313 gold pins (18-carat)
White Super-LumiNova® rail under the capillary
Polymer teeth
Seconds indicator disc (left eye) with “SOON” and “NOW” pattern
Power reserve indicator (right eye)
Orange lacquer outline around the eye, nose and mouth openings

Strap
Grey rubber, titanium folding buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 25 pieces

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