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HYT SOONOW DROP ONE Limited Edition

The SOONOW DROP ONE limited edition by HYT pays a vibrant, colorful tribute to the power of time’s flow to create unrepeatable moments. Unveiled at a special event in New York City on November 7, 2019, this stunning timepiece is as individual as it is unexpected. Just five pieces are available.

The bold color scheme of the SOONOW DROP ONE, and the expressive skull, are a spectacular celebration of individuality. The ongoing, dynamic creation of time’s content is heightened by the product drop concept. This perfectly showcases rarity as luxury, as well as the importance of seizing the moment.

Blue flirts with purple on an anodized titanium dial hosting 313 18-karat yellow gold pins and 937 high-precision perforations. The color green characterizes striking detail in the eye sockets and the atmospheric glow of a Super-LumiNova® rail. Lacquered neon orange carefully traces the outlines of the eye, nose and mouth openings.

All of the facial features in the SOONOW DROP ONE keep life’s vital transience front of mind. One eye socket is home to a power reserve disc in green, orange and black. The other eye focuses on the passing of the seconds; there the words “SOON” and “NOW” remind us of time’s transience more dramatically than the most reactive iris ever could.

Like a drop of water, the SOONOW DROP ONE highlights the importance of the now, suspended fleetingly between the past and present. In an unexpected union, a patented fluidic module operating in perfect harmony with an exclusive mechanical movement, visualize this flow. Two partially visible, multi-layer bellows inject energy into the system. These initiate the representation of time’s transience via two liquids. Contrasting with the transparent fluid used to document recent time is an enigmatic black one, reflecting the unknown character of the future.

Art meets science as three-dimensionality and transparency shape the watch’s identity and functionality. An architectural approach simultaneously depicts the passage of time and its capacity to accommodate diverse perspectives. Domed shaping, smooth lines and multi-layering form the structure of this head-turning piece, which sits comfortably and confidently on the wrist.

The passing of the hours can be contemplated via written out numbers that appear to float above the skull’s silhouette. Or they can be confirmed from a side-view thanks to being spelled out by intricate drilling, echoing the dial’s mathematical perforation theme. The SOONOW DROP ONE by HYT presents time’s flow as a meticulously executed piece of art.

Technical details

Model: SOONOW DROP ONE
Product reference: H02239

Edition
Limited edition of 5 pieces

Functions
Black 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 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
Blue-purple anodized titanium dial, 937 perforations
Hour markers with numerals written in full around the side of the dial
313 gold pins (18-carat)
Green 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
Black rubber, titanium folding buckle

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