Launched globally on March 12, 2020 in a limited edition of just five pieces, the HYT SOONOW DROP THREE boasts an audacious and lively design.
Following in the footsteps of a unique, propriety fluidic mechanism and the development of an intricate, skull-shaped capillary, it’s now time for an unexpected color scheme to turn heads. The anodized titanium dial of the SOONOW DROP THREE presents a turquoise canvas for a skull in burgundy and orange. This incorporates 313 pins in 18-carat rose gold and almost 1,000 high-precision perforations. Smiling out of the skull are rose gold teeth that engage rather than spook.
One eye socket acts as a colorful power reserve display. The other focuses on the passing of the seconds, featuring “small print” reminding of the imminence of SOON turning into NOW. Meticulous micro-painting subtly frames all of the skull’s facial features, while Orange Super-LumiNova® here and underneath the capillary add an extra vibrant signature.
The SOONOW timepiece by HYT reflects the times we live in through a dynamic and colorful union of art and science. These times suspend the present in a constant flow that owes its momentum to the power of the past and the promise of the future. Moving on is the norm of contemporary life. In the watch, this ongoing process is in the capable hands of the fluidic module that fuels an exclusive mechanical movement in seamless collaboration.
Recently elapsed time is represented by transparent liquid to convey clarity. The pending future adopts a sleek, enigmatic black. An architectural approach houses domed shaping, smooth lines and multi-layering. Written-out numbers appear to float above the skull’s outline, endorsed by perforated renditions encircling the case.
The watch is worn on an orange rubber strap with titanium folding buckle.
Model: SOONOW DROP THREE
Limited edition of 5 pieces
Black fluidic hours (inverted liquids)
Seconds, power reserve
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
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
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
Turquoise and burgundy anodized titanium dial, 937 perforations
Hour markers with numerals written in full around the side of the dial
313 gold pins (18-carat)
Orange Super-LumiNova® rail under the capillary
Gold teeth (18-carat)
Seconds indicator disc (left eye) with “SOON” and “NOW” pattern
Power reserve indicator (right eye)
Orange Super-LumiNova® outline around the eye, nose and mouth openings
Orange rubber, titanium folding buckle