Co-founded by Federico Del Guerra and Federico Zulian, HTD (Horological Tools Department) is an Italian watch brand based in Firenze. The first watch collection from the brand is Hesagraph, which was introduced in March/April 2020 with an online crowd-funding campaign.
Italians are known for their passion for automobiles and motor-racing. With their chronograph timepieces, HTD takes us to the golden days of car racing. The chronograph (stopwatch) is an instrument that, if well calibrated, allows to measure and record best times on track.
The HTD watch collection includes Hesagraph with 3 chronographs inspired by the world of racing and Jungle Boy, an experimental model inspired by the world of impossible missions. These timing instruments are inspired by the racing cars from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
The Hesagraph is basically a bi-compax chronograph watch with 30 minutes chronograph counter at 3 o’ clock and 60 seconds sub-dial at 9 o’ clock. It also features three central hands for hour, minutes and chronograph seconds.
The Hesagraph is available in three dial versions: PureSpeed, Cannoli and X-Ra. The Jungle Boy watch follows the same specifications of the Hesagraph, but it features a rotating bezel. The parts of each HTD watch are designed, assembled and serviced in co-operation with local artisans in Florentine, the leading watch manufacturing center in Italy.
HTD has selected the Seagull ST 19 manual-wound chronograph movement to equip these time instruments. It provides a power reserve up to 42 hours.
Founded in 1955, Seagull, originally Tianjin, acquired the machinery for the production of the Venus 175 from the Swiss company Venus in 1962 and built the ST19 family, including the “ ancestor “ ST1901, a movement almost identical to the Venus 175 and which retains all its technical merits, consisting of the column-wheeled chronograph movement, a more elaborate mechanism that offers a softer insertion of the chronometric pushers than the cam-type chronograph.
The Seagull movements are created with standards approved by the strict Chinese military tests. The movements used for the HTD Hesagraph watches undergo further testing at in Italy to ensure maximum efficiency.
Following the footsteps of classic chronograph watches, Hesagraph’s measures 39mm diameter and topped with a domed Hesalite glass. HTD watches are available with Italian hand-crafted leather strap or stainless steel (solid links or beads of rice) bracelet.
The Jungle Boy version is limited to 333 pieces. Although all HTD watch models come with solid stainless steel casebacks, customers have the option to order the version with transparent caseback by paying an additional cost of 50 Euros.
Seagull ST 19
Power reserve: 42 hours
316L Stainless steel case
5atm water resistant
20mm lug width
Glass: Ultra Dome Hesalite
Solid stainless steel caseback
Jungle model with 120 click rotating bezel
Italian Handcrafted Leather with Butterfly Deployant clasp
Also available with Stainless steel bracelet with options of solid links or Beads of rice
Hesagraph models: 450 Euros with leather strap, 540 Euros with solid links bracelet and 520 Euros with Beads of rice bracelet
Jungle Boy model: 540 Euros with leather strap, 630 Euros with solid links bracelet and 600 Euros with Beads of rice bracelet
Extra 50 Euros for transparent case version