HYT HASTROID

The hydro-mechanical watch brand HYT has now announced its return with its new timepiece, the Hastroid.

This award winning watchmaking company made its debut in 2012 with the H1, a world premier mechanical wristwatch with a liquid-based time display system. In March 2021, HYT filed for bankruptcy. In the same year, Kairos Technology Switzerland SA acquired its assets. Subsequently, Davide Cerrato has taken over the leadership of this unconventional luxury Swiss brand as the new CEO and Creative Director.

HYT HASTROID
Image Credit: HYT

As its name suggests, this timepiece takes inspiration from the space journeys. It boasts a spacecraft inspired architecture. Made of innovative materials like titanium and carbon, the case has a length of 52.3 mm and a thickness of 13.3 mm.

Designed by Eric Coudray, the movement of this timepiece was developed in collaboration with Prix Gaïa award winning watchmaker Paul Clementy and Arnaud Faivre, the founder and CEO of the TEC Group.

HYT HASTROID Watch
Image Credit: HYT

HASTROID displays the time with retrograde fluidic hours and a large, centrally placed analogue minute hand. The colored liquid inside the borosilicate capillary tube indicates the retrograde hours. It also features a small-seconds dial and a power reserve indicator. The sapphire dial-plate offers the view of both mechanical and fluidic components of the movement. The redesigned dial layout ensures excellent readability.

This manual-wound watch has a power reserve of 70 hours. All analogue hands – minute, small-seconds and power reserve – are embedded with luminescent material.

Limited to 27 pieces, HYT HASTROID has a retail price of $70,000.

Technical details

Model: HYT Hastroid
Reference: H02698

Case
Black coated titanium & carbon case and satin finishes
Screw-down crown in black titanium and green painted
Domed sapphire crystal (box) with anti-reflective coating
Width: 48.00 mm
Length: 58.30 mm
Height: 17.90 mm
Water resistance: 50 metres

Functions
Retrograde fluidic hours
Central minutes hand
Small second hand
Power reserve hand

Movement
Mechanical manual winding movement
Frequency: 28’800 Vph (4 Hz)
41 Jewels
Power reserve: 70 hours
Finishing: Black coating

Dial
Black coated brass & sapphire plate
3D black coated appliqués and green luminous numbers
Black coated titanium grid
Green liquid inside borosilicate capillary tube

Hands
Black mat minutes hand, green & white SLN
Black mat seconds hand, red & white SLN
Black mat power reserve hand, red SLN

Strap
Black rubber strap
Green Alcantara embossed strap decor
Black stitching
Black coated titanium buckle with satin & sandblasted finishes

Edition
Limited edition of 27 pieces

Suggested Retail Price
USD 70,000.-