HYT has released the new Infinity Sapphires edition its Conical Tourbillon watch. This technically complex timepiece combines animations, sparkling gemstones and the groundbreaking conical tourbillon complication with HYT’s exclusive fluidic mechanical technology.
Thanks to the paired motion of the retrograde fluidic hour indication and the conical tourbillon’s revolution with its dynamic sapphire animations, the HYT Conical Tourbillon Infinity Sapphires carries within a new form of life, symbolized by its central mechanical heart.
The watch houses a superbly finished 701 TC caliber, an haute horlogerie hand-wound mechanical movement oscillating at a frequency of 21,600 vph (3Hz).
This remarkable tourbillon movement comes with a spiral balance inclined at 30 degrees to the horizontal, an escapement wheel at 15 degrees and an anchor at 23 degrees.
The HYT Conical Tourbillon was developed by master watchmaker and Prix Gaïa winner Eric Coudray. This complication takes inspiration from the inclined balance tourbillon made by German watchmaker Walter Prendel.
The conical tourbillon makes a complete clockwise rotation in 30 seconds. Nestled around its periphery, three exceptional faceted sapphires, each 2.5 mm in diameter, magnify the life force emanating from this breathtaking visual spectacle.
These distinctly colored gems – fuchsia, blue-gray and yellow – rotate at different speeds. The first, the fuchsia gem, completes 4 revolutions per minute. The second, the blue-gray one, rotates at 5 rpm, and the last, yellow, at 6 rpm. Each of these dazzling spheres is tracked by a counterweight, of a distinctive color and finely finished in miniature paint.
Elevating the tourbillon’s visual impact, six smaller sapphires, each 1.5 mm in diameter, set in the tourbillon’s brackets.
This spectacular timepiece also boasts haute horlogerie finishes such as titanium tourbillon cage, chamfered, straight-grained, polished and satin-finished bridges and polished screw cores.
The assembly comprises 533 components: 159 for the tourbillon carriage alone. Add to these 39 parts for the dial and 66 for the case, and the entire HYT Conical Tourbillon Infinity Sapphires totals 750 components, all verified, assembled and re-checked by hand.
The black fluidic hour module, the HYT hallmark, naturally finds its place in this exceptional tourbillon movement, entirely housed in a 48mm case in 5N rose gold and black DLC titanium, topped by a dome-shaped crystal with multiple layers of anti-reflective coating on both sides.
The HYT Conical Tourbillon Infinity Sapphires is available in 8 models.
Model: HYT Conical Tourbillon Infinity Sapphires, Reference H03131-A
Gold 5N &black coated titanium
Width: 48.00 mm
Length: 52.30 mm
Thickness: 25.15 mm
Crown in gold 5N & black coated titanium
Domed sapphire crystal (box) with anti-reflective coating
5N and black coated side grids with 5N background
Waterproof to 30 m
Black coated brass (39 pieces)
3D black-coated appliqués, beige luminescent numerals and logo (SLN blocks)
5Ncoated grid with black background
Black liquid inside borosilicate capillary tube
Black mat minutes hands, white SLN
Ref. 701-TC (533 pieces)
Frequency: 21 600vib/h (3 Hz)
Winding: With winder tool
Power reserve: Min 40 h
Finishing: High End finishing
Coating: Black, silverand 5N
Retrograde fluidic hours
Central minutes hand
9 colored sapphire spheres (3x Ø 2.5mm + 6x Ø1.5mm = 0.35 cts)
3 micro painted brass counterweights
Black rubber strap
Brown leather embossed strap decor
Black coated titanium
Satin & sandblasted finishes
Limited edition of 8 pieces
CHF 390’000 (excl. taxes)