In a world ruled by immediacy, time is a precious commodity that no one seems to own. The H20 TIME IS FLUID by HYT turns this apparent dilemma into meaningful reassurance by giving time context. This innovative timepiece accepts, visualizes and celebrates the flow of time. Never claiming to be its keeper, it uses fluid technology to turn the interplay of the past, present and future into a canvas for individualized content. Why chase time when you can make sense of it?
The H20 TIME IS FLUID puts the core HYT concept of time’s vital passage into words. Circuiting the flange is the sentence TIME IS FLUID. This underlines the truth that, as with a linguistic phrase, the fragmentation of time compromises its flow. A three-dimensional design language is the signature of a product committed to presenting time as a spatial entity to be viewed from all angles – and inviting the wearer to do the same. In a contemporary external context, punctuated by digital displays flashing up the now as an isolated piece of information, this piece resolutely and visibly focuses on time’s fluidity.
Technically and philosophically the H20 TIME IS FLUID builds a bridge between seeming contradictions. A creative tension between craftsmanship and technology fuels the combination of a patented micro-fluidic module and a specially developed APRP mechanical movement. At a first glance, diamond guilloché decoration on the minute and second discs and the main plate betray the signature of haute horlogerie. A closer look reveals the offset diffusion of the patterns on the counters. The latter emphasizes the respective rhythms and layering of the time units, as well as the powerhouse represented by the regulating bellows.
HYT’s essential design vocabulary is clearly voiced by the H20. Time’s flow is expressed by smooth angles, fluid shaping and virtually no straight lines. Its core message is one of balance – between heritage and innovation, warmth and cold, and the past and future that meet in the present. H20 TIME IS FLUID comes in two versions – one in 18 carats yellow gold (2N) and the other in stainless steel. Both are limited editions. Colored and clear liquids trace the paths of elapsed and pending time respectively, as the ultimate symbols of life. Yours.