HYT Debuts Limited Edition SOONOW Watch Collection

A not-so-subtle reminder that time is precious from an innovative brand

The core concept—both poetic and technical—within avant-garde Swiss watch brand HYT is a demonstration of the fact that time flows. Their unique system to indicate the passage of minutes and hours involves the movement of a colorful liquid through a tiny capillary, pushed along by a patented micro-fluidic module. We, and many others, have obsessed over this development since the brand’s launch. But with the …

Baselworld 2017: Modern Skull Art

Applying the iconographic skeletal feature to next-generation watches

With the tens of thousands of watches on hand at the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, it’s actually quite easy to draw out numerous thematic links or color stories—and yet, many of them never take hold outside of the fair. The use of skull iconography at this year’s trade show, however, appears different. Skull designs are quite common, but rarely well-executed. For one of the …

Charged: HYT Watches

Fluid mechanics meets haute horlogerie in the Swiss company's innovative architectural masterpieces

It was 2012 when Swiss watchmaker HYT (short for Hydro Technology) shocked the industry with its H1 wristwatch, but the initial design for the first watch to indicate time with liquid began almost a decade prior. That’s when company founder Lucien Vouillamoz, a former nuclear engineer, began obsessing over a concept that integrates the gravitational energy used in clepsydras (ancient Greek water clocks that use …