In 2012, HYT copy made a splash in the watchmaking world with its hybrid mechanical-fluid technology, which allowed the use of fluids to display the time. After a brief cessation of operations in 2021, HYT was taken over by Kairos Technology Switzerland SA and Davide Cerrato was appointed CEO. Davide is a watchmaking industry veteran with a proven track record working with brands such as Panerai, Tudor and Montblanc/Minerva. Now, HYT is back in 2022 with a brand new watch, the Hastroid. The first timepiece in the HYT saga is looking to explore new dimensions and bring new customers to the brand.
HYT Hastroid is designed and conceived to meet new expectations. Four new styles will join the collection, each limited to 27 pieces. The first model of the new HYT Hastroid is the Green Nebula. Equipped with a 48mm case, its construction combines titanium and carbon. Water-resistant to 50 meters, this watch is topped by a domed sapphire crystal that offers unobstructed views of the dial. At the center of the dial, two central “bellows” reservoirs take center stage, with fluid capillaries surrounding the dial. The colored liquid indicates the hours in a retrograde fashion.
Careful work has been done to improve the readability of the dial, so it has a large central hand for immediate reading of the minutes, while two sub-dials are arranged as gauges on the dash, providing important additional information, including the small seconds and Power reserve indicator.
Powering the new Hastroid Green Nebula is the hand-wound calibre 501-CM with a power reserve of 72 hours. The movement was designed by Eric Coudray with the assistance of watchmaker Paul Clementy and Tec Group head Arnaud Faivre.
HYT Hastroid Green Nebula on a black rubber strap with green Alcantara inserts and green contrast stitching.
“We are engaged in exquisite craftsmanship, a perfect combination of fluid technology and mechanical complexity. Meca-fluidic technology is a new term in science and research for luxury watchmaking. We have the ability to highlight the symbiosis of these two technologies – mechanical and fluids – technology,” said Davide Cerrato, CEO and Creative Director of HYT.
Black Coated Titanium and Carbon Case and Satin Finish
Black titanium and green lacquered screw-down crown
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating (box)
retrograde fluid time
Central minute hand
power reserve pointer
70 hours (power reserve)
Black Coated Brass and Sapphire Plate
3D Black Coated Decals and Green Glowing Numbers
Black Coated Titanium Grid
Green liquid inside borosilicate capillary
Black Rubber Strap
Green Alcantara Embossed Strap Trim
Black Matte Minute Hand, Green and White SLN
Black matte second hand, red and white SLN
Black matt power reserve hand, red SLN
Width 48.00 mm
Length 58.30 mm
Height 17.90 mm
Waterproof to 50 meters
Black Coated Titanium
Satin and sandblasted finishes
H02698; Limited Edition