Water meter? The human adventure at the origin of the HYT H1 development achieved what seemed to be possible only in theoretical physics. Below is the technical explanation.
The functional principle of the fluid module presents so many problems that it is necessary to create unheard-of craftsmanship and technology, especially in the production of prototypes and the industrialization of watch production as a whole. To get a better grasp of its capabilities, we provide an extraordinary list with all constraints. We also provide the names of those who made the original quasi-philosophical intentions possible.
“The idea behind ‘Back to Clepsydre’ is a real leap forward and more dazzling than a throwback to 17th and 18th century watchmaking. Since many components of the fluid module offer limited reliability when interacting closely, tolerances Bands are less controllable than tolerance bands in traditional watchmaking. Popular watch fake
Furthermore, these tolerance zones are consistent. This complexity has nothing to do with traditional quality control as the watchmaking industry understands it”. Vuillamoz made it clear: there are quite a few challenges to deal with and we cannot adopt good practice because no one has ever produced a watch like this before.
How the Fluid Module Works
Before assessing the enormity of the physical co-contraction that must be mastered to make the HYT fluid indicator reliable, it is critical to understand its function. The fluid module consists of a glass capillary connecting two flexible metal containers filled with two immiscible liquids, one colored and the other transparent. When one of the containers is pressed, the compressed liquid enters the capillary, creating a display interface rather than a connection between colored and colorless transparent areas.
Every time the fluid indicator reaches the 6 o’clock position, the display system inevitably returns to its original state when pressure is applied to the first reservoir. The liquid reverses for about a minute before restarting the 12-hour compression cycle.
Since liquids expand with temperature, a thermal compensator—an intermediate device—must be integrated to avoid the ill effects of this physical phenomenon. In fact, when expanded, the liquid can only move in the capillary, thus affecting the accuracy of the displayed time. The thermal compensator (3) acts like a loophole, correcting the position of the liquid in the event of temperature changes.
Problems and Industrialization
The development of the HYT replica fluid module takes place within the framework of early research and innovation. The method is quasi-empirical; observe, design, apply, if decisive, develop it and make it reliable.
HYT thermal compensator
Various problems arising from the development of HYT fluid modules must be reduced and resolved. Furthermore, the interaction between the craftsmanship mastered by the engineer and the craftsmanship mastered by the watchmaker must be found.
The first challenge encountered was the energy balance of the fluid module. The question is how to move the liquid with the small amount of energy that a mechanical watch movement can produce. Since the system acts as a spring, the energy circulates every 12 hours. Therefore, no energy is lost because there is no need to “press” twice, thus losing double the energy produced by the mechanical movement. This is a matter of determining the size of all components in the Fluid Module. Then comes the task of precisely managing the movement of the two fluids. The balance between fluids is particularly critical. In fact, the liquid must be immiscible and have as low an affinity as possible with the glass wall of the capillary. However, polar liquids that can push against the glass walls tend to have an affinity for another liquid. The capillary and the two liquids must push against each other, and the colorant—except miscible with one—must never mix with the second.
complex calibration procedure
Therefore, in order to obtain a good composition of liquid and colorant, many experiments were carried out to make initially incompatible cohabitants. HYT H2 replica
This “fluid management” requires important developments to control velocity and regulate flux. The fluid channel thus undergoes the creation of regions of different diameters, allowing its flow to be regulated during each step of liquid filling, winding, function, etc. There’s also a thermal compensator that manages temperature differences, preventing the liquid from expanding. It is after repeated adjustment of the assembly of the different elements of the fluid module that it is possible to avoid liquid loss. As a comparison, the water resistance level of the fluid module is 10,000 times that of a 100-meter water-resistant watch.
The bridge between physics and watchmaking
Once the main issues are identified and resolved, they must be coordinated. Procedures must be implemented to align the requirements of the engineer with that of the watchmaker.
Therefore, watchmakers use part of the knowledge of engineers to synchronize mechanical and fluid time. Many machines were specially made; for example, there was a device that handled the sensitive and delicate steps of filling a watch. Another example is measurement tools, which help to measure the accuracy of different elements with extremely low tolerances. Glass capillaries and bellows have precise dimensions, measuring a few microns. Lastly, a loop tool is required to simulate the function of each fluid module, followed by mechanical motion.
Therefore, a HYT copy watch is more than just a movement and an additional module. It is the result of an alliance of watchmaking and physics in their most diverse forms such as micromechanics and fluid dynamics. With the H1 and most recently the H2, HYT has entered new territory in time display while creating new technologies and making them reliable.