Antiquorum w/ HYT
watch & wonders – 2022 Edition
For the 2022 edition of the Watch and Wonders, Antiquorum is happy to host the manufacture HYT known for its bold and innovative approach. On this occasion, HYT is proud to introduce the Supernova Blue Moon Runner.
Across time and space, a new kind of spacecraft is relentlessly exploring the watchmaking galaxy on the lookout for new unique expressions of the watchmaker’s art…
Contemporary timepieces designed by HYT, exclusive owners of mecafluidic technology, the symbiotic marriage of science and micromechanics, are propelling the creativity of luxury watchmaking into a new universe. Transforming usual perceptions, HYT develops extraordinary time measurement instruments. With HYT, preparations are on for the future and watchmaking is undergoing a transformation.
“Moonrunner Super Nova Blue”
Black coated titanium, carbon & case with satin finish wristwatch mechanical, LIMITED EDITION, Retrograde fluidic hours and central minute with a date, month and 3D moon phases indications.
Only 27 copies of the new HYT Moon Runner, with its unique and exclusive “Supernova Blue” colour, will be produced. A rare timepiece, intrinsically named for its uniqueness.
A new pivotal part of the HYT range, the Moon Runner is the bearer of a philosophy that combines the ambition of scientific understanding, the perfect accuracy of the lunar phases, and the dream of a new understanding of how lunar cycles are perceived. The representation of the moon is completely unprecedented, not only in its form, with the presence of the large celestial body, but also due to its central position at the heart of the technical measurement system presented by the timepiece. “The form and unique shape are as important as the function“, says Davide Cerrato, HYT CEO and creative director. Around it are two titanium indicator disks that show the days and months, in addition to accurate time settings with a hand running on a customised graduation with a 5-minute timer, and retrograde hours shown by the fluidic system.
The HYT Moon Runner assumes its dual nature perfectly, as a fine watchmaking timepiece with clearly legible precision functions; it is also designed as a celestial vehicle capable of taking its wearer on an emotional journey to the moon.
Designed and produced by master Swiss watchmakers, this new iconic spacecraft from the HYT fleet joins the Hastroid collection. With its manual winding mechanical movement and cutting-edge equipment, it combines the classic sophistication of watchmaking knowledge and advances in science with its mecafluidic technique.
To ensure the whole watch works with optimal reliability, the fluidic module must be perfectly airtight. In practice, its airtightness is 10,000 times greater than that of a diver’s watch. This is also the reason why the fluidic modules are permanently sealed. To resist the variations in temperature, the key component is the thermal compensator inside one of the two bellows.
To allow a link between the fluidic system and the watch calibre, the movement has an oversized lever, called the “sensor”, which serves as a bridge as it allows a link to be made between the functioning of the cam, which transforms a circular movement into a straight-line movement, and that of the bellow, whose role is to regulate the movement of the two liquids. This cam, an innovation introduced by Eric Couderay, allows a perfect synchronisation between the fluid time and the mechanical time.
Everything has been thought of carefully and in symbiosis: the finish of the watch calibre and the technological and modular casing. Overall, the entire quality chain process in watch production has been rethought and refined with the development of these new timepieces, relying on over a decade of practical experience. The perfect efficiency of the 601 CM calibre has also been tested to ensure its reliability.
Additional proof that the knowledge of this outstanding technology, as well as the exceptional unique nature of the ultra-efficient contemporary materials used, are also elements that boost the captivating and sensual allure of these watches designed to stimulate the imagination and immerse you in a dream that takes you beyond the limits of the Earth. It is now time to reach for the moon.
To learn more about HYT : https://www.hytwatches.com/