HYT introduces the new Flow combining their unique blend of traditional watchmaking with a liquid display system and carrying its own light into a new age of enlightenment.
Contained in a rounded, almost organic case with sweeping lines on the dial, the Flow features an LED at six o’clock. The Flow has two crowns. The first is simply to set the time, straightforwardly enough. The second is to illuminate the watch with a special developed micro-generator stores and dispels the energy to activate 8 or 13 meticulously positioned LEDs, according to the version. These then visibly spread light evenly across the dial, mimicking a natural wave.
It launches with two versions: the first which addresses the concept of infinity through a precisely tapered vortex shape. Here the imagination is invited to visualize a revolving, apparently never-ending flow down towards the bellows, as a side-aperture welcomes the light emitted by 8 LEDs. The limitlessness of infinity fits neatly into the focus on time’s inevitable transience. Price: CHF79,000 $85,900 (Ref. H02593)
And in the second which is more lavish is equipped with lights underneath a dome set with baguette diamonds. Just as time’s flow is constant, this horological light show is a theatre for continual, energized change uniting jewelry and light thanks to the dynamic reflection and refraction. Price: CHF149,000 $161,998 (Ref. H02464)
An apparently contradictory combination of liquid and electric light set the scene; the bold asymmetrical shape of the 51 mm case and vibrant color choices pick up the thread. A visual wave sweeps around its side, reminding that stopping time’s momentum is never an option. This well-considered curve tempts the eye to explore new perspectives on time, a vital element of modern life.
A ring of Super-LumiNova® documents the antithesis of night and day. Polished accents on the circular-brushed case underline specific elements such as bezel angles. This is an appropriate overture to the three-dimensional character of the opaline-finished grey dials, where “metallic” and “velvety” sit together comfortably in the descriptive dictionary. Sophisticated electro-erosion adds a further signature to the theme of tension with its use of electric current to physically cut out strips of metal to obtain the wave illusion. The high-energy appearance of the dials’ backgrounds contrasts with the calmer, more minimalistic time indication. Concave and convex surfaces tease each other, as the eye peeps behind the waves to catch a glimpse of the intriguing mechanical mechanism below. It’s flow time. 24/7. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.