Swiss watchmaker HYT, is expanding its collection of skull-themed timepieces with three new titanium-cased models.
This dinstictive timepiece continually reminds of the importance of seizing every second. Highlighting time’s passage using liquids, it focuses on the power of the present, the very elixir of life.
The charismatic protagonist of this mesmerizing staging of time’s flow is a skull-shaped capillary. A patented fluidic module and exclusive mechanical calibre bring this to life.
Colored liquid symbolizes reflection, while its transparent counterpart speculates reservedly on the future. Their meniscus meeting point precisely depicts the vital now. The broad eyes on the dial of the skull 48.8 intimidate intentionally, prompting onlookers to take a closer look at how they themselves are spending their time. Behind the right eye is a rotating disc expressing the passing of each precious second as it fades from dark to pale. Placing time’s essential momentum center stage, the counting of the minutes moves backstage, eliminating the need for a minute hand.
Light and color play accomplished supporting roles in the drama of the Skull 48.8. Three limited editions incorporate Red, Green and Blue fluid respectively. As each shade flows around the Skull to represent elapsed life, it extends its contrasting influence over the monochromatic backloth of the galvanized dial and titanium case. This deliberate tension fascinates the eye, as does the effect of light on the differently trated, unmistakably modern grey surfaces. Confirming the force of color-coding are grey fabric straps within a structure that matches the influencing tone. The present request our presence.
ach model is limited to 50 pieces, available at retail in October 2018, and priced at $65,000.