HYT has decided to impress us once again with a new version of one of their beautiful watches, called the HYT Skull Maori. Last January, HYT presented the Skull, available in DLC titanium with green fluid – called the Green Eye – and in 5N rose gold and black DLC titanium, featuring red fluid – known as the Red Eye. In March, the collection was enriched with a precious version set with diamonds. Now HYT’s latest addition is the Skull Maori.
When asked what the driving force behind the creation of the Skull Maori was, HYT Art Director Xavier Casals discussed the desire to further emphasise the skull shape of the piece by using a rare and traditional hand engraving, a beautiful Metier d’Art. Casals added that the use of the Maori tribal tattoo, often associated with a skull, was another integral part to the concept.
The result is the watch with impressive features such as a sand from an exclusive beach in the composition of a bezel, a wind-up generator that allows the mechanical piece to benefit from electricity as well as an exquisite case made out of cigar leaves and Polyepoxide.
The HYT Skull Maori features a design that’s obviously inspired by the ancient culture with an enormous golden skull dominating the face and featuring a special engraving that gives the watch a unique personality. The same Maori-inspired design is continued on the stap of this watch, beautifully complementing its dial. Priced at US $120,000, the HYT Skull Maori is a limited edition watch, with only 15 pieces to be produced.