HYT’s two new watches celebrate its new partnerships with pro footballer Antoine Griezmann and the Panis-Barthez Competition racing team. “To choose HYT is to choose a watchmaker which transcends disciplines and generations”, explains Grégory Dourde, CEO of HYT. “Our starting point is always people and the emotions which our creations evoke. Antoine Griezmann and Panis-Barthez Compétition were simultaneously drawn to HYT, almost in unison. We are incredibly proud to count such great sporting talents among our fans and we would like to show our gratitude by creating a HYT limited edition especially for them”.
The “H1 Griezmann” reflects all the qualities of its namesake: sporty, elegant, and technically outstanding. The timepiece is kitted out in white and blue, the athlete’s two favourite colours. The fluid time display system is a nod to his ‘energy gauge’. This limited series of 20 pieces features a central sapphire dial, flanked by a seconds counter and a power reserve with segmented display. The two-tone blue PVD and DLC titanium gives the timepiece a purity which Antoine Griezmann wanted to preserve, which is extended by a white Cordura strap with blue topstiching.
The watch features Antoine Griezmann’s logo on its sapphire case-back.
The “H4 Panis-Barthez Compétition” is a high-tech timekeeping instrument which delivers outstanding performance in all environments, both day and night. In this timepiece, a green fluid loaded with fluorescent nanoparticles moves inside a jet black case, framed with a notched bezel in satin-finished titanium. HYT and Panis-Barthez Compétition have designed the centre of the watch to express all the power of the endurance racing world, by picking up the colours of the steering wheels on their cars.
The seconds indicator and the power reserve are therefore adorned with blue, red and green. The minute track is topped with a sapphire bridge, over which passes a red hand, guaranteeing the high level of legibility demanded of sports watches. Each bridge on the H4 is cut out to reduce its weight, just like a race car.