A TOUCH OF THE MACABRE
Updated: Nov 26, 2019
Luxury Swiss-based brand HYT has released the Skull 48.8
Still life is never about life standing still just like an element of one of those beautifully haunting paintings, the HYT skull 48.8 has carpe diem on its mind. This distinctive 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 backcloth of the galvanized dial and titanium case. this deliberate tension fascinates the eye, as does the effect of light on the differently treated, unmistakably modern grey surfaces. confirming the force of color-coding are grey fabric straps within a structure that matches the influencing tone.
The watch is powered by a HYT exclusive caliber that beats at 4 Hz (28,800 vph) and has a power reserve of 65 hours. The movement has hand-beveled bridges and features Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges. The rhodium-plated bellows are visible on the dial side too, just under the teeth of the skull.
Each colour is limited to just 50 pieces and is priced at $65,000
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