HYT was created of a query. Time flows and only gains meaning through content. So why limit its measurement to indicating the now in splendid isolation, with needle-sharp palms or fleeting digital displays? Determined that its own rebellion must create statements and waves, a multi-disciplinary think-tank set out to create timepieces that visibly connect the past, present, and future. The HYT answer is a watch that overcomes the power of gravity to indicate the passage of time with liquids. Highly advanced technology took its cue from philosophy to mirror time’s inherent fluidity.
The rest is history. To be precise, it is history that began 3,400 years ago with the clepsydras, or water clocks, of their pharaohs. These so-called “water thieves” transported h2o from 1 container into another to measure elapsed or “stolen” time. A colored liquid files the recent past; a transparent fluid indicates that the near future.
Today HYT is an ecosystem that unites science, hi-technology, philosophy, art, and design. Based in neuchâtel, in the heart of the traditional Swiss watchmaking region, a committed group of 43 individuals makes liquid time real time. Their radical wristwatches harmoniously include a mechanical watch movement as the trigger to the fluid propulsion. They make complete sense of time and time again.