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Baselworld 2014: HYT H2 Tells Time with Blue Fluid

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Last year HYT launched the H2, the brand’s latest in hydro-mechanical timepiece. This year we’re treated to new aesthetic enhancements, including a striking new model with blue blood in its veins. For the uninitiated, HYT uses fluids and complex micro-mechanical control systems to tell time in an entirely unique way. Let’s dive in. … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Videos of the Year

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We've added a lot more videos to Watchtime.com over the past year, and lots of you have noticed. The videos — most created and provided by some of the top watch brands — have become one of the most popular features on the site. As we begin a New Year, we're looking at our most popular videos of 2013. Below we count down your favorite watch videos ranked by page views. Click on each to watch … [Read more...]

Around the Web: 4 Stories You Should Read This Week

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In this first installment of "Around the Web," WatchTime social media maven Alan Loren updates watch aficionados with what we thought were some of the most interesting watch-related stories and news tidbits of the past two weeks, culled from the websites of your favorite brands as well as some of the most popular watch blogs and lifestyle media. Here's what caught our eye on the web this week, … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 5 More Unusual Timepieces

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Since I started writing my thoughts and ideas about watches on my blog, Fratellowatches, I have been visiting the big watch fairs like Baselworld and the SIHH in Geneva. Sometimes, one comes across some very odd-looking watches at these fairs — watches that perhaps should not be defined as watches, but as mechanical art or — as MB&F's Maximilian Büsser puts it — horological machines. … [Read more...]

Video: Inside the HYT H2

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In WatchTime's September-October issue, on sale August 27, our editorial team compiles a blockbuster selection of 60+ new watches from Baselworld 2013. One of the featured timepieces is the H2, the latest innovation from the "hydromechanical horologists" at HYT. Click here to see an HD video showing the workings of this unusual timepiece. … [Read more...]

Look, Ma, No Hands: 7 Watches That Tell Time Differently

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The vast majority of watches stick to traditional hour and minute hands to display the time, but a handful of bold manufacturers use their technical prowess to find new, innovative, and often downright audacious methods to indicate the hours, minutes, and occasionally beyond. Below is a list of watches that deviate from the conventional time-telling style, finding creative alternatives to hour and … [Read more...]

Video: HYT Unveils H2

HYT, the "hydro mechanical horologists," made waves at last year's Baselworld fair with its H1 watch, which displays time via two liqiuds flowing through tubes. HYT has just released a first look at the H1's successor, the H2, which will be shown at Baselword 2013 later this month. Click below to watch the teaser video for the H2. Receive all the blog posts and breaking news from … [Read more...]

HYT Introduces WISeAuthentic Service

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Watch brand HYT, famous for its hydropowered H1 watch, has introduced yet another technological innovation, the WISeAuthentic Service. With this new service, each HYT watch comes with a digital warranty card containing a unique and non-forgeable digital certificate stored in a crypto chip, as a reader for the card. HYT watch owners can now authenticate their watches securely online. In case the … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Takes Top Prize at 12th Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

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The prize-giving ceremony of the 12th annual Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) — the luxury-watch world's version of Oscar night — took place at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on November 15. This year, it was TAG Heuer's high-tech Mikrogirder model that took home the prestigious Aiguille d'Or grand prize. … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe and HYT Win Awards

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At the European Watch of the Year event, held at the London May Fair Hotel on October 2nd, 2012, F.P. Journe won the "Best Men's Watch 2012" award for its Chronomètre Souverain. The Chronomètre Souverain is insipired by early 19th-century marine chronometry, including a twin-barrel movement for precision timekeeping. We tested this watch earlier this year. Read our results here. FP Journe … [Read more...]

Hydromechanical Horology: Inside the New HYT H1, continued

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A proprietary movement powers the display. The movement generates .7 Newton meters (Nm) of force, and is capable of producing 1.2 Nm, thanks to one of the most powerful mainsprings available. Chronode solved the problem of how to move liquid at a uniform pace by replacing the hour hand with a snail cam that operates the pistons, which in turn compress the bellows. These bellows can be seen on the … [Read more...]

Hydromechanical Horology: Inside the New HYT H1

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One of the most talked-about timepieces of the 2012 Baselworld watch fair was the HYT H1, an unusual-looking watch that indicates the time by means of two liquids — one green, one clear — that flow through a tiny tube along a peripheral hours scale. WatchTime technical editor Mike Disher explores the technology behind the watch and its movement, and we provide wallpaper images, prices, and an … [Read more...]