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HYT H2 Aviator Watch | Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago watch and engagement ring boutique is the only Authorized Dealer for HYT watches in Illinois. With an already imposing name, the H2 Aviator ref. 248-DL-01-GF-KG is the first time HYT creates a timepiece destined for aviation lovers with each step of its concept designed to satisfy aeronautical codes. The H2 Aviator isn't simply an evolution, it is a true transformation of HYT's iconic H2 launched in 2013. HYT CEO Vincent Perriard said:

"The H2 Aviator is a well thought out design conceived to go the distance over years, to evolve, follow and even anticipate horological trends and to think that our creations are all of this quality, gives me enormous satisfaction. The H2 transcends different orbs and is not propelled 10,000 feet upward as if it has always been mean for this."

This is not a "pilot's watch" as one might think of it in the traditional sense. Rather, the H2 Aviator is more along the lines of a design change which in total give it more of an "aviation" style: there is no new mechanical function (aviation or otherwise) vs the other H2 models. One feature that is entirely new for HYT is the strap - this one if made of Kevlar (a synthetic fiber of high tensile strength used especially as a reinforcing agent in the manufacture of tires and other rubber products and protective gear such as helmets and vests).

The HYT H2 Aviator displays time using HYT's innovative liquid system: two bellows positioned in a V-shape at 6 o'clock work mechanically to move the yellow fluid in the small capillary around the edge of the dial. The position of the liquid indicates the current hour (the gray hour indexes of this model are luminous). Minutes are displayed with the center-set hand, with an unusual "jump" at 30 minutes so as "to avoid the bellows" according to HYT. This is why one sees two "30" indicators positioned near 6 o'clock.

HYT introduced a thermal indicator to erase the effects of heat and cold on rate on the position of the fluid. This thermal indicator shows if the watch is in its optimal temperature segment to be handled.

Technical Specifications of the HYT H2 Aviator

Ref.: 248-DL-01-GF-KG, Limited edition of 40 pieces

Case: Titanium black DLC with polished, micro blasted and satin finishes measuring 48.8 mm in diameter by 17.9 mm in thickness. Titanium black DLC dome at 6 o'clock.

Dial: unstructured, fluid hours, black alumiunium hour dial; charcoal grey numerals, sapphire minute dial, black rhodium minute hand with a red arrow, white indexes and every 15 minutes red numerals 15, 30, 45, 60. Luminescent minute hand and hour-markers.

Crown: Screw-down dynamometric crown sheathed in rubber. Protected crown in titanium black DLC.

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal —box— with anti-reflection coating.

Case Back: Screwed sapphire back.

Water-resistance: 50 meters.

Functions: Retrograde yellow fluidic hours; Minutes with a jumping hand —déphaseur angulaire— at 30 minutes; Crown position indicator H-N-R; Thermal indicator.

Movement: Manual wound exclusive HYT caliber with 8-day power reserve.

Strap: grey/black Kevlar strap with red contrast stitching and titanium black DLC deployant buckle.

The HYT H4 Gotham Watch Exclusively at Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago

What is the HYT H4 Gotham watch?

Well, essentially it is the HYT H1 with a skeletonized movement in the HYT Skull case. The Skull enlarged the already big 48.8mm wide H1 case to 51mm with additional case changes, such as removal of the crown guard.

Nevertheless, here, in this very lightweight carbon material, it doesn't feel heavy or too big on the wrist (even though it is 17.9mm thick). If you are going to wear a large watch, you might as well wear something like this that combines a radical design with a cool movement that you really want to see in action.

If you are new around here and haven't heard of HYT yet, the point of the brand is to use liquid to help indicate the time.

This HYT H4 Gotham uses red-colored liquid in the specially developed tube and bellows system to indicate the hours. A more traditional hand on the dial indicates the minutes, while it is flanked on either side with a subsidiary seconds dial to the left and a power reserve indicator to the right. Not that the H1 watch's movement wasn't at all skeletonized, but the HYT H4's movement steps it up a notch with a sapphire crystal plate serving as much of the dial over some movement bridges. Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces is the ONLY Authorized Dealer for HYT watches in Chicago.

HYT Might Be the Coolest Luxury Watch Brand in the Game Right Now

HYT, the "Hydromechanical Horologists" released their third watch model - the HYT Skull. Once again, HYT has created a never before seen design. Skull watches might not be anything new, but the HYT Skull is the first futuristic skull watch to enter the watch game.

The most interesting part of the HYT Skull is that it doesn't indicate minutes. The HYT Skull will be offered in two versions, one will be in DLC black titanium with green liquid, and the other will be in 18k rose gold with DLC black titanium and will feature red colored liquid. They are individually known as the HYT Skull Green Eye and HYT Skull Red Eye – and come in a new HYT case size of 51mm wide and 17.9mm thick.

According to Ariel Adams from ablogtowatch.com, "inside the HYT Skull watches are exclusive HYT movements. You have an integration of their proprietary bellows and capillary system to move the liquid, which can be seen under the skull's "teeth." The rear of the case is viewable through a sapphire crystal window, offering a nice look into the movement. The movement operates at 4Hz (28,800 bph), with a power reserve of about 65 hours. I like the traditional mentality behind designing it along with the modern aesthetics. Of course, the matching green or red tinted sapphire crystal is a nice touch which adds to the overall presentation of the HYT Skull watch."

BIG NEWS: HYT Won the "Favourite Men's Watch" Award

Geneva Seal's exclusive luxury watch brand HYT (Hydro-Mechanical Horologists) won the "Favourite Men's Watch" award at this years grandest luxury timepiece and jewellery showcase in Asia, A Journey Through Time. Celebrating it's eighth edition, the annual showcase has become iconic worldwide for bringing together the biggest and most prominent names in the watch and jewellery industry.

The HYT H1 Dracula DLC took home the prestigious "Favourite Men's Watch" award and we couldn't be more proud. According to watch enthusiast Brice Goulard,

"The HYT H1 Dracula is inspired by the most famous vampire of the classical literature, the Count Dracula. To fulfill the spirit of this novel written by Bram Stoker and the Gothic atmosphere that it shows, HYT has chosen a full-black DLC coating on the case, enliven by several bloody-red accents. The fluid also shares that same colour, identical to the HYT H1 Red2. The dial uses that same monochromatic idea with a dark grey finish."

Once again, HYT presents a revolutionary watch. By pushing engineering to new heights and creating a design that generates genuine emotions, HYT is evolving in the upper luxury market. Mixing mechanics and liquid within a wristwatch was a dream - or a nightmare - until the unveiling of HYT timepieces. Geneva Seal couldn't be more thrilled about our very own HYT H1 Dracula winning the "Favourite Men's Watch award. Now, a little more about the watch,

"The bloody-red accents can be found on the second-wheel, the power-reserve indicator and the crown. The strap features a very cool black alligator leather with red veins. The movement is now coated in black too instead of a rhodium plated treatment on the other editions. We also note a little evolution of the central dial that shows the minutes, with bigger indexes, always coated with luminescent material. We can expect a better night-time legibility," explains Brice.

Congratulations to all of this years winners, we can't wait until next year.