Going back to basics means going straight to the very essence. By taking as its focus the
visual and emotional possibilities of time flowing as a fluid, HYT allowed watchmaking to
enter the new millennium, whilst continuing to root its creative process in the very origins of
time measurement. This manifesto has been further extended with the new H 0 from HYT
which, with the purity of its lines, encapsulates the very idea of a source code.
All life on earth is dependent on fluids. This truth inspired in HYT the desire to focus our attention on
the continuous movement of a coloured and a transparent fluid within a capillary. This display system,
as unique as it is complex to realise, gives the impression that it is levitating. It offers new and intuitive
perspectives on how to read and interact with both time and space.
With a large part of the movement hidden underneath a curved dial — suggesting the concentric
waves formed by drops of water repeatedly falling into the basin of a water clock — HYT is re-
engaging with magic and mystery, and with the source of life.