Dracula is now available in Harrods London
The popular and rather unique looking HYT watch company, aka Hydro Mechanical Watch Experts have released a new version of their HYT H1. If you know nothing of HYT then let me fill you in, very quickly. Rather than the use of a conventional hour hand, the boffins at HYT have engineered a way using bellows as part of a watch movement to move a coloured fluid and a clear fluid along in fine capillary like structure. All this to tell you what hour you are in. It certainly goes against the thought process of keeping moisture out of a watch case, in this instance it is very much inside it.
A black DLC case with amazing openworked movement gives a very interesting, almost steampunky feel about the whole piece. Whilst looking dark and brooding the entire time. The black alligator strap even has red ‘veins’ picked out in the most vivid of reds. Literally a blood red. I don’t know about you but I absolutely love the black and red colour combination, a classic in my opinion that has worked across everything from furniture to cars, jewellery and fashion, amongst others.
Inspired by the unforgettable XIX century vampire Legend and the mystical bloody eclipse of Transylvania, the H1 Dracula DLC transcends with immortal technology while providing an elegant assimilation of the most known Count of literature. Its unstructured red fluid on the dial and the red veins of its black alligator strap will empower you while attracting compliments, revealing the simple sensuality on your wrist.
H1 Dracula DLC – reveal the red on top of your skin.
Another belter from HYT, I love this watch. And compared to other Luxury horology brands this can be seen as ‘affordable’ coming in at $64,000 USD.
Case: titanium black DLC with brushed, shot-peened and satin-finished surfaces
|diameter: 48.8 mm
|thickness: 17.9 mm
|red rubber-clad screw-lock crown
|screw-locked added lugs
|black DLC dome at 06:00
|cambered sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on the inside
|screw-down sapphire back
|water-resistant to 100 meters
Functions: retrograde red fluid hours; minutes, seconds
Movement: mechanical hand-wound, exclusive HYT calibre
|28,800 vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
|bridges hand-chamfered and adorned with côtes de Genève, rhodiumed bellows
|65-hour power reserve
Dial: unstructured, fluid hours
|black hour dial, white indexes and grey numerals
|black minute dial, red and white indexes and black numerals, white minute hand
|luminescent minute hand and hour-markers
|regulator at 12:00
|small seconds wheel at 09:30
|power-reserve indicator at 02:30
Main Strap: Black alligator with red veins, titanium black DLC folding clasp
Second Strap: Black rubber bracelet
Ref: 148-DL-21-RF-RU; Limited series of 50 pieces