Still life is never about life standing still. The HYT Skull 48.8 has carpe diem on its mind, continually reminding its wearer of the importance of seizing every second. Highlighting time’s passage using liquids, it focuses on the power of the present, the very elixir of life.
The new Skull comes, like the other HYT watches, with a unique way to show time. With its really just violently colored skulls, these watches are eyecatchers as well as really fun.
The charismatic protagonist of this staging of time’s flow is a skull-shaped capillary. A patented fluidic module and exclusive mechanical calibre bring this to life. Colored liquid symbolizes reflection, while its transparent counterpart speculates reservedly on the future. Their meniscus meeting point precisely depicts the vital now. The broad eyes on the dial of the Skull 48.8 intimidate intentionally, prompting onlookers to take a closer look at how they themselves are spending their time. Behind the right eye is a rotating disc expressing the passing of each precious second as it fades from dark to pale. Placing time’s essential momentum center stage, the counting of the minutes moves backstage, eliminating the need for a minute hand.
Light and color play accomplished supporting roles in the drama of the Skull 48.8. Three limited editions incorporate red, green and fluid respectively. As each shade flows around the skull to represent elapsed life, it extends its contrasting influence over the monochromatic backcloth of the galvanized dial and titanium case. This deliberate tension fascinates the eye, as does the effect of light on the differently treated, unmistakably modern grey surfaces.
Confirming the force of color-coding are grey fabric straps within a structure that matches the influencing tone.
The HYT Skull 48.8 is powered by a mechanical movement, an exclusive HYT calibre that works at 4 Hz and boasts an impressive 65-hour power reserve.
Like the name already kind of gives away, the titanium cases come with a diameter of 48.8 mm. It is water-resistant up to 100 meters. So these watches are extremely fun, super fierce and very unique. All the more because this is a limited edition of only 50 pieces.