HYT H2 Pilot Watch

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Some people just don’t have HYT swiss watches. They have difficulty reading the time from the “fluid” hour indicator. For some people, the new HYT H2 pilot is meaningless, because traditional aviation watches are the clearest and most legible. But this is not a pilot’s watch: this is a modern timepiece that draws inspiration from design codes and can be explained due to its basic simplicity.

The HYT H2 pilot is a costumed version of the HYT H2, just like the HYT H1 Air released earlier this year (check the review here), it is the H1 version. We have seen bellows filled with fluid, which used to be V-shaped. We wanted the prominent balance and balance bridge to decorate the dial at 12 o’clock; we could have bet our lives on the yellow/green liquid that appeared around the dial. What we may not have thought of is the complete redesign of the minute hand, the addition of large and clear numbers on the dial surface (on the floating sapphire minute hand) and the brand’s eye-catching new strap material.

The minute hand may be the first thing someone familiar with the original HYT H2 will point out. In the first batch of models, the hands are slender finger-type hands, whose color coding matches the overall color of the watch. In this avatar, the hand is a bold red arrow with ample space for luminous paint. The initial hands have also undergone a “multi-level” design, taking a big step in the middle, taking full advantage of the watch’s impressive 17.9mm height and huge sapphire dial gap. The position of the novice on the Canon pinion is higher and completely flat. It looks more impactful, and its cool, diagonal stripes balance is one of the best I have seen.

Of course, this kind of balanced experimental design can only be realized if you have a lot of space to play. The original width of the HYT H2 pilot was 48.8 mm, but the actual increase in area was due to the lack of a traditional dial. Many dial furniture are actually functional. Although these watches are not yet skeletonized, their honest appearance gives them great flexibility in depth and layout. I think this is why I like them the most: the case and its anti-reflective “box” sapphire is actually a showcase for storing multiple finely machined parts. I keep close contact with every best fake watches for men in the HYT series, and I can say this: complexity is not what makes them outstanding; attention to detail and the uniqueness of each functional component make them a higher standard.

Technically speaking, this watch is as impressive as its predecessor. The movement is co-built with Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi, with a power reserve of 192 hours (8 days), titanium alloy bridges decorated with micro-sprayed black PVD coating elements, and decorated with titanium satin appliqués, balance wheel Is 21,600vph. , And 28 jewels.

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In terms of altitude, I don’t want to discuss how the HYT H2 pilot watch theoretically performs in the cockpit of an aircraft. The watch is definitely clearer than the old H2, but it must be noted that the continuous presence of the minute hand (installed so that the hands can completely “lost” the bellows when the dial is rotated) is slightly deviated from the normal position. In this way (even after mastering the hour display), the time can be read at a glance. However, the “sub-dials” elements-crown position indicator (3 o’clock) and temperature indicator (9 o’clock)-are reasonably sized and will not hinder reading time.

The hour markers are coated with anthracite Super-LumiNova, together with the generously glowing minute hand and the yellow/green liquid that seems to glow in the shadows, making this watch very useful in low light conditions. In daylight, the readability of the face is enhanced by the use of contrast: the active ingredient is usually made of steel, with slanted edges, placed against a DLC background. This makes all the elements that must attract your attention stand out. It also looks cool, which is what I want most from HYT.

The belt is coated with Kevlar fiber (aramid synthetic fiber, extremely strong, extremely resistant to wear or temperature fluctuations). It is a material used in many aircraft parts and protective clothing (such as flight suits). From a style and practice point of view, it is appropriate and very helpful to me. Kevlar is neither classic nor sporty. It is as tough as NATO, but much more luxurious than a simple webbing. The contrasting red stitches provide a beautiful colored link to the dial. As always, HYT has done a great job in designing works with inherent cohesion. I’m not sure if the aviation industry is the most suitable for this unique timekeeping mode, but I commend the design team for their efforts to push the HYT DNA to classic watches. I like to see the idea of ​​what HYT can do when it shifts its focus to another area of ​​our industry. What’s next? Tilting dial watch? Deep sea diver? Liquid chronograph? I can’t wait to find out.

HYT H2 Pilot Watch

The H2 pilot reference number already has a striking name. 248-DL-01-GF-KG is the first timepiece designed by HYT for aviation enthusiasts. Every step of its concept is designed to meet aviation regulations. The H2 pilot is not only an evolution, it is a true transformation of HYT’s iconic H2 launched in 2013. Vincent Perriard, CEO of HYT said:

“The H2 pilot is a well-thought-out design that aims to follow or even predict the trend of timepieces after years of development, and believe that our creation has all these qualities, which brings me great satisfaction. H2 goes beyond The different spheres will not be pushed up 10,000 feet as usual.”

This is not a “pilot watch” in the traditional sense. More precisely, the H2 pilot is more like in the process of design changes, giving it more “aviation” style overall: Compared with other H2 models, there are no new mechanical functions (aviation or other). A brand-new feature of HYT is the belt-if it is made of Kevlar fiber (high tensile strength synthetic fiber, especially used as a reinforcing agent for tires and other rubber products and protective equipment such as helmets and vests) .

HYT H2 pilots use HYT’s innovative liquid system to display the time: two V-shaped bellows at 6 o’clock work mechanically to move the yellow liquid in the yellow capillary around the edge of the dial. The position of the liquid indicates the current time (the gray hour index of this model is illuminated). According to HYT’s instructions, the hand at the center will display the minutes, and an unusual “jump” will appear at 30 minutes to “avoid ripples.” This is why people see the two “30” indicators at 6 o’clock.

HYT introduced a heat indicator to eliminate the influence of heat and cold on the fluid position. The temperature indicator shows whether the top luxury copy watches is within the optimal temperature range to be processed.

Technical specifications for HYT H2 pilots

Reference: 248-DL-01-GF-KG

Case: Titanium black DLC, with polished, micro-sprayed and satin finish, with a diameter of 48.8 mm and a thickness of 17.9 mm. Titanium black DLC dome at 6 o’clock.

Dial: unstructured, oil hour, black aluminum hour dial; charcoal gray numerals, sapphire minute dial, black rhodium minute hand with red arrow, white hour markers and red numerals 15, 30, 45, 60 every 15 minutes. Illuminated minute hand and hour markers.

Crown: Screw-in force measuring crown with rubber sheath. Titanium black DLC protects the crown.

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal-box-with anti-reflective coating.

Back cover: sapphire back cover.

Waterproof depth: 50 meters.

Function: Retrograde yellow flow time; 30 minutes with beating hands-déphaseurangulaire minutes. Crown position indicator HNR; temperature indicator.

Movement: Hand-wound exclusive HYT movement with 8 days power reserve.

Strap: Grey/black Kevlar strap with red contrast stitching and titanium black DLC deployment buckle.