HYT's New Conical Tourbillon Dazzles with Sapphires and Fluidic Animation

HYT's New Conical Tourbillon Dazzles with Sapphires and Fluidic Animation - Geneva Watch Days 2023

THM Desk
28 Aug 2023 |
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Independent Swiss watchmaker HYT has announced the launch of the Conical Tourbillon Infinity Sapphires, an exquisite new timepiece that exemplifies the brand's creative vision and technical innovation in contemporary haute horlogerie.

The Conical Tourbillon Infinity Sapphires seamlessly combines a groundbreaking conical tourbillon, HYT's signature fluidic time display, and a mesmerizing animation of rotating gemstones. This marks the latest advancement in HYT's relentless pursuit of watchmaking mastery since its founding 10 years ago.


At the heart of the timepiece is an inclined balance conical tourbillon, a technically complex mechanism innovated by master watchmaker Eric Coudray. Inspired by the work of German watchmaker Walter Prendel, Coudray revisited the inclined tourbillon and improved its regularity and stability.


The conical tourbillon in the HYT makes one complete rotation every 30 seconds, with its spiral balance tilted at 30 degrees to the horizontal. The escapement wheel is inclined at 15 degrees and the anchor at 23 degrees. Nestled around the tourbillon are three 2.5mm faceted sapphires in fuchsia, blue-gray, and yellow, each rotating at different speeds of 4, 5, and 6 rpm respectively. Six smaller 1.5mm sapphires adorn the tourbillon brackets, amplifying the visual brilliance.


The animation of the sapphires is powered by the manual winding movement with 40 hours of power reserve. Comprising 533 components, including 159 for the tourbillon carriage alone, the movement is finished to the highest standard of haute horlogerie traditions like chamfering, straight graining, polishing, and satin finishing.

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Supplementing the conical tourbillon is HYT's patented fluidic module that indicates the retrograde hours, complete with micro-tubes and a bellows system. The juxtaposition of the two mechanisms creates a dynamic symmetry that is classic HYT.


Housed in a 48mm case crafted in 5N rose gold and black DLC titanium, the domed sapphire crystal provides an optimal view of the mesmerizing tourbillon and hypnotic gemstone animation. The timepiece has a black fluidic hour module, three-dimensional luminescent appliques, and a grid pattern on the dial. Limited to only 8 pieces, the HYT Conical Tourbillon Infinity Sapphires represents the pinnacle of HYT's 10-year journey in pioneering fluidic horology. Priced at CHF 390,000, this exceptional timepiece promises to be highly exclusive and coveted amongst connoisseurs.