riginal and rare, there are four versions of HYT’s new Hastroid, of which only 27 copies of each will be produced. On the “Green Nebula”, the green tone of the time indications and the fluid, accentuated by the rubber and embossed Alcantara bracelet, contrasts with the black carbon and titanium case. The “Green Laser” version is presented in a composite green casing, highlighting the green tone of the time graduations and the central minute hand. The powerful shade immediately evokes the colour of laser beams.
Symbolising the new launch, the Hastroid has been designed and built to meet new expectations. Its 48 mm diameter casing, with a total length of 58.3 mm and 13.3 mm case thickness, is fashioned from the most modern high-quality materials: titanium, titanium and carbon or an innovative alloy of stabilised bronze and carbon, a bridge between ancient times and the aspira- tions of the future.
Custom-made for new adventures, the multi-layered centre of the watch features subtle openwork, while the sandwich construction of the watch as a whole, which is waterproof to a depth of 50 metres, thanks to a titanium case that protects the movement, guarantees optimal handling of any mission this spacecraft is assigned.
- Considerable work went into improving the readability of the dial, which now has a central pointer for the minutes. Two subdials, like dashboard instruments, supply small seconds and a power reserve display.
Like a flight deck, the watch is topped by a domed sapphire crystal offering a largely unobstructed view of the dial. The centrepiece of the “mecafluidic” mechanism remains, of course, the fluid system, with its two central “bellow” reservoirs, whose powerful character is a feature of the distinctive HYT look, and the capillary around the dial.
Like a flight deck, the watch is topped by a domed sapphire crystal offering a largely unobstructed view of the dial.
The Hastroid’s 501 CM calibre was designed by Eric Coudray, a well-known master in the field. Under his guidance, and with the assistance of watchmaker Paul Clementi, Prix Gaïa winner, and Arnaud Faivre, head of the Tec Group, the movement has been given a refined aesthetic and finish, with elegant satin brushing and laser-treated or bead-blasted parts.
Price: CHF 70,000 (Hastroid Green Nebula) / CHF 75,000 (Hastroid Green Laser)