Tuesday, May 3, 2016

HYT Unveils Limited Edition H2 Alinghi

H2 Alinghi

For the second year of their partnership, HYT and Alinghi hoist their sails even higher with the H2 Alinghi, which follows in the wake of the H4 Alinghi. “It’s a very successful twosome – just like the Alinghi team, twice winner of the America’s Cup,” says Vincent Perriard, member of the board & co-founder of HYT.

For the first time in its history, HYT has built an H2 with a fully untreated titanium case. This is also the very first H2 to feature the new black liquid, unveiled at the beginning of the year. The H2’s caliber has been suitably adapted: for the first time, it’s been crafted in two-tone black and grey; above it glides a brand new central minutes hand, drawing inspiration from marine-style hands.

Alinghi logo on the bezel.

The new interplay between grey and black gives the watch an appearance that’s both technical and elegant, further highlighted by the bezel rider tab, which in another first, sports a rounded shape to accommodate the Alinghi logo. 

Lastly, the hour flange has also been redesigned with a twin satin/glass blasted effect, making the hour markers stand out both more clearly and more gently. The piece is mounted on a new ultra-resistant technical strap in matching shades.

Maintaining its original diameter of 48.8mm, the timepiece will be produced in a limited edition of just 25. 

H2 Alinghi
Technical Specifications

Reference: 248-TT-02-NF-BN
Limited Edition: 25 pieces

Case: Titanium with polished, micro blasted and satin finishes
- Diameter: 48.8 mm
- Height: 17.9 mm
- Screw-down dynamometric crown sheathed in black rubber
- Titanium protected crown
- Titanium case middle
- Titanium dome at 6 o’clock; Alinghi’s logo engraved in red varnish, “Alinghi” engraved in black varnish
- Domed sapphire crystal (box) with anti-reflection coating on the inside
- Screwed sapphire back
- Water-resistant to 50 metres.

Functions: Retrograde black fluidic hours; Minutes with a "d├ęphaseur angulaire" (jumping hand) at 30 minutes; Crown position indicator (H-N-R); Thermal indicator.

Movement: Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive HYT calibre
- 21,600 vph, 3 Hz, 28 jewels
- Black titanium DLC bridges and rhodium-plated bottom plate
- 192-hour (8-day) power reserve.

Dial: unstructured, fluidic hours
- Aluminum hour dial; black numerals
- Sapphire minute dial, black galvanic minute hand.

Strap: dark charcoal grey fabric with a black stitching, titanium deployant buckle.

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