Here we have yet another amazing timepiece from a relatively young watchmaker, HYT. It took over 12 months to develop the new Skull Bad Boy Watch because like all of HYT’s colors, the new timepiece has its own chemical properties.
HYT Skull Bad Boy boasts an opaque black beauty and comes with a new liquid which surrounds the mechanism.
Like the four other colors developed by HYT, the black version poses some unique attributes which consider its viscosity, expansion coefficient and UV resistance. It was needed to go back to scratch in order to create this fluid capable to adapt to the constraints of an HYT movement, which does not stick to the wall of the capillary, can hold a meniscus and does not interact on a molecular level with the other elements it comes into contact with.
To match perfectly with the new back liquid, HYT created a menacing skull with the distinctive appearance of Damascus steel. This type of steel is used for knives and Samurai swords. A foundry in the Neuchâtel region made the raw material: multiple layers of steel and carbon are folded in on themselves a total of 256 times. This material is cast in batches of five skulls, so there is no chance that two of the skulls will ever be identical.
All the functions of the original Skull model have been preserved. As you can see on the image above, the power reserve indicator is placed in the right eye socket which gets darker as the piece reaches the end of its 65-hour power reserve. The left eye socket houses the seconds disc.
The dial of the Skull Bad Boy timepiece incorporates two half-moons encrusted with the Clous de Paris stud pattern. The indexes are created in a Gothic font, thus enhancing the watch’s hard rock look.
The watch is housed in a matte black DLC titanium case with micro-blasted finish which measures 51mm in diameter and 17.9mm in thickness. The case incorporates a rubber coated screw-down crown and it is protected with the convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coatings on the dial side. From the rear, a screw-down sapphire case back displays the inner beauty of the watch. The water resistance of the case is assured down to 50 meters (approximately 165 feet).
HYT Skull Bad Boy is powered with the exclusive HYT mechanical movement with the manual winding that features hand-beveled bridges, rhodium-plated bellows and is adorned with Côtes de Genève. The 35 jewels mechanism oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz).
The new HYT Skull Bad Boy comes with a brand new buffed alligator leather strap with the hints of slate gray, ending with the velcro clasp. The watch is issued in the limited series of only 50 pieces. The retail price is yet to be confirmed.