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This is the new HYT H2 --- HYT is the brand that features the unique hydro-mechanical movements. Last year the award winning H1 took the collecting world by storm. This year the H2, still featuring the huge 48mm case,  but now with a new layout with the balance spring sitting in the dial side near the 12 position and the fluid cylinders in a V position unlike the H1 that had them in parallel. Designed in collaboration with the horological genius Mr Papi at Audemars Piguet, HYT is making developments on the fluid hour concept. 

Variations on this model is expected such as red instead of luminous green fluid for models with red toned cases. Several polymer cases are already being made to meet the demand for funkier and brighter designs for some markets such in South America. 

While the 48mm case is huge, those who are horologically inclined would find the details and mechanical design to be quite unique and different from others in the market today. While the dial is a complex myriad of gears and levers, the back of the watch reflected a sense of symmetry and reminds me of a well finished car engine with two pistons in a V position and a pair of overlaid gears. Clean and nicely finished with 8 day power reserve.

According to Mr Vincent Perriard, CEO of HYT, while this watch has none of the renowned complications, the design of fluid hours will in the near future be featuring complications such as GMT and even a unique date function. The brand is young but seems to be in good and experienced hands of Mr Perriard who is familiar to many in the industry. 


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Smartwatches are now coming to a store near you. Apple has yet to show its hand but there are already several models in the market to meet the demands of those who use Andrioid phones to pair with. Are Smartwatches worth being considered today? CNET reports that in some cases they are just eye candy but in most of these new models, they suffer from the same issues as smartphones - poor battery performance. Will the smartphone become the new tech gadget of 2013 or even 2014? I believe there is serious potential - if they are able to work seemlessly (and effectively) with useful apps together with the mobile smartphones today and has real long life battery capacity. So far there is nothing offered today that would make me seriously consider replacing my analog Swiss luxury timepieces. Just yet.

CNET REVIEW of SmartWatches 2013


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