The timepiece H2 Aviator, based on the iconic H2 launched in 2013, easily distinguishable by its ‘V’ shaped positioned bellowsis the first time HYT creates a timepiece destined for aviation lovers. Each step of its concept is designed to satisfy aeronautical codes. "The H2 Aviator is a well thought out design conceived to go the distance over years, to evolve, follow and even anticipate horological trends and to think that our creations are all of this quality, gives me enormous satisfaction." says HYT CEO Vincent Perriard.
The H2’s new aviatic garb underlines the piece’s legibility, a defining element for all flight instruments. The path and the colour of the minute hand has been redrawn with its quarter hour indexes enlarged and in red. The central hand underwent the same treatment! Magnified and tipped by a red arrow, a first for HYT. The crown position indicator (H-N-R) located at 3pm is visible via a window that displays the selected function. To ensure all components shine with maximum visibility they are placed on a DLC treated movement with a satin finish and polished angles. The contrast with the neighbouring chrome is optimal, the reading of the time simple and intuitive.
Like all fighter planes the cockpit is functional and extremely visible in this sleek casing. HYT gave priority to a case measuring 48.8 millimetres, entirely coated in DLC including the hour indexes that are treated with grey anthracite Super-LumiNova. Consistent with aeronautical codes, the hour is read by a yellow liquid.
HYT’s latest innovation is a new strap covered in Kevlar, a synthetic fibre with high tensile strength and temperate resistance. The H2 Aviator is a limited edition of 40 pieces which will be available in October 2015.