Independent Swiss watchmaker HYT lights up its tenth anniversary with an extra-brilliant version of its Moon Runner, a 48mm moonphase watch with the watchmaker’s trademark fluidic hour display.
The new watch, called Moon Runner White Neon, is a limited edition of ten. HYT has generously outfitted the already unusual watch (the original titanium-cased version debuted earlier this year) with the latest generation of SuperLuminova as developed by the Swiss laboratory RC Tritec.
The material is actually part of the dial. The representation of the Moon, the numerals, the minute hand and the inscriptions on the indicator discs are pure SuperLuminova Tec Light, and not simply coated with the material.
HYT then adds effects to the light show. Look for an intense bluish luminosity with longer emissions over time on this dial, notably with the honeycomb grid and along the part of the middle of the hydrocarbon case.
The Moon Runner White Neon retains HYT’s fluid approach to displaying time, showing the hour via the retrograde fluid in a capillary tube, alongside the central minute hand and unusual titanium date and month discs. The moon itself is a massive 3D orb in the center of the dial.
Famed watchmaker Eric Coudray designed the movement with the assistance of Paul Clementi, a Prix Gaïa winner. They have endowed the caliber with elegant satin finish or laser-treated or bead-blasted parts.
Price: CHF 130,000