Not so in the H1 Sand Barth by HYT, the latest version of their hydo-horological movement. In this piece that evokes a tropical beach – lovely thought in the northern hemisphere at this chilly time of year – the case in transparent polyepoxyde contains a sprinkle of sand from the Anse du Gouverneur beach at St. Barthélemy. Apart from this, the piece retains its classic steampunk appeal, with blue fluid indicating the hours in a retrograde system powered by the two bellows in view on the front of the piece, minutes on the subdial at the top, a seconds wheel at 9.30, and a power reserve indicator at 2.30, displaying the 65-hour reserve. The strap is white rubber or black rubberized alligator with blue stitching. Price: about €54,100 (CHF 65,000). Happy holidays in the sun!
Below, the version with black rubberized alligator strap: