The original concept for HYT’s idea of watches in which time is indicated by two imiscible liquids driven by two bellows was devised by Lucien Vouillamoz in about 2002. A few years later, he was working with Patrick Berdoz and Emmanuel Savioz on the areas of patents and finance, and the first prototype was built in about 2009. A meeting with Vincent Perriard in 2010 enabled the project to become operational; consultancy on the movement was provided by Jean-François Mojon at Chronode; design was masterminded by Sébastien Perret’s company Etude de Style. H1 was presented at Baselworld in 2012, H2 the following year, with movement design by APRP, Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi.
HYT manufactured and sold 450 watches in 2014. The brand currently has over 50 points of sale worldwide, with plans to increase this figure to 70+ in 2015. They launched over 10 new models in 2015, and introduced their H2 Tradition in early 2016.
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Vincent Perriard, CEO
Patrick Berdoz, Lucien Vouillamoz, Emmanuel Savioz, Vincent Perriard, founders