Take A Look At The HYT H4 Neo Men’s Watch

HYT Men’s replica is known for its liquid-and-bellows methods of telling the time, and with its recent HYT H0 release being more subtle – if you can call anything the brand produces “subtle” – the HYT H4 Neo Replica comes out as the total opposite: almost the yang to the H0’s yin. Taking some similar cues from the previous H4 Metropolis with a lot more of that Matrix swag, the H4 Neo houses 2 purple LED lights behind the 6 o’clock position.

Take A Look At The HYT H4 Neo Men's Watch
The HYT H4 Neo Best Swiss Replica Watch has two crowns. The crown at 2 o’clock is your standard crown for setting the time. The second crown at 4 o’clock is used to create energy. When the user winds the second crown, a second mainspring is wound, and that power is stored in a micro-generator. When the crown is pushed, that power is distributed to two purple LED lights that illuminate highly luminescent “nano-particles” throughout the transparent dial. While the hour indicators on the bezel, as well as the minute indicators on the dial are already coated with a white Super-LumiNova material, and the fluid hour indicator is luminescent in nature, when the light is activated every nuance and detail of the HYT exclusive caliber are illuminated and accentuated without hindering legibility. In fact, it enhances it.

Take A Look At The HYT H4 Neo Men's Watch
Mechanically generating power outside of the mainspring isn’t a new concept. It’s interesting to note that minute repeaters often utilize very similar mechanics to power the mechanism that allows the wearer to determine the time in the dark. Is it fair to compare this to a minute repeater? Probably not. But the endgame is the same. Telling the time in the dark is that much easier, and doesn’t require a battery.

Take A Look At The HYT H4 Neo Men's Watch
Measuring in at a whopping 51mm width by 18mm height, this replica watch is massive. Unlike HYT’s latest H0 collection, the 6 o’clock protrusion is back, along with a bezel bringing back the quintessential DNA that’s typical throughout the HYT collections. It’s hard not to notice the similarities between this replica watch and 2015’s HYT H4 Metropolis (hands-on linked to above), as the two are virtually siblings with the H4 Neo bringing out even more futuristic vibes – particularly with the Matrix-esque hour numerals. Both replica watches seem to channel the original energy of the H1 from 2012.

The charcoal grey, DLC-coated titanium case fits HYT’s standard black and green color theme, with the purple light giving an added dimension to the replica watch that isn’t always apparent in previous designs. The HYT exclusive caliber utilizes its standard micro-liquid technology. At a high level, the mechanical movement utilizes a bellow with a colored liquid, and a bellow with a clear liquid located at the bottom of the movement. As one compresses over time, one depresses, and the liquid moves slowly inside of the glass tube, thus displaying the time along the outer edge of the dial. Skeletonized for the H4 and visible through the transparent dial, the movement fits the overall theme of the replica watch.

The HYT H4 Neo is fitted with a fire-resistant, water-resistant, hypo-allergenic, and reinforced fabric strap. Featuring a curved sapphire crystal and screw-down sapphire case-back (pictures will be posted when we get them), the replica watch is water resistant up to 50m. Even with the second charging spring, the replica watch features a generous 65-hour power reserve.

Presenting The New Dark Side With The Hyt Skull Bad Boy 51mm Replica Watch

HYT replica watches may have just unveiled my favorite version yet of its popular Skull replica watch, the HYT Skull Bad Boy. Dressed all in black – literally head to toe – the HYT Skull Bad Boy even features a new black liquid for the time zone indication, quite a deviation from the bright colors we are used to seeing. The replica watch is not due to be officially launched until next month at Baselworld but fortunately we can give you a quick sneak preview now.

Presenting The New Dark Side With The Hyt Skull Bad Boy 51mm Replica Watch

At first glance the HYT Skull Bad Boy doesn’t look that dramatically different from the other 3 member of the HYT Skull family, other than the obvious color scheme variations of course. As with any HYT best replica watch that debuts a new colored liquid though, the story is always more complicated than you expect and invariably starts in a chemist’s lab as opposed to a replica watchmaker’s bench.

The HYT Skull Bad Boy Replica is of course no exception. The rather innocuous looking black liquid that traverses a time-indicating course around the skull in the centre of the dial actually took over 12 months to develop. Like the other 4 colors developed by HYT this new black liquid has its own chemical properties, all of which impact on things like viscosity, expansion coefficient and UV resistance. In HYT’s case these things are particularly important to creating a liquid that will reliably behave in the way they want – namely going up and down a tube in a fixed pattern without sticking to the walls.

Presenting The New Dark Side With The Hyt Skull Bad Boy 51mm Replica Watch

As cool as the black liquid looks though there is one obvious drawback – it’s impossible to read in the dark. HYT replica watches have been criticised in the past for its pieces not always being the most legible, especially in low light situations, however the brand recently overcame that challenge by developing some pretty clever illumination technology. For the HYT Skull Bad Boy however the choice not to make it legible in the dark was apparently intentional.

“It was a deliberate decision“, explains Vincent Perriard, CEO of HYT. “There were other solutions which would have made the piece visible at night. But if we wanted to play with the darkness inherent to the Skull Bad Boy, we had to go all the way. Night is part of the world of shadows and darkness. Perfectly in tune with the spirit of the skull“.

To be honest I am not sure how people are going to react to that although to be fair lack of legibility at night may not be potential customers main concern. Rather, it might be size. To put it bluntly the HYT Skull Bad Boy is huge, its matte black case made from fully microblasted DLC titanium measuring an eye-watering 51 mm in diameter. On the other hand, who wants to wear a statement piece that doesn’t make a statement on the wrist?

Regardless of the size though my absolute favorite feature of this replica watch has to be the skull, which has been designed to look like its hewn from Damascus steel – a metal more commonly used for knives and Samurai swords. A foundry in the Neuchâtel region created the raw material: multiple layers of steel and carbon are folded in on themselves a total of 256 times before being cast in batches of five skulls at a time, no two of which will ever be identical.

Functionally the HYT Skull Bad Boy operates in pretty much the exactly same manner as its elder siblings. The power reserve indicator still sits in the right eye socket, which gets darker as the piece reaches the end of its 65-hour power reserve, whilst the left eye socket houses the seconds disc. Completing the look is a buffed alligator strap with smatterings of slate grey and, rather unusually, a velcro clasp. Apparently this is so you can fasten it over a motorcycle jacket.