HYT | H1 ALINGHI, REFERENCE 148-TC-09-NF-RC, A LIMITED EDITION TITANIUM AND FORGED CARBON SEMI-SKELETONISED WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE FLUID HOURS AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION, CIRCA 2016 | "H1 Alinghi 型號148-TC-09-NF-RC 限量版鈦金屬及鍛碳半鏤空腕錶，備逆跳液體小時及動力儲備顯示，錶殼編號481619及19/20，約2016年製"
H1 ALINGHI, REFERENCE 148-TC-09-NF-RC
A LIMITED EDITION TITANIUM AND FORGED CARBON SEMI-SKELETONISED WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE FLUID HOURS AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION, CIRCA 2016
H1 Alinghi 型號148-TC-09-NF-RC
Calibre: mechanical, 35 jewels
Case: titanium and forged carbon, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws
Case number: 481'619, limited edition 19/20
Closure: grey HYT nylon strap and titanium folding clasp
Size: 48.8 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: HYT International Warranty Certificate, instruction manual and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The watch is in like new condition.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Firmly believing in the unrestricted fluidity of time, HYT combines science, philosophy and art designs into their futuristic wristwatches. Inspired by water clocks invented 3400 years ago, the present H1 Alinghi incorporates the use of a coloured liquid indication to tell time. Inside the time display capillary contains two liquids, one coloured and one uncoloured, separated by the repulsion force between the molecules of the two fluids. As time passes the coloured liquid advances as well, using the separation point to indicate the time. Such ingenious mechanism is controlled by the hydro-mechanical bellows at six o’clock, which compresses the liquid within the capillaries, actualizing the fluid passage of time.