HYT will reveal its first pocket watch at SIHH next week.
Just eight pieces of the Skull Pocket are being made, and will use the same light source module that the company developed for its Metropolis to make the skull design glow.
“With the Skull Pocket, HYT is restating its desire to invent the watches of tomorrow, using the knowledge of the past and the science of today. The pocket watch, one of the most noble legacies of traditional watchmaking, has become a new playground and means of expression for HYT. It exudes an “art de vivre” which is both contemporary and unconventional, embodied by this rare, interactive piece,” the company says.
The Skull Pocket incorporates two LEDs powered by a micro-generator that converts mechanical power into electricity.
A barrel spring is loaded when the dedicated push-button crown at 4:30 is turned.
Pressing this push-button crown then releases the spring and turns the micro-generator at very high speeds, creating the electricity needed to activate the two LEDs. This bathes the Skull Pocket in a soft blue light for around five seconds, and gives the green liquid its fluorescent glow.
No batteries or electronics are required for the function as the process is completely mechanical.
The assembly sits within a 59mm case which was specially created for the Skull Pocket, made from titanium and black DLC titanium.