Home > Luxury Watches > The HYT H4 Alinghi Will Light The Way

The HYT H4 Alinghi Will Light The Way

By Victor Baker


Published on

HYT H4 Alinghi

With only 25 lucky fans that will be able to enjoy it, the HYT H4 Alinghi is a lovely timepiece equipped with a light source, right under the rider at 6 o’clock. HYT has hidden two LEDs there which should, in theory, flood the entire dial with white light in a wonderful way.

Come nightfall, the red fluid will make things even more interesting, bringing this skeleton architecture to life. The most interesting part is that the source of energy for the LEDs is purely mechanical. The invisible regenerator has been nestled between 4 and 5 o’clock, and can be activated by the push-piece located opposite on the case middle.

To put into simpler words: it’s like when you were a kid, and had to pedal to get that small light bulb to light your way. This cool illumination is only possible for five seconds, after which the mechanism must be reinitialized.

HYT H4 Alinghi

We should really give the watchmakers from HYT some credit, as the extreme miniaturization, the curved shape, and the fact that this is actually a first for the company, must have been one incredible effort. The H4 Alinghi will feature a carbon case, red liquid, white light, the team’s logo on the seconds disc and a strap made from sail canvas.

Before the H4 Alinghi, lighting up a dial was only possible with a battery, but it’s incredibly refreshing to see companies and designers head on different paths. Not sure on price-tag though, but that’s irrelevant, right?

HYT H4 Alinghi

Avatar photo
About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

Leave a Comment