Kuala Lumpur, February 5, 2016
HYT, a revolutionary brand in the world of horology, launched their first stand-alone boutique in the world at YTL’s Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur.
Known as the premium watch retail space in Asia, Starhill Gallery contains an entire floor dedicated to unique timepiece brands.
Speaking at the launch, HYT CEO Vincent Perriard said, “We had this idea of combining liquids and mechanics and it was a crazy idea as liquid is not supposed to be seen in a watch or in a mechanical movement. For 500 years we have been trying to avoid the appearance of liquid in a watch, but in 2012, we designed the first watch which combines liquids and mechanics. It’s a completely crazy idea!”
Beginning in 2012 with just 3 people, HYT has grown to 45 people today, continuously tackling new innovative projects. With more than 50 points of sale worldwide, HYT’s presence in Malaysia will cater to the growing demands coming from collectors in South East Asia.
Officiating the launch, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Corporation said, “Not only are we witnessing the opening of a new boutique in Starhill Gallery, but this is HYT’s first eponymous boutique in the world!
“Extreme alchemists, HYT’s Hydro-Mechanical Watchmakers have turned utopia into reality – mixing mechanics and liquid within a wristwatch. This independent Swiss luxury brand has drawn upon the strictest codes in fine watchmaking – and felt entirely free to shatter them!
“Never since the water clocks of the pharaohs, have the laws of gravity been overcome to transpose this energy in a portable watch. HYT has done it!