The annual Baselworld watch fair, which opens to the public Thursday, is all about innovation and craftsmanship. Attracting more than 100,000 visitors from all over the world, it's a chance to see the latest technological advancements and fine design in horology.
Last year, boutique brand HYT launched the prizewinning H1, the first mechanical watch to use liquid to indicate the time. Its successor is the H2 pictured here, which also exposes its innards for all to see. The unusual bellows, arranged in a V shape, push a liquid through an external ring to indicate the hour; a minute hand jumps from position to position, and there's also a fluid temperature gauge.
The H2 is limited to 50 pieces, each around 90,000 Swiss francs ($95,150).
April 24, 2013 1:46 PM PDT
Photo by: HYT
| Caption by: Tim Hornyak
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