Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 1:34 pm
Headed by the father and son team of Jorg Hysek Sr., Jorg Hysek Jr., and designer Fabrice Gonet, watchmaker HD3 set out to create a timepiece perfectly aligning the two worlds of mechanical complexity and futuristic styling. They succeed with the HD3 SLYDE.
Drawing inspiration from smartphones, where functions can be switched with a simple slide of the finger, HD3 developed a touchscreen digital dial face with a multitude of time-related operations such as chronograph, moon phase, timer, calendar, time zone, etc… While it is quite similar to many of its digital counterparts, all of its technical features were created by HD3. Encased in a titanium shell with a domed sapphire crystal screen, the SLYDE siphons power from a 3.8V lithium polymer, rechargeable via a USB connector. Water resistant up to 30 meters, the high-tech, high-end timepiece is currently available for pre-order at RESTIR for $9,360 US.