The ultimate luxury is about going Super; supercars, superbikes…do I hear super-watches? If so, then who make them and how do they look? Here, we won’t bring the question of everything being relative; from my viewpoint and purchase power, I will call the Citizen Promaster Skyhawk EcoDrive Titanium world-time a super-watch; but those with a fascination for Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Aston Martins and Bugattis wondered if they could fit engine oils and pistons to the movements. Supercars (and bikes) alike, they’re largely handmade and highly technical and define innovativeness pushing the frontiers farther.

The thing is, if to be a superwatch, you need to be precise as a Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive despite your complicacies and cool, beautiful, innovative, desirable and admirable mechanisms. HYT watches have gone the closest in that and all their small, technical micro-wonders in metal is all about Christoph Claret’s idea of indicating time with moving magnets and liquids, things that will keep rust out.

The significant differences are its similarities to supercars and nothing could be more striking than the thrusting pistons. No, not at the cost of the main spring barrel; it’s just a tube with liquid inside replacing the hands. There’s a cam pushing two pistons, activating two bellows (made from strong and flexible, electro-deposit alloy and compressing alternately) to run the waterproof circuit, specially designed for the hydro system to indicate the hours. The liquid comes through a tube that connects to two reservoirs and move around in the tube with the help of the bellows.

Here’s the catch. The bellows must exhibit a tolerance of only a few nanometers and the reservoirs must fill perfectly and precisely. This makes the performance fantastically impressive.

Indicating time mechanically the complex and perfect way is all a superwatch is about. It’s the engine that matters; it’s exotic, not run-of-the-mill.