1 June 2016
As one chapter comes to an end, another begins: a final Jubilee model marks the close of Hysek's tenth anniversary celebrations for its landmark chronograph, the Abyss. The sportier, more contemporary timepiece also heralds the start of the iconic model's second decade.
Hysek is unveiling a dazzling display at Baselworld: a brand new version of the manufacture's iconic chronograph, the Abyss – a fitting end to the timepiece's tenth anniversary celebrations.
Since it first came out in 2005, the Abyss has become a benchmark for new-generation luxury sports watches. With its imposing design, handy complications, high-octane styling and sturdy case, the Abyss soon established itself as one of the fully-independent manufacture's core timepieces.
“For Hysek, the past ten years have been a fantastic adventure, characterised by a number of exceptional new timepieces – firmly rooted in Fine Watchmaking and at the same time embodying Hysek's inimitable flair for the unique,” says Akram ALJORD, Hysek's CEO.
The Abyss features all the Hysek hallmarks, including the brand's distinctive 1, 5, 7 and 11 hour markers. The new Abyss is also a testimony to the exclusive care lavished on each and every detail: applique hour markers, two shades of both blue and orange to ensure optimum readability, and a total of three dial finishes (brushed, sandblasted or snailed) to make the chronograph information easier to read. And to make sure they stand out from the dial, the counters are discretely enhanced with a diamond-cut bevelled edge.
As is now the custom for Hysek, the bezel is made from dark blue sapphire crystal, securely fixed to the case with a set of six tri-point screws – these too have now become part of Hysek's style signature. A thin blue line runs round the outer edge of the minute track, discreetly echoing the dark blue finish.
To emphasise the sports vocation of the piece, the new Abyss is made wholly from titanium, making it very light on the wrist – and thus providing the wearer with greater freedom of movement.
Meanwhile, to highlight its smart-casual spirit, the timepiece features a brand new strap, available only on this model, in orange Barenia calf leather with two printed blue bands.
True to its technical origins, the new Abyss chronograph is powered by a Swiss Made automatic movement, beating at 28'800 vibrations per hour and boasting a 42-hour power reserve. It is housed in a 44 mm case with swivel lugs – a Hysek development that allows the Abyss to sit comfortably on the wrist.
“The Abyss is the combination of a holistic design approach and a relentless quest for quality. With its bold styling, swivel lugs, perfectly integrated strap and combination of explosive colours, the new version sums up Hysek's DNA perfectly,” concludes Hysek's CEO Akram ALJORD.
- Automatic Mechanical
- Hour, minute & second
- Date at 3 o'clock
- 170 components
- 25 jewels
- Autonomy 42h
- Frequency 28'800 VpH
- Size Ø44mm x W14mm
- Round shape
- Sapphire bezel
- Swivel lugs
- Water resistance 30m
- Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
- Hysek fold-over buckle
- Bracelet in leather
- Price under request