HW34 Furtif

HW34 Furtif


- Hysek calibre HW34
- Manual wind
- Hours and minutes indicator
- « Charcoaled » mainplate
- Hand-finished bevelling bridges
- Vertical and circular satin finish on the bridges
- 172 components, including 24 jewels
- Minimum power reserve : 45 hours
- Frequency: 28,800 Vibrations per hour (4 Hz)

We are probably one of the last remaining fully-independent manufactures to be developing and assembling ‘shaped’ calibers, as they are known. Now almost wholly extinct, these calibers are designed to mirror the shape of the case they are housed in. For the new Furtif 44 mm Squelette, the movement is a perfect square

Connoisseurs will also spot other features that have helped forge the brand’s identity. These include the layout of the 1, 5, 7, and 11 hour markers, serving once again as cardinal points around which the HW34 caliber has been arranged. At 1 o’clock, there is the seconds wheel. At 5 o’clock sits the barrel, providing a 45-hour power reserve. Its bridges, suspended in mid-air, stretch all the way to 7 o’clock. And last but by no means least, the escapement is located at 11 o’clock, beating at a rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour.

The design of each wheel required for this exceptional movement to operate features three double spokes, providing perfect technical and aesthetic balance – as well as being a recurring style signature for Hysek.



In addition, for this specific model, each bridge of the HW34 movement has been individually designed to add a greater sense of depth to the watch. No fewer than five bridges have been individually crafted: the balance wheel, seconds hand, barrel, centre wheel, and intermediate wheel bridges. The geometry of each is unique, designed specifically with its function and position in mind.