Hysek Watches and the Kalysta Snowflake timepiece.
Hysek Watches is a highly respected Swiss watchmaker that traces its roots all the way back to 1997. The brand is slowly but surely gaining a foothold in the highly competitive Swiss watchmaking business, and its latest creation, the Kalysta Snowflake will surely aid in this endeavor. Mind you, the Kalysta line of watches for women has been around for a little while now, but the Snowflake edition represents a bejeweled, luxurious alternative for women who expect nothing but the best when it comes to Swiss wristwatches.
What makes the Kalysta Snowflake stand out?
From an aesthetic point of view, Hysek Watches used a variety of advanced techniques in order to give these luxurious timepieces a textured look. For example, the company’s artisans used star settings, which means that the precious stones adorning the watch are held in place by small grains of soldered metal. Moreover, we also observed bezel settings, which rely on a metal ring that supports the stone from below.
Apart from these advanced techniques, Hysek’s experts also went for a delicate and luxurious design involving a snowflake pattern that sits nicely on top of the mother-of-pearl dial. The timepiece is adorned with a variety of precious stones, including marquise and round cut diamonds, all of which rest beautifully in concentric circles. In these circles, the larger stones sit at the center, while the smaller ones go outwards toward the edges. It’s a very complex yet clean look that definitely draws the eye. Hats off to Hysek for this unique approach to watchmaking design.
The titanium case measures in at 39mm in diameter and 11mm in thickness. The back is protected by a sapphire crystal, which contributes to the piece’s water resistance rating of 30m or 98 feet.
What about the technical side?
The Kalysta Snowflake by Hysek Watches is animated by an HW61 manufacture caliber. This is an automatic movement with a power reserve of 39 hours, which is definitely decent for such a decadent watch. The crown is obviously a focal point, as it was designed to resemble the Moon. It also boasts a double diamond, which is a sublime adornment.
So how does the Kalysta Snowflake tell the time? Well, this is where things get a little complicated. It’s easier once you actually see the watch in action, but we’ll try to describe the process as best as we can. The watch shows off the hours using a window located at 12 o’clock. As for the minutes, they are indicated by a marquise stone that travels around the bezel.
This is one of the most eye-pleasing ways to tell the time that we’ve seen in a long while. It’s not overly-complicated, but not too traditional either. It basically encourages the wearer to admire that gorgeous marquise stone every time she wants to find out the time.
Kalysta Snowflake pricing and availability.
Limited to just 32 units, the Kalysta Snowflake watch for women by Hysek, is available in four different versions. These include titanium and rose gold variants, each featuring sapphire-and-diamond settings or just simple diamonds. When it comes to pricing, the Rose Gold Kalysta Exotic Tale would set you back $66,727, at least according to the official Hysek website. The titanium variants will be cheaper, of course.