HAUTLENCE HLQ COLLECTION

Inspired by the architecture of shapes, the HLQ line demonstrates in form and mechanical function the extent to which HAUTLENCE’s avant-garde creativity is constantly brought into play.

In spite of all its differences, the round HLQ, born of the desire to fulfill the aspirations of the greater part of the watchmaking clientele remains the natural extension of the HL and HLs collections. Thus, using the time-display principle adopted for its first calibre, the HL movement has been rebuilt with the date in the form of a calendar disc peripheral to the jumping hour and retrograding minute assembly.

By offering a second movement that has been developed and manufactured independently as part of its collection, the young Manufacture is revealing to skeptics the extent of its intention to transcend time.

In order to preserve the ties of paternity between the elder of the hand-wound calibres and the new movement, HAUTLENCE’s team of developers worked in unison and arrived at the following conclusion: that the new heart of the HLQ should retain the same visual associations yet avoid seeking to reuse the same kinematics for reading the time.

Hence, the round calibre with manual winding uses – in this configuration integrating a calendar disc – a sectoral gear coupled with a calibrated, micrometric toothed pinion that is directly engaged with the minute-hand axis. With this arrangement, the use of space is optimised and the sector devoted to reading the minutes, increased.

The jumping hour and retrograding minutes are still commanded by the ingenious patented HL mechanism, which combines the slide-bar’s translation, driven by the retraction of the snail’s feelerspindle, with a gold inertia-block that acts as an inertia wheel providing the energy required to make the disc jump.

Finally, to simplify date setting, the in-house designers have included an instantaneous corrector cleverly positioned and accessible at 12 o’clock between the horns.

By playing on the repetition of circles right down to the arched sections reserved for reading the minutes, the round HLQ remodels its dial with the cerebral pleasure of knowing that its geometry is making an allusion to the repetitive nature of infinity.

The 44 mm case has been redefined based on the DNA of the HL, retaining the latter’s pure and minimalist lines. The cylindrical form of the case, designed to optimise the opening, orientated the design towards ideas of destructured construction; thus, the four horns are screwed to the outside of the caseband, thereby optimising the adjustment of the pivoting strap to ft the wearer’s wrist as snugly as possible.

Technical details

Movement
Dedicated Calibre HAUTLENCE HLQ
Jumping date, Jumping hour, retrograde minute and running second.
Manual winding mechanical movement
Power reserve 40h.
Oscillation: 21600 BPH.
24 Jewels
Back decoration:-
– Fine brushed galvanic treatment black Gold
– Manually angled bridges
– Identification and numbering plate on the back
– Black Varnish in the engraving

Case
Diameter: 43.8mm / thick: 10.65mm.
Water resistant to 30 meters (3ATM)
Sapphire crystal with angled edges, multi layer anti reflect
Screwed sapphire case back with stamps and the official engraving
Polished crown with HAUTLENCE logo

Strap
Black hand-sewn genuine Louisiana alligator strap with square scales.
Adjustable pin bar to fit on the case and horns; can be changed by customer.
Ardillon Buckle.

Models

HAUTLENCE HLQ01
Black opaline watch dial with hand applied “HAUTLENCE” lettering
Intermediate dial with laser cutting minute figures
18K massive white gold case
Ardillon Buckle in white gold

HAUTLENCE HLQ02
Honeycomb stitch watch dial with hand applied “HAUTLENCE” lettering.
Intermediate dial with laser cutting minute figures
18K massive white gold case, crown, horns 18K & Titanium
18K white gold Ardillon Buckle/ palladium plate

HAUTLENCE HLQ03
Skeleton dial hours, minutes, seconds sun effect brushed, pink gold 4N
Base Dial honey comb, polished galvanic black
Case: titanium black PVD and pink gold 4N 18K. (bezel, lugs, crown)
Buckle: pin buckle, black PVD titanium base, and pink gold 18K plate

HAUTLENCE HLQ04
Skeleton dial hours, minutes, seconds sun effect brushed, black gold
Base Dial honey comb, polished galvanic black
Case: Titanium basis with black PVD and black hard treatment on steel (bezel, lugs, crown)
Buckle: pin buckle, black PVD titanium

HAUTLENCE HLQ05
White opaline watch dial with hand applied “HAUTLENCE” lettering
Intermediate dial with laser cutting minute figures
18K massive 4N pink gold case, on the lugs, bezel, crown, G2 titanium basis of case
Ardillon Buckle in titanium and pink gold

HAUTLENCE HLQ06
Chocolate Brown watch dial with hand applied “HAUTLENCE” lettering
Intermediate dial with laser cutting minute figures
18K massive 4N rose gold case
Ardillon Buckle in rose gold

HAUTLENCE HLQ07
White opaline watch dial with hand applied “HAUTLENCE” lettering
Intermediate dial with laser cutting minute figures
Titanium G2 case
Ardillon Buckle in titanium G2

HAUTLENCE HLQ08
Black opaline watch dial with hand applied “HAUTLENCE” lettering
Intermediate dial with laser cutting minute figures
Titanium G2 case
Ardillon Buckle in titanium G2

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