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HAUTLENCE Avant-Garde Retrograde

Neuchâtel based luxury Swiss watch brand HAUTLENCE introduces an ultra-contemporary new collection: AVANT-GARDE, a sleek, powerful collection born of alchemy of contemporary universes, largely taking its inspiration from the curves and aesthetic codes of avant garde design.

Created in HAUTLENCE’s Atelier d’horlogerie contemporaine, the first 3 models of this new collection offer an innovative, and seemingly weightless, approach to time display. The two multilayered dials create an exquisite play of depth and transparency to reveal the architectural balance of the piece.

The watch has a unique transparent sapphire dial: the dial’s upper face features a transfer logo, as well as luminescent minutes and indexes; its lower face includes a semi-opaque area and a metal coating made from highly polished rhodium or rose gold. Underneath, a base dial in silvered opaline or emblematic honeycomb further enhances the feeling of weightlessness. Luminescent numerals and indexes guarantee easy readability and reinforce the 3D effect of the jumping hours, retrograde minutes and subsidiary seconds.

A sleek, curved ergonomic case which combines steel and titanium – covered by black DLC on some models – imparts strength and lightness to this new line which incorporates all of the brand’s characteristic elements: HAUTLENCE in-house manual winding mechanical movement. Jumping hours and retrograde minutes using HAUTLENCE’s connecting rods system. Hand-drawn strokes and hand angled finish.

Through the AVANT-GARDE collection, the brand launches ready-to-wear timepieces, HAUTLENCE is aiming to consolidate its future and enhance its creative offering.

The three models from the AVANT-GARDE collection are (1) AVANT-GARDE – HLRS 01 – Rose gold (Titanium and steel case, bezel and bumpers covered by black DLC, 18-carat 4N rose gold crown and screws, silvered opaline base dial. Black caoutchouc strap, folding buckle); (2) AVANT-GARDE – HLRS 02 – Blue (Titanium and steel case, polished steel bezel, silvered opaline base dial. Black caoutchouc strap, folding buckle) and (3)AVANT-GARDE – HLRS 03 – Orange Honeycomb (Titanium and steel case, bezel and bumpers covered by black DLC, honeycomb base dial. Black caoutchouc strap, folding buckle). Retail price ranges from CHF 30’000 to CHF 32’000.-

Model 1: AVANT-GARDE – Rose gold (HLRS 01)
HAUTLENCE in-house movement. Jumping hour, retrograde minute and seconds. Manual winding mechanical movement.
Display: Jumping hours, retrograde minutes and seconds.

Calibre
Movement description: Jumping hours, retrograde minutes with connecting rods system.
Number of components : 180
Power reserve : 40h
Regulation organ : 21’600 vibrations/hour
Number of jewels : 24
Finishing : Hand “traits tirés” and hand angled bridges

Case
Bezel and Bumpers: Steel covered by black DLC, bezel screw in 18-carat 4N rose gold.
Horns and Back : Titanium grade 2
Finishing : Micromachined
Dimension: Height : 42 mm/ width : 46 mm/ thickness : 12.8 mm
Glass: sapphire crystal, multi layer anti reflecting treatment.
Crown: polished with HAUTLENCE logo: 18-carat 4N rose gold.
Back: 4 screwed sapphire case back with stamps and officials engraving: “HAUTLENCE” and “Horlogerie Suisse”.
Identification plate: AVANT-GARDE.
Water Resistance: 30 meters (3ATM)

Dial
Sapphire dial: Upper sapphire dial face with printed logo, white superluminova minutes and indexes. Lower sapphire dial face with 4N rose gold metallization and semi-opaque black area.
Hour disc in transparent mineral glass with 4N rose gold metalized hours figures and white superluminova.
Minutes hands, laser-cut profile and polished 4N gold with white superluminova arrow.
Silver opaline dial with white figure printed.
Superluminova connecting rods, hand angled and linear fine brushed and 4N gold plated.

Strap
Caoutchouc strap. Interchangeability lugs.
Folding buckle, 18-carat 4N rose gold and titanium

Packaging
Black leather box containing :
– Identification plate
– Special leather travel box
– Watchmakers magnifying glass
– Instruction booklet
– Warranty card (3 years)

Price (Taxes Included)
CHF 32’000.-

Model 2: AVANT-GARDE – Blue (HLRS 02)
HAUTLENCE in-house movement. Jumping hour, retrograde minute and seconds. Manual winding mechanical movement.
Display: Jumping hours, retrograde minutes and seconds.

Calibre
Movement description : Jumping hours, retrograde minutes with connecting rods system.
Number of components : 180
Power reserve : 40h
Regulation organ : 21’600 vibrations/hour
Number of jewels : 24
Finishing : Hand “traits tirés” and hand angled bridges

Case
Bezel and Bumpers: Steel 316c.
Horns and Back : Titanium grade 2
Finishing : Micromachined and polished
Dimension: Height : 42 mm/ width : 46 mm/ thickness : 12.8 mm
Glass: sapphire crystal, multi layer anti reflecting treatment.
Crown: steel with HAUTLENCE Logo
Back: 4 screwed sapphire case back with stamps and officials engraving: “HAUTLENCE” and “Horlogerie Suisse”.
Identification plate: AVANT-GARDE.
Water Resistance: 30 meters (3ATM)

Dial
Sapphire dial: Upper sapphire dial face with printed logo, blue superluminova minutes and indexes. Lower sapphire dial face with shining rhodium metallization and semi-opaque black area.
Hour disc in transparent mineral glass with rhodium metalized hours figures and blue superluminova.
Minutes hands and blue superluminova arrow.
Silver opaline base dial with black figure printed.
Superluminova connecting rods, hand angled and linear fine brushed.

Strap
Caoutchouc strap. Interchangeability lugs.
Folding buckle, titanium.

Packaging
Black leather box containing :
– Identification plate
– Special leather travel box
– Watchmakers magnifying glass
– Instruction booklet
– Warranty card (3 years)

Price (Taxes Included)
CHF 30’000.-

Model 3: AVANT-GARDE – Orange Honey Comb (HLRS 03)
HAUTLENCE in-house movement. Jumping hour, retrograde minute and seconds. Manual winding mechanical movement.
Display: Jumping hours, retrograde minutes and seconds.

Calibre
Movement description : Jumping hours, retrograde minutes with connecting rods system.
Number of components : 180
Power reserve : 40h
Regulation organ : 21’600 vibrations/hour
Number of jewels : 24
Finishing Hand “traits tirés” and hand angled bridges

Case
Bezel and Bumpers: Steel covered by black DLC.
Horns and Back : Titanium grade 2
Finishing : Micromachined
Dimension: Height : 42 mm/ width : 46 mm/ thickness : 12.8 mm
Glass: sapphire crystal, multi layer anti reflecting treatment.
Crown: steel with HAUTLENCE Logo
Back: 4 screwed sapphire case back with stamps and officials engraving: “HAUTLENCE” and “Horlogerie Suisse”.
Identification plate: AVANT-GARDE.
Water Resistance: 30 meters (3ATM)

Dial
Sapphire dial: Upper sapphire dial face with printed logo, orange superluminova minutes and indexes. Lower sapphire dial face with shining rhodium metallization and semi-opaque black area.
Hour disc in transparent mineral glass with rhodium metallized hours figures and orange superluminova.
Minutes hands and orange superluminova arrow.
Honey comb base dial with printed figures.
Superluminova connecting rods, hand angled and linear fine brushed.

Strap
Caoutchouc strap. Interchangeability lugs.
Folding buckle, titanium.

Packaging
Black leather box containing :
– Identification plate
– Special leather travel box
– Watchmakers magnifying glass
– Instruction booklet
-Warranty card (3 years)

Price (Taxes Included)
CHF 30’000.-

 

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