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HAUTLENCE DESTINATION

Neuchatel based Swiss luxury watch maker HAUTLENCE unveils their first line under its recently launched Signature label. Drawing inspiration from the House style codes while reinterpreting them, the new model – DESTINATION addresses cosmopolitan watch lovers by offering a complication that is a first for the brand: a dual time-zone indication.

HAUTLENCE has thus far equipped all its models with in-house developed and assembled calibres under the ATELIER label. While the development of its own movements is an integral part of the brand DNA and will continue to be so, HAUTLENCE has made no secret of its interest in external cooperative endeavours on certain lines. Under the SIGNATURE commercial label, the brand now offers series-produced models driven by externally sourced movements. DESTINATION, presented at Baselworld 2013, is the first line to carry this label.

Picking up the original HAUTLENCE characteristics (architectural DNA, pure lines and a 3D spirit), while asserting its own more accessible style, DESTINATION is equipped for the first time in brand history with a self-winding movement sourced from an external partner, and thus able to offer new functions: the hours and minutes are complemented by a large date and a 12-hour dragging dual time-zone display, revealed by a 24-hour day/night indicator.

The interplay of discs and reading indications through transparency effects is an integral part of the brand spirit; to achieve this, the movement was modified in comparison with its standard execution ¡V a process that involved altering the day/night indication and adapting the hand cylinders.

For this model, HAUTLENCE has opted for a mechanical self-winding Soprod 935I/A10-2 movement. Housed in a titanium case, this calibre adorned with circular Cotes de Geneve is protected by an opaline base dial topped by a sapphire intermediate dial on which the Arabic numerals appear to be floating weightless ¡V a recurrent feature of HAUTLENCE designs. The base dial is composed of several elements, including the large date bridge engraved with the brand name, as well as a central ring bearing the minutes markings. A small opening in the case-back provides a chance to view the regulating organ and the oscillating weight. The back is also engraved with the characteristics of this line: the name DESTINATION, the series number, the time zones of 12 main cities, along with technical specifications and the brand-specific inscriptions HAUTLENCE and Horlogerie Suisse. The hand-sewn, rolled-edge strap is made of square-scale Louisiana alligator leather.

Movement Specifications
Soprod 9351/A10-2
Hour, minute, large date
Dual-time indication
Day/night indicator
Automatic winding system
Power reserve: 42 hours
Regulation organ: 28,800 vibrations/hour
Number of jewels: 25
Finishing: circular Cotes de Geneve

Intended both for brand aficionados and for a more eclectic clientele, DESTINATION is issued in numbered, non-limited series. It comes in three versions, available from autumn 2013 onwards:
– Destination 01: opaline black dial with ¡§Clous de Paris¡¨ hobnail motif, sapphire intermediate dial, steel case with black DLC coating and 18-carat 5N red gold plating
– Destination 02: opaline silver-toned dial, intermediate sapphire dial, grade 5 titanium case
– Destination 03: opaline black and honeycomb-motif dial, sapphire intermediate dial, case with black DLC coating

HAUTLENCE Destination 01

Case
Middle case: Titanium with black DLC coating
Lugs, bezel, crown and screws: 18-carat 5N red gold
Glass: Sapphire crystal, multi-layer anti-reflective treatment
Back: Fine-brushed grade 5 titanium. 6 screws, engraved with the inscriptions “HAUTLENCE”, “Horlogerie Suisse” and “Destination 01”, time-zone indications, technical information and numbering; visible regulating organ and oscillating weight
Dimensions: 37 x 43.5 x 13 mm
Water Resistance: 30 metres (3ATM)

Dial
Dial: Black opaline and “Clous de Paris” base dial
Sapphire intermediate dial with applied hours, indexes and logo HAUTLENCE engraved on the large date bridge
Flanges, bridges, hour numerals, indexes, logo and screws: 5N gold-plated, polished and/or sunburst

Hands
Minute and hour hands: 5N gold-plated and white SLN
Dual-time indication: Transferred sapphire disc
Day/night indicator: 5N gold-plated, white and black SLN (green reflection for day zone and blue reflection for night zone)

Strap
Strap: Black hand-sewn genuine Louisiana alligator leather with square scales;
Pin buckle: Titanium with 18-carat 5N red gold plate.

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

Price (Including Tax)
CHF 30,000.-

HAUTLENCE Destination 02

Case
Middle case: Grade 5 titanium
Glass: Sapphire crystal, multi-layer anti-reflective treatment
Back: Fine-brushed grade 5 titanium. 6 screws, engraved with the inscriptions “HAUTLENCE”, “Horlogerie Suisse”, “Destination 02” inscriptions, time-zone indications, technical information and numbering; visible regulating organ and oscillating weight
Dimensions: 37 x 43.5 x 13 mm
Water Resistance: 30 metres (3ATM)

Dial
Dial: Opaline silver-toned base dial, sapphire intermediate dial with applied hours, indexes and logo, HAUTLENCE engraved on the large date bridge;
Flanges, bridges, hour numerals, indexes, logo and screws: rhodium-plated, polished and/or sunburst

Hands
Minute and hour hands: Rhodium-plated and blue SLN
Dual-time indication: Transferred sapphire disc
Day/night indicator: Rhodium-plated, white and blue SLN (green reflection for day zone and blue reflection for night zone)

Strap
Strap: Black hand-sewn genuine Louisiana alligator leather with square scales
Pin buckle: Titanium with steel plate

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

Price (Taxes Included)
CHF 20,000.-

HAUTLENCE Destination 03

Case
Middle case: Titanium with black DLC coating
Glass: Sapphire crystal, multi-layer anti-reflective treatment
Back: Polished steel 316L. 6 screws, engraved with the inscriptions “HAUTLENCE”, “Horlogerie Suisse”, “Destination 03”, time-zone indications, technical information and numbering; visible regulating organ and oscillating weight
Dimensions: 37 x 43.5 x 13 mm
Water Resistance: 30 metres (3ATM)

Dial
Opaline black and honeycomb-motif base dial, sapphire intermediate dial with applied hours, indexes and logo, HAUTLENCE engraved on the large date bridge
Hour numerals, indexes, logo and screws: rhodium-plated, polished
Flanges and bridges: Black DLC-coated, sunburst

Hands
Minute and hour hands: Rhodium-plated and orange SLN
Dual-time indication: Transferred sapphire disc
Day/night indicator: Rhodium-plated, black and orange SLN (green reflection for day zone and blue reflection for night zone)

Strap
Strap: Black Hand sewn genuine Louisiana alligator with square scales
Pin buckle: Titanium with black DLC-coated steel plate

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

Price (Taxes Included)
CHF 22,000.-

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