Hautlence HL Vagabonde 01 & 02

The HL Vagabonde, available in two versions, from Neuchâtel watch brand HAUTLENCE takes its inspiration from satellite systems. Three discs, open-worked to display the hours, orbit around the central minute disc. This timepiece houses a new self-winding calibre, the HTL 205-1, developed from the HMC200 movement created by H. Moser & Cie., HAUTLENCE’s sister company.

Set on different levels, four discs add volume to the dial, which provides a deep black background. The largest, made of sapphire adorned with HAUTLENCE’s signature HONEYCOMB pattern, displays the minutes within a 240° sector. Orbiting around this central point, and spread out across the dial in perfect harmony, are three smaller skeleton discs, open-worked to allow the hour numerals to be seen once they come into the correct alignment. The font used for the hours has been chosen to resemble digital numerals made mechanical.  Certain components required cutting edge expertise. Manufacturing and finishing the intermediate sapphire dial, shaped from sapphire, and the open-worked hours discs, took advanced technical skill and precision.

The HL Vagabonde model is available in a choice of two versions. The HL Vagabonde 01, a classic monochrome version, which showcases tones of grey, black and white, and the HL Vagabonde 02, a more sporty and dynamic version in black and vibrant orange. Highlighting the minute display sector, a thin white or orange line contours the disc. The 240° angle of the sector ensures outstanding precision from a technical point of view.

Driving the rotation of the discs, the HTL 205-1 bidirectional self-winding movement guarantees a minimum power reserve of 3 days. HAUTLENCE has made modular developments to a manufacture movement created by H. Moser & Cie. to create the calibre HTL 205-1, a beautiful version of the mechanism.

Made from titanium or DLC-coated titanium, the HL Vagabonde case boasts the TV screen shape so dear to HAUTLENCE. The case has been specially reworked for these pieces, reinterpreting the brand’s signature codes. Enlarged and equipped with a wider opening on the dial, it truly showcases the complication. With its balanced proportions, the HL Vagabonde model sits perfectly on the wrist. The fluted crown is made from polished grade 5 or DLC-coated titanium, and is engraved with the HAUTLENCE logo. A black alligator leather strap with full square scales adds a very masculine finishing touch.

Technical details
VAGABONDE 01 & 02

Features
Skeleton hours split over 2 levels, minutes on a 240° sector

Movement
HTL 205-1 movement based on the H. Moser & Cie. HMC 200 automatic movement
Hours and minutes, bidirectional self-winding mechanical movement
Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
Regulating organ: 21,600 vibrations / hour;
Number of jewels: 34;
Front face finish: sand-blasted module, components decorated and finished by hand
Reverse finish: double Cotes de Genève, components decorated and finished by hand

Case
Case middle, horns and bezel: HL Vagabonde 01: satin-finished and polished grade 5 titanium; HL Vagabonde 02: titanium with black DLC coating
Screws: HL Vagabonde 01: steel with polished heads; HL Vagabonde 02: steel with black DLC coating
Crown: HL Vagabonde 01: polished grade 5 titanium with engraved HAUTLENCE logo; HL Vagabonde 02: polished titanium with black DLC coating
Crystal (TOP): extra-hard bevelled sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment;
Back: HL Vagabonde 01: satin-finished and polished grade 5 titanium; HL Vagabonde 02: titanium with black DLC coating. 4 screws,
Engraved with “HAUTLENCE”, “3 ATM WATER RESISTANT”, “Horlogerie Suisse”;
Crystal (BOTTOM): extra-hard sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment;
Dimensions: 39 x 46 x 12 mm.
Water resistance 3 ATM

Dial
Base dial: HL Vagabonde 01: black opaline with 3D laser effect decoration; HL Vagabonde 02: black opaline with 3D laser effect and orange edge.
Intermediate dial: HL Vagabonde 01: laser frosted sapphire filled with black dye; HL
Vagabonde 02: laser frosted sapphire filled with black dye and orange varnished edge.
Sunray hour disc with black PVD and white or orange transfer digits and white transfer indicator
Minute disc: sapphire with anti-reflective treatment on both side, black transfer honeycomb patterns and white or orange transfer display sector (BOTTOM), white transfer minute numerals with black outline (TOP)

Strap
Black Louisiana alligator; domed, rubber-lined, full square scales, rolled-edge;
Interchangeability spring bars;
Folding clasp: grade 5 titanium with satin-brushed steel plate.

Price
26,900 CHF – including tax

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