Presented at SIHH 2019, the HL Vagabonde 03 boasts a blue dial, which is paired with titanium to create a timepiece with an ultra-contemporary look. In a case made from grade 5 titanium, the HTL 205-1 self-winding calibre moves the three hour satellites which gravitate around the central minute wheel. In a hypnotic dance, the open-worked discs reveal the hours when they are correctly aligned.
This is the third model equipped with this movement, which was developed by the HAUTLENCE team and launched in 2018. It is a modern reinterpretation of the famous star wheel systems, named after the star-shaped cogs which drive the discs.
Creating new ways of reading the time has been HAUTLENCE’s vocation since its creation in 2004. The HL Vagabonde 03 model is firmly in line with this philosophy. Set on different levels, four discs add volume to the base dial, which is deep blue and decorated with a filigree honeycomb pattern. The largest disc, made from sapphire, also features HAUTLENCE’s signature motif in its centre, and displays the minutes on a 240° sector.
Orbiting around this central point, and spread out across the dial in perfect harmony, are three smaller skeletonised discs, open-worked to allow the hour numerals to be seen once they come into the correct alignment. HAUTLENCE has chosen a font which resembles digital numerals made mechanical.
Great care has been taken to ensure the finishes are in line with the very exacting standards of the Neuchâtel-based brand. The intermediate dial, made from sapphire, and the openworked hour discs, required great technical skill and precision.
The HL Vagabonde 03 model is a symphony in blue. Highlighting the minute display sector, a thin white line contours the disc. The 240° angle of the sector ensures outstanding technical precision. Driving the rotation of the discs, the HTL 205-1 bidirectional self-winding movement guarantees a minimum power reserve of three days.
Made from grade 5 titanium, the case on the HL Vagabonde 03 model adopts the TV screen shape favoured by HAUTLENCE. Reworked to reinterpret the brand’s signature codes, the case has been enlarged and equipped with a wider opening on the dial, to truly highlight the complication. With its balanced proportions, the HL Vagabonde 03 model sits perfectly on the wrist. The fluted crown is made from polished grade 5 titanium and is engraved with the HAUTLENCE logo.
A blue alligator leather strap with full square scales adds a distinctly masculine finishing touch.
HL VAGABONDE 03
Skeleton hours split over 2 levels, minutes (240° sector)
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: 33;
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 middle and horns: satin-finished and polished grade 5 titanium;
Bezel: satin-finished and polished grade 5 titanium
Screws: steel, with polished heads
Crown: polished grade 5 titanium with engraved HAUTLENCE logo
Crystal (TOP): extra-hard bevelled sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment;
Back: satin-finished and polished grade 5 titanium, 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
Base dial: blue opaline with 3D laser effect decoration.
Hour disc: sunray with blue PVD, white transfer digits and indicators.
Minute disc: sapphire with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, blue transfer honeycomb patterns and white transfer display sector (BOTTOM), white transfer minute numerals with black outline (TOP).
Blue Louisiana alligator; domed, rubber-lined, full square scales, rolled-edge;
Interchangeability spring bars;
Folding clasp: grade 5 titanium with satin-brushed steel plate.
26,900 CHF – including tax