The dial of the HL Vagabonde Tourbillon features a central disc, three satellites, and a one-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock. As they perform their fascinating waltz, the three discs which gravitate around the central minute wheel reveal the hours, while the tourbillon, equipped with a double hairspring, performs its own dance. This creation is driven by a new self-winding calibre, the HTL 405-1, developed from the HMC 804 movement created by H. Moser & Cie., HAUTLENCE’s sister company.
At the heart of an intense blue dial, four discs are set on different levels, their eternal dance illustrating the passage of time. The central disc, made from sapphire adorned with HAUTLENCE’s signature HONEYCOMB pattern, displays the minutes in a 240° sector, allowing these to be read with great accuracy. 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.
Both the sapphire disc and the open-worked hour discs took great technical skill and precision to manufacture and to finish. The entire base dial, made from blue PVD, has been microblasted. The satellite discs have a sunray finish, while the central disc features an anti-reflective coating on both sides and a filigree HONEYCOMB pattern. The tourbillon bridge is skeletonised, offering an unobstructed view of the flying tourbillon and its double hairspring.
For the HL Vagabonde Tourbillon model, HAUTLENCE has paired deep blue with 5N red gold, creating a combination which exudes a rare elegance. The case of the HL Vagabonde Tourbillon, adopting the TV screen favoured by the Neuchâtel brand, is made from 5N red gold, as are the bezel and fluted crown, engraved with the HAUTLENCE logo. The hour and minute numerals feature 5N varnish. Highlighting the minute display sector, a thin 5N transfer line contours the disc.
Driving the rotation of the discs, the bidirectional self-winding HTL 405-1 movement guarantees a minimum power reserve of 3 days. This manufacture calibre is equipped with a one-minute flying tourbillon with a double hairspring, all of which have been manufactured in-house by Precision Engineering AG, HAUTLENCE’s sister company.
HL VAGABONDE TOURBILLON
Skeleton hours split over 2 levels, minutes (240° sector)
HTL 405-1 movement based on the H. Moser & Cie. HMC 804 automatic movement
Hours and minutes, bidirectional self-winding mechanical flying tourbillon movement, with double hairspring.
Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
Regulating organ: 21,600 vibrations / hour;
Number of jewels: 35;
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 5N red gold;
Bezel: satin-finished and polished 5N red gold
Screws: 5N red gold with polished heads;
Crown: polished 5N red gold with engraved HAUTLENCE logo;
Crystal (TOP): extra-hard bevelled sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment;
Back: satin-finished and polished 5N red gold, 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: micro-blasted with blue PVD, numerals in 5N varnish
Bridge: circular satin-brushed, with blue PVD
Hour disc: sunray with blue PVD, 5N transfer digits and 5N transfer indicator.
Minute disc: sapphire with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, blue transfer honeycomb patterns and 5N transfer display sector (BOTTOM), 5N 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 5N satin-finished red gold plate.
CHF 79, 000 incl. tax