HAUTLENCE Linear Series 1

HAUTLENCE presents Linear Series 1, a new timepiece that kicks offs a major new step for the luxury Swiss brand, which is now being headed by Samuel Hoffmann.

This contemporary styled wristwatch features a satin-finished and polished steel case, with a brand new self-winding movement beating inside.

On the left of the dial, a graduated scale resembling those used on precision measuring instruments indicates the hours using a linkage. This large, very slim linkage recalls the one used in the first movement developed by HAUTLENCE in 2004: the calibre HL.

On the Linear Series 1 model, a small white pointer on the end of the linkage indicates the hour on the vertical scale. Once the 12 numeral is passed, the snail disengages the probe to release the accumulated energy. The linkage then jumps and returns to the 1 numeral.

In addition to the linear retrograde jumping hour, the Linear Series 1 is equipped with a flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, placed behind its blue skeletonised bridge.

As always at HAUTLENCE, the dial is constructed on several levels. An additional sapphire dial featuring the minute numerals sits on top of the base dial in rhodium-plated brass with a vertical satin finish. The main dial is partially open to allow parts of the movement to be seen.

One component visible through the opening is the minute cam. This is integral with the minute hand, which rotates once per hour and lifts the minute sector as the hour elapses. After 60 minutes, the minute sector falls back, driving the hour star which includes the hour cam.

The reworked steel case adopts HAUTLENCE’s signature TV screen shape, but with a modernised aesthetic. Relief forms on the sides add volume and dynamism. The watch offers water resistance to 10 ATM and exceptional durability.

The fluted bezel features a rubber band in the same blue as the integrated rubber strap, to facilitate time setting. The Linear Series 1 model is a compact watch with balanced proportions that can be perfectly adjusted on the wrist, making it suitable for any occasion.

Limited to 28 pieces, the HAUTLENCE Linear Series 1 watch houses the D50 self-winding movement. Equipped with a module created in collaboration with Agenhor, this calibre comprises 239 components, oscillates at a frequency of 3 hertz and offers a power reserve of 72 hours. The finely chased oscillating weight recalls the brand’s famous Moebius.

Technical details

Model: HAUTLENCE Linear Series 1
Reference AD50-ST00

Calibre D50 self-winding mechanical movement
Linear retrograde jumping hour and 1 minute flying tourbillon
Power reserve: minimum of 72 hours
Regulating organ: 21,600 vibrations / hour
Number of components: 239
Number of jewels: 39

Case middle and horns: satin-finished and polished steel
Bezel: satin-finished and polished steel
Crown: polished steel with engraved HAUTLENCE logo
Glass: extra-hard bevelled sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back: sapphire crystal engraved with “HAUTLENCE”, “10 ATM WATER RESISTANT”, “Horlogerie Suisse”
Case dimensions (excluding dome): 43.0 × 50.8 × 11.9 mm
Thickness: 10.9 mm excluding sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Base dial: Skeletonised rhodium-plated brass with vertical satin finish. Engraved minute track.
Intermediate dial: Sapphire with printed minute track in blue and white.

Blue rubber strap with steel clasp

Limited edition of 28 pieces