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Monday, January 9, 2012

Hautlence HL08

Hautlence HL08 Watch side
Hautlence HL08 watch
The HL08 opens the door to new ways of reading the time. A little horological masterpiece, it is designed around an extremely complex manufactory-made movement. For example, along with the retrograde minute display was the added challenge of creating a jumping disc with a window indicating the jumping hours, a challenge in terms of energy and inertia that Hautlence achieved in a very original manner: the jumping hours on the disc and the retrograde minute display are both driven by the minute cannon-pinion. This novel solution is protected by a patent. Limited edition of 88.

Hand-wound, manufactory-made HL08 calibre with jumping hours and retrograde minutes, 24 jewels, 21,600 vib/h, Côtes de Genève motif, hand-chamfered bridges, individually numbered and engraved with 3N varnish, 40-hour power reserve
Jumping hours, retrograde minute and small seconds
Polished 18K white gold, 43.5 x 37 mm
Sapphire crystal with chamfered corners
Engraved sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 m
Black opaline
Intermediary plate with skeleton segments divided into separate 10-minutes zones, hour and seconds frames
Jumping-hour disc in tinted semi-opaque mineral glass
Black small seconds disc
Hand-sewn Louisiana alligator with 18K white gold buckle
Other versions
HLc03: Round case with jumping-hour and retrograde-minute functions, dial can be personalised, 41mm

Hautlence Press