The new HL08 watch from the luxury watch company Hautlence is expected to be unveiled at Baselworld 2010. The watch definitely gets to the front of the grid as it boasts an evolution in terms of reading the time.
The Hautlence’s new brainchild is constructed around a very complex manually-wound HL08 calibre movement, an exclusive creation of the house. Featuring 24 jewels, hand-chamfered bridges and a Cotes-de-Geneve motif, the mechanism runs at the rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour. Individually numbered and engraved with 3N varnish, it offers a 40-hour power reserve.
The highly complicated movement is a proof that the brand has achieved a remarkable challenge. The core of this structure is presented by an array of useful functions such as jumping hours, retrograde minute and small seconds. The jumping hours on the special disc and the retrograde minute display are activated by the minute cannon-pinion. This new device has been protected by a patent.
The Hautlence HL08 watch has been issued as a limited series of 88 items.
The technical treasures of the remarkable timekeeper are housed in a polished 18K white gold case, which features the dimensions of 43.5 mm x 37 mm. On the dial side it reveals a sapphire crystal with chamfered corners. The watch case is submersible to 30 meters.
The watch exposes a black opaline dial. It features an intermediary plate with skeleton segments divided into separate 10-minutes zones, hour and seconds frames. The most striking element of the dial is the jumping-hour disc in tinted semi-opaque mineral glass. It is kept company by a black small seconds disc.
The Hautlence HL08 watch is mounted on a hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather strap finished with an 18K white gold buckle.
The timepiece can be offered in another HLc03 variation. Featuring a 41 mm round case, the alternative interpretation displays jumping-hour and retrograde-minute functions on a personalized dial.