Friday, September 4, 2009

Hautlence Unveils New HLq Model

Courtesy of our friends at: TheTimeTV.

Hautlence, one of my favorite independent Swiss firms, has put forth the latest of their fascinating jump hour pieces. The HLq02 'Honeycomb stitch' is the continuation of a line of limited production pieces that have put Hautlence on the map. It's no secret that I am a big fan of any manufacturer that pushes the envelope of traditional watchmaking, and forces us to re-think how we can tell time. I see Hautlence as one of those brands.

Their newest offering expands on the ideas of the HLs and HLq models moving it further into the avante garde with a honeycomb stitch dial pattern, whose theme runs consistent through the piece.

Technical specifications: HLQ02 Honeycomb stitch
-Dedicated Calibre HAUTLENCE HLQ. Jumping date, Jumping hour, retrograde minute and running second
-Manual winding mechanical movement.
-Power reserve 40h
-Oscillation: 21600 BPH
-24 Jewels
-Diameter: 43.8mm / thick: 10.65mm
-Titanium and white gold case
-Honeycomb stitch dial
-Back decoration:
-Fine brushed galvanic treatment black Gold
-Manually angled bridges
-Identification and numbering plate on the back
-Black Varnish in the engraving
-Water resistant to 30 meters (3ATM)
-Sapphire crystal with angled edges, multi layer anti reflect
-Screwed sapphire case back with stamps and the official engraving
-Polished crown with HAUTLENCE logo
-Black Hand sewn genuine Louisiana alligator strap with square scales, adjustable pin bar to fit on the case and horns, ardillon Buckle

I can hardly wait to see what they do next...

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