Monday, October 12, 2015

HAUTLENCE TOURBILLON 01

Conquering the pinnacle of high end horology, Independent Swiss luxury watch maker HAUTLENCE expands its Atelier collection with the addition of the Tourbillon 01, an elegant timepiece powered by H. Moser & Cie.’s exclusive Calibre Tourbillon HMC 802. Equipped with a dual-time function, one-minute tourbillon, three-day power reserve and automatic winding system, the Tourbillon 01 introduces new synergies between two brands owned by the Meylan family company, MELB Holding.

The Tourbillon 01 reinterprets all of the design codes that are dear to HAUTLENCE and follows in particular the aesthetics of the very first HL05 timepieces, offering a three-dimensional dial with a multi-level reading of time. Demonstrating HAUTLENCE’s avant-garde approach to design, this new timepiece is housed in a round 44mm two-tone case crafted out of rose gold and black PVD-coated titanium. Built on several levels, the dial highlights a black enamelled base embellished by Côtes de Genève decoration. Rose gold numerals and hour markers appear to be floating above the base thanks to the addition of an intermediate sapphire crystal dial, resulting in a mesmerizing structural effect.
In addition to displaying a tourbillon at six o’ clock, the timepiece also indicates the second time zone through a smaller rose gold hour hand that is hidden behind the main hour hand. The second time zone hand remains out of sight as long as the dual-time function is not in use, staying below the hour hand as it rotates around the dial.

For the movement of the Tourbillon 01, HAUTLENCE chose to partner with Schaffhausen-based watchmaker H. Moser & Cie. and movement component designer and producer Precision Engineering AG (PEAG), both owned by MELB Holding. The Calibre HMC 802 is manufactured in-house by H. Moser & Cie. with a regulating organ produced by PEAG, a specialist in developing and building high-quality escapement components. Each of the movement’s parts have been finished and decorated by hand, turning the Tourbillon 01 into a beautiful wristwatch from the inside out.
Competitively priced at CHF 88,000, this new numbered collection encapsulates HAUTLENCE’s DNA while offering a modern take on horology’s magical and highly esteemed tourbillon.

Technical details
Model: TOURBILLON 01

Display
Hours, minutes, dual-time indication, 1-minute tourbillon

Movement
Manufacture HMC 802 automatic calibre
Hours, minutes, dual-time indication, mechanical automatic movement with pawl winding system
Power reserve: > 3 days
Regulating organ: 21,600 vibrations/hour
Number of jewels: 29
Finishing: double Côtes de Genève motif and hand-chamfered bridges
Movement dimensions: 34 x 6.95 mm
Identification and limited-edition number plate: HL Tourbillon 01 xxx

Case
Case middle: horizontal satin-finish black PVD-coated grade 5 titanium
Horns and bezel: polished 18-carat 4N pink gold
Crown: polished 18-carat 4N pink gold with engraved HAUTLENCE logo
Glass: extra-hard bevelled sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back: black PVD-coated grade 5 titanium. 4 polished 18-carat 4N screws, “HAUTLENCE” and “Horlogerie Suisse” engravings
Dimensions: Ø 44 mm x 12.4 mm
Water-resistance: 3 ATM

Dial
Dial base: black enamel with Côtes de Genève motif and applied hours, indexes and 5N red gold-plated Hautlence logo
Upper sapphire dial face: 5N red gold-plated minutes and hour-markers; white transferred minutes flange; white Super-LumiNova®
Lower sapphire dial face: with 5N red gold metallization
Hours and minutes hands: 5N red gold and white Super-LumiNova®
GMT hand: 5N red gold.

Strap
Black hand-sewn rolled-edge, rubberised padded Louisiana alligator leather, large square scales; Graphic black padded carbon-pattern leather; Interchangeability spring bar
Folding clasp: grade 2 titanium with satin-finish 18-carat 4N pink gold plate.


Price (including tax)
CHF 88’000.-

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