Tuesday, July 12, 2016

HAUTLENCE INVICTUS Vida Loca Choppers Chronograph Limited Edition

HAUTLENCE has joined hands with Swiss custom bike maker Vida Loca Choppers to launch the limited edition INVICTUS Vida Loca Choppers chronograph, limited to just 28 pieces.

With its mocking sneer, the stylised skull – the Vida Loca Choppers logo – appears to float weightlessly on top of the base dial. Its crown shows its colours. The skull reigns supreme in the centre of the dial, framed by two honeycomb inserts on a black and green background. At the heart of the titanium case, measuring 42 x 49 x14 mm, throbs an automatic chronograph movement, beating at 28,800 vibrations/hour.
Perfected to the very last detail, the timepiece is paired with a black "hornback" crocodile leather strap with green top-stitching.
This Rock 'n' Roll project arose out of a meeting between Joachim Besomi (master watchmaker at HAUTLENCE and passionate biker), Sébastien Mottier (one of the owners of Vida Loca Choppers), and Manu Vionnet (the founder of Vida Loca Choppers).
The partnership between HAUTLENCE and Vida Loca Choppers was an immediate and obvious connection, based on shared values: both brands want to break the rules, push the boundaries and create something unique; both have a passion for fine mechanics and design; both have a rebellious streak and a quirky style.
Technical details
Model: INVICTUS Vida Loca Choppers

Display
Hour, minute, small seconds, date and chronograph

Movement
Dubois Dépraz 293 skeleton chronograph movement, on Soprod A10 base
Hour, minute, small seconds, date, chronograph, self-winding mechanical movement
Power reserve: 42 hours
Regulating organ: 28,800 vibrations / hour
Number of jewels: 45
Front face finish: sand-blasted and circular-grained module

Case
Case middle and horns: bead-blasted grade 2 titanium
Bumpers: bead-blasted and polished black PVD-coated 316L steel
Bezel: bead-blasted black PVD-coated 316L steel
Push-pieces: polished black PVD-coated 316L steel
Screws: polished 316L steel
Crown: polished black PVD-coated 316L steel with engraved HAUTLENCE logo
Glass: extra-hard bevelled sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back: satin-finished and bead-blasted grade 2 titanium. 4 screws, engraved “HAUTLENCE, Vida Loca Choppers Logo, Horlogerie Suisse, Limited Edition"
Dimensions: 42 x 49 x 14 mm.
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Base dial: opaline black, snailed apertures, rhodium-plated circular satin-finish counter flange and opaline black minutes flange, black honeycomb inserts on varnished green background
Rhodium-plated, polished, diamond-lapped indices and logo, VIDA LOCA CHOPPERS skull
Intermediate dial: sapphire with powdered silver-toned print and white Super-LumiNova®
Hours and minutes hands: bevelled black gold and white Super-LumiNova®
Date: black transfer with high gloss white numerals

Strap
Black "hornback" crocodile, hand-sewn with green topstitching
Black rubber
Interchangeability spring bar
Folding clasp: grade 2 titanium with satin-finish steel plate

Edition
Limited edition of 28 pieces

Price
19,500 CHF Including VAT

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