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Destructured hours: Hautlence HL 2.4

Presented for the first time in 2010 and released the following year, the HL 2.0 embodies the second generation of Hautlence watches.

By Vincent Daveau

Loyal to the brand’s founding concept of creating different ways of displaying and reading time, this collection goes even further than the first generation of HL, HLS and HLQ watches. The HL 2.0 and the watches that followed displayed half-dragging hours, retrograde minutes and power reserve indication. For the first time in the history of in-house calibers, the piece is self-winding. The HL 2.1 was in white gold, the HL 2.2 in 4N pink gold and the HL 2.3 and HL 2.4 in titanium. The HL 2.4 has three patents. First of all, the half-dragging chain of the hour display. Secondly, the mobile adjusting organ embedded in the baguette movement. Thirdly, the transmission mode of the two barrels (the first one is used for the gear train and winds the one that moves the chain). The kinetics of the HL 2.0’s self-winding movement (and the watches that followed) is three-dimensional thanks to the specific conical intermediate wheels, which are produced with special tools.

Note that these watches’ time lapse is done slowly between 3-4 minutes by using the 12-link chain to enable its owners or aficionados to use the new display to its fullest. The piece’s big 50 x 42 x 17.8-mm case weighing 49 grams is mostly open worked with three crystals and enables the beholder to have a full view of this exquisitely original creation.

Technical details

  • Water resistant to 30 meters
  • Strap: alligator
  • All series are usually limited to 28 pieces.


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