HAUTLENCE Presents The HL Vagabonde 03

Press Release – SIHH 2019

HAUTLENCE Presents The HL Vagabonde 03

The HL Vagabonde 03 is a symphony in blue, which is paired with titanium to create a timepiece with an ultra-contemporary look. In a case made from grade 5 titanium, the HTL 205-1 self-winding calibre moves the three hour satellites which gravitate around the central minute wheel. In a hypnotic dance, the openworked discs reveal the hours when they are correctly aligned. This is the third model equipped with this movement, which was developed by the HAUTLENCE team and launched in 2018. It is a modern reinterpretation of the famous star wheel systems, named after the star-shaped cogs which drive the discs.

Creating new ways of reading the time has been HAUTLENCE's vocation since its creation in 2004. The HL Vagabonde 03 model is firmly in line with this philosophy. Set on different levels, four discs add volume to the base dial, which is deep blue and decorated with a filigree honeycomb pattern. The largest disc, made from sapphire, also features HAUTLENCE's signature motif in its centre, and displays the minutes on a 240° sector. Orbiting around this central point, and spread out across the dial in perfect harmony, are three smaller skeletonised discs, openworked to allow the hour numerals to be seen once they come into the correct alignment. HAUTLENCE has chosen a font which resembles digital numerals made mechanical.
 

HAUTLENCE HL Vagabonde 03

Made from grade 5 titanium, the case on the HL Vagabonde 03 model adopts the TV screen shape favoured by HAUTLENCE. Reworked to reinterpret the brand's signature codes, the case has been enlarged and equipped with a wider opening on the dial, to truly highlight the complication. With its balanced proportions, the HL Vagabonde 03 model sits perfectly on the wrist. The fluted crown is made from polished grade 5 titanium and is engraved with the HAUTLENCE logo. A blue alligator leather strap with full square scales adds a distinctly masculine finishing touch.
 

HAUTLENCE HL Vagabonde 03

If there is one world in which the details are anything but, it is Haute Horlogerie. HAUTLENCE knows this, and pays special attention to the tiny things that make all the difference. Great care has been taken to ensure the finishes are in line with the very exacting standards of the Neuchâtel-based brand. The intermediate dial, made from sapphire, and the openworked hour discs, required great technical skill and precision.
 

HAUTLENCE HL Vagabonde 03

The HL Vagabonde 03 model is a symphony in blue. Highlighting the minute display sector, a thin white line contours the disc. The 240° angle of the sector ensures outstanding technical precision. Driving the rotation of the discs, the HTL 205-1 bidirectional self-winding movement guarantees a minimum power reserve of three days.
 

HAUTLENCE HL Vagabonde 03

The result is a very fine HAUTLENCE piece equipped with a high-flying automatic movement and a proprietary module, and a complication which is both enchanting and cutting-edge.