Some call them the rebels of watchmaking. We however, acknowledge them for their original concepts, a new vision to the art of watchmaking. Be it the Vortex Primary – Eric Cantona edition, the HLRQ editions or the iconic HL2.0 calibre, over the years, HAUTLENCE has cultivated the art of breaking rules, mixing the past with future, respecting watchmaking traditions whilst circumventing them through innovative – and sometimes completely offbeat – creations. HAUTLENCE has taken it just a notch higher with the newest addition to their collection – The HL2.3 PUNK. A veritable sculpture in movement, this creation boasts of a unique and unexpected aesthetic, adorned with steel studs. Yes, 84 studs of 14 different sizes that symbolize the Punk ethos and ideology that this watch evokes.
The “enfant terrible” of watchmaking, HAUTLENCE takes rebellion to the next level with the HL2.3 PUNK model. Inspired by the legendary Perfecto jacket, the HL2.3 PUNK is the brands reinterpretation of mixing genres to create an haute horlogerie timepiece which clearly proclaims its individuality.
The HL2.3 PUNK is powered by the calibre HL2.0, which combines the jumping hour, which is half-trailing, the retrograde minute and the power reserve indication. Constructed around the retrograde minutes, the jumping hour is formed of a chain comprising twelve links. The retrograde minutes are displayed on a sector set over 180°. A clever mechanism ensures this assembly moves with control, thereby preventing any accidental impacts linked to its operation. Each hour, as the chain moves, the bridge-type movement rotates through 60°, enabling it to compensate for the effects of gravity on the regulating organ. To ensure it has sufficient energy, the main barrel, which is charged by the automatic system, winds a second barrel which drives the display complication.
Above the speed regulator which ensures that the hours display changes smoothly via the half-trailing hours chain, HAUTLENCE has replaced the traditional MOEBIUS symbol with the “Circle-A” of the Libertarian movement, which advocates for absolute freedom, denying any principle of authority and rejecting all constraints.
Founded in 2004, HAUTLENCE has earned a reputation for bringing a new dynamism to the art of fine watchmaking. With the HL2.3 PUNK once again HAUTLENCE has pushed the boundaries of traditional watchmaking. With an edgy design, featuring contemporary mechanical architecture backed with quite an attitude, the HL2.3 PUNK is sure to make heads turn. The HL2.3 PUNK is a unique piece which will be available in other materials.
The HL2.3 PUNK is most suited for those who love studs and spikes and everything nice. You either love or you just don’t. As large as it looks, the watch sits beautifully on the wrist with no signs of discomfort. The black PVD coated titanium, the rose gold, the 3D sapphire glass and of course the 84 steel studs set just the right tone for this rebellious beast.
Crazy you say? It’s a HAUTLENCE is all we are going to say…
|HL2.3 PUNK Model details||HAUTLENCE HL2.0. HAUTLENCE in-house calibre including gear train and automatic winding system. Half-trailing hours displayed by a chain, retrograde minutes, mobile bridge-type calibre.|
|Display||Hours, retrograde minutes and power reserve indicator|
|Calibre||Self-winding HL2.0 mechanical movement. Mobile bridge-type calibre comprising the regulating organ and rotating through 60° at each change of hour.|
Power reserve: minimum of 45 hours
Regulating organ: 18,000 vibrations per hour;
Number of jewels: 92;
Finishing: fine-watchmaking type (satin-brushed, hand-drawn, hand-beveled, charcoal grey ruthenium coating and mirror-polished steel elements)
|Case||Case middle and horns: titanium with black PVD coating; 84 steel studs in 14 sizes (1.75-5.75 mm) attached to the case middle.|
Horn and case back screws: 4N rose gold.
Crown: Polished 18-carat 4N rose gold with micro-machined HAUTLENCE logo.
Glass: 3 three-dimensional sapphire crystals, scratch-resistant, produced by multi-axis grinding.
Dimensions: 50 x 42 x 17.8 mm
|Dial||Sapphire dial: upper face with minutes and indices, white luminescent, or created using polished 4N galvanic growth.|
Lower face with brilliant 4N metallic finish, black semi-opaque zone and black PVD zone.
Hour indices: engraved brass plate with engraved and black luminescent 4N hour numerals.
Minute hand: 4N with white luminescent dot.
Power reserve hand: steel with white luminescent indicator.
Black Louisiana alligator strap, large square scales, hand-sewn rolled-edge.
Interchangeability spring bar.
Folding clasp: titanium and 18-carat 4N rose gold
|Water resistance||3 ATM|
|Limited edition||Unique piece|