HAUTLENCE asks a bold question…why should wrists be only for watches. The Playground Pinball defies the norm and dons the wrist…without telling the time.
How about a watch that does not tell the time? Well…here it is! Under the Playground collection, HAUTLENCE is having a lot of fun! CEO Sandro Reginelli talks to HOT about the Playground Pinball. With this mechanical wonder, the brand is literally stopping time.
The Playground Pinball did turn heads at the Baselworld fair. “When we conceptualized the idea, there was a lot of talk about connected watches. We are connected all the time! At the end of the day what people are missing is time for themselves. Who says that we should necessarily have a watch on the wrist? The wrist is not anymore exclusive to watches today. We wanted to continue to pay tribute to the watch industry and the amazing mechanics. But, we wanted to take time to another level- that of no time! We wanted to play”, says Reginelli.
He adds, “I am forty-three and I still like to play! Labyrinth was the first in the playground collection. No one expected that we could bring mechanical games on the wrist! If I look back, we did 36 pieces of Labyrinth. We are now bringing the toy to the next level,” he says.
The mechanics of the game
Play they did…and the result is this fantastic toy-machine on the wrist. In short, this is a bespoke mechanical game on your wrist. Moving the crown activates a clever mechanical lift, which feeds the ball onto the board using a camshaft system visible through the transparent backing. The titanium case is rectangular, going back to the brand’s roots.
The best part of the watch is the complex mechanics that governs the game. The watchmakers have used the minute repeater mechanism for this purpose. The operation of a game of pinball seems rather straightforward, but with the addition of two rotating elements on the dial, the game actually becomes a bit difficult. This is the ultimate luxury product, made according to the most authentic watchmaking traditions and using only the finest materials!
Two HOT things about playground Pinball
“It is the perfect link between the Swiss high-end tradition to a playful game! Secondly, it asks, who says the wrist is for watches only?,” concludes Reginelli.
With the Playground Pinball…. It’s time to play!