In September 2022, Hautlence opened a brand new chapter in its historical past. After a number of comparatively quiet years, with hardly any new fashions introduced, the MELB Holding (additionally the proprietor of H. Moser & Cie.) determined to relaunch the model with a brand new assortment, with a mode that was coming again to the basics of this indie watchmaker – TV-shaped case and unique shows. This took the form of two watches, the Vagabonde Sequence 4 with wandering hours and, essentially the most putting of the 2, the Linear Sequence 1, a watch that takes on the basic cues of the model. And now, it’s again in black, with the Hautlence Linear Sequence 2.
Hautlence was once one of the crucial prolific impartial watchmakers of the 2000s, with fairly beautiful and really expressive creations similar to the HL collection and rectangular case, opening up on unique shows usually consisting of retrograde and leaping indications. Distinctive and distinctive, it made fairly an influence, but the model barely fell into oblivion. However final yr, the homeowners determined it was time for a grand comeback, which has been completed (principally) with the Hautlence Linear watch.
Unmistakably Hautlence, the Linear Sequence depends on a reworked TV-shaped case with a sportier, sleeker and general extra trendy design. It retains the basic rectangular design emblematic of the model, but with extra refinement and slender proportions – it’s not small, however it’s comparatively skinny – measuring 43mm × 50.80mm, with a peak of 11.90mm. It reveals a number of finishings, with brushed surfaces and polished bevels. Additionally, as a part of its sportier character, the Linear Sequence 1 affords water resistance to 100m. The crown has a rubber insert. For the event of the launch of this new Hautlence Linear Sequence 2, the chrome steel case has been coated in black PVD.
The dial of the Hautlence Linear Sequence 2, identical to final yr’s mannequin in metal and blue, is all about depth and layers. Historically, Hautlence watches relied on leaping indications and retrograde palms, with full publicity of the mechanism driving these advanced shows. This hasn’t modified within the latest collections. The Linear Sequence 2 combines contains a scale on the left facet, displaying the hours in a linear means, due to an uncovered linkage. A small white pointer on the top of the linkage signifies the hour on the vertical scale. As soon as the 12 numeral is handed, the snail on the centre of the dial disengages the probe to launch the collected power. The linkage then jumps and returns to the 1 numeral. Minutes are displayed centrally in a basic means, and skim on a sapphire crystal disc with raised white numerals. And naturally, the decrease half is dominated by the one-minute flying tourbillon below a blue openworked bridge. The dial right here follows the theme of the case, with most areas coated in gray or black, with only some elements within the model’s signature blue color.
The show module was created along with Agenhor. It’s mounted on high of the calibre D50, also referred to as the automated tourbillon calibre HMC 804 when encased in Moser watches. The entire meeting consists of 239 parts. The motion beats at 3Hz and shops 72 hours of energy reserve when totally wound. The ornament is exclusive to Hautlence and trendy, with brushed and darkish gray coated bridges, and an oscillating weight that’s formed after the model’s Moebius emblem.
The Hautlence Linear Sequence 2 Black PVD is launched as a restricted version of 28 items. The retail worth can be CHF 63,000 together with taxes. For extra particulars, please go to www.hautlence.com.
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