2012/10/12 - Hautlence the new Avant-Garde Retrograde HLRS


LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, October 2012 – Known and celebrated for its innovative approach to displaying the time, Neuchâtel watch brand HAUTLENCE has reinterpreted its design codes to create an ultra-contemporary new collection: AVANT-GARDE. Where design meets creative watchmaking art.
AVANT-GARDE is a sleek, powerful collection born of an alchemy of contemporary universes, largely taking its inspiration from the curves and aesthetic codes of avant garde design.

Created in HAUTLENCE's Atelier d’horlogerie contemporaine, the first 3 models of this new collection offer an innovative, and seemingly weightless, approach to time display. The two multilayered dials create an exquisite play of depth and transparency to reveal the architectural balance of the piece. As you look inside, the eye is drawn ever inward to the unique transparent sapphire dial: the dial's upper face features a transfer logo, as well as luminescent minutes and indexes; its lower face includes a semi-opaque area and a metal coating made from highly polished rhodium or rose gold. Underneath, a base dial in silvered opaline or emblematic honeycomb further enhances the feeling of weightlessness. Luminescent numerals and indexes guarantee easy readability and reinforce the 3D effect of the jumping hours, retrograde minutes and subsidiary seconds.

A sleek, curved ergonomic case which combines steel and titanium – covered by black DLC on some models - imparts strength and lightness to this new line which incorporates all of the brand's characteristic elements: HAUTLENCE in-house manual winding mechanical movement. Jumping hours and retrograde minutes using HAUTLENCE’s connecting rods system. Hand-drawn strokes and hand angled finish.

Through the AVANT-GARDE collection, the brand launches ready-to-wear timepieces, HAUTLENCE is aiming to consolidate its future and enhance its creative offering.

This autumn, the brand will unveil the next three models :








Technical Specifications

AVANT-GARDE - Rose gold (HLRS 01) *
AVANT-GARDE - Blue (HLRS 02) **
AVANT-GARDE – Orange Honey Comb (HLRS 03) ***









PRICE (TAXES INCLUDED) : CHF 32’000.- * / CHF 30’000.- **&***