Over the years, Hautlence has cultivated the art of breaking rules. The HL2.3 Punk with its unique and unexpected aesthetic is in line with this spirit.
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At Baselworld 2019, Hautlence unveiled its eighth in-house movement whose innovative time display shows jumping hours on a rotating sphere combined with retrograde minutes.
Two schools have emerged in Fine Watchmaking in recent years, one traditional and one unconventional. In 2019, it would appear that the second category has the upper hand. Take the example of these complicated timepieces, all making their debut at SIHH and all characteristic of a new way of thinking.
Hautlence debuts an original jumping hour movement in this HL Newton watch, which remains in mechanical standby mode until asked to display the time. On request, a mobile central flange positions a window over the correct hour numeral, while the minute track aligns with the minute hand.
It's Dorothy's brick road, it's the Beatles' submarine, it's sunshine on a rainy day. Buttercup, canary, lemon, mustard, straw, honey or saffron, a splash of yellow brings laidback style to the beautiful mechanics on our wrist. "Hey, chicken! You got the time?".
At SIHH 2018, cases, dials and straps were awash with eye-popping shades and high-energy colours as brands set out to seduce women, younger buyers and anyone looking to put something a little more out of the ordinary on their wrist.
Among the useful functions lining the aisles at the 28th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, the chronograph is the standout complication. It confirms demand for robust, precise, reliable timepieces, and the enduring appeal of a sporty design.