A practical chronograph wristwatch with a contemporary styling twist, the Hautlence Invictus Neon Black is a timepiece which is defined by its complex, multi-level dial and its stealthy aesthetics. Created by acclaimed independent watchmaking company Hautlence, this piece, which forms part of the company’s Signature collection, demonstrates the impeccable finishing and technical prowess which has gained the brand world-wide acclaim.
Exuding a powerful presence on the wrist, the Hautlence Invictus Neon Black has a sophisticated character. The piece carries a rectangular case made from Grade 2 Titanium with beadblasted finishing on the case middle and horns.
Adhering to the dramatic styling codes which characterise this model, the steel bezel has been blackened with a coating of varnish while the case-side pushers and the bumpers are made from polished black DLC-coated steel.
Enclosing this impressive frame, the extra-hard sapphire is finished with faceted edges, which creates a superb prism-like aspect. Beneath this anti-reflective vitreous enclosure, a technically-accomplished dial arrangement is revealed.
Comprising of multiple layers, the architecture of the dial is brimming with contrasting elements and has an extraordinary depth which immediately demands further inspection. The intermediate dial, constructed from sapphire, features white Super-LumiNova® numerals and hour indices, suspended above a mesh of black honeycomb which surrounds the white minutes track and central displays.
The base of the dial is opaline black with a cutaway section which reveals the date ring and the stripped back, hand decorated and sandblasted bridges.
Featuring small seconds at the 12 o’clock position, the chronograph registers are highlighted with rhodium-plated circular satin-finished flanges, with the 12-hours and 30-minutes subdials at the 6 and 9 respectively. By day, the rhodium-plated, bevelled hour and minutes hands catch and play with the light, while after dark their pristine white Super-LumiNova® coating ensures maximum readability.
Inside beats a Dubois Dépraz chronograph module, integrated with the base Soprod A10 automatic self-winding movement, hand finished and skeletonised at Hautlence. To the rear a beadblasted titanium caseback is inscribed and fastened with four Hautlence bolts.
This beautifully designed and meticulously finished Hautlence Invictus Neon Black chronograph wristwatch comes presented with strap options of black hand-sewn rolled-edge Louisiana alligator leather or black rubber. Each secures to the wrist with a folding clasp in Grade 2 Titanium with satin-brushed steel plate.