With vivid styling touches, the Hautlence Invictus Neon Yellow watch captures the creativity of youthful independent watchmaking company, Hautlence. Characterised by an extraordinary multi-layer dial and unique aesthetics, this practical chronograph has the robustness required for daily wear while its modern architecture evokes a commanding presence on the wrist.
Forming part of the Hautlence Signature collection, the Invictus Neon Yellow is a timepiece is defined by, and named for, its vibrant yellow accents. However, with meticulous fine-finishing throughout and the compelling open-worked view of its mechanical minutiae, one can be in no doubt of its Haute Horlogerie credentials.
The piece carries a rectangular case made from Grade 2 Titanium with bead blasted 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 yellow 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 bead blasted titanium caseback is inscribed and fastened with four Hautlence bolts.
This beautifully designed and immaculately finished Hautlence Invictus Neon Yellow, chronograph wristwatch comes presented with interchangeable 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.