A technically masterful timepiece in every respect, the Hautlence HL Vagabonde Tourbillon 01 boasts an exquisite dial arrangement enhanced by resplendent aesthetics. Featuring a flying tourbillon paired with mesmerising time indications, this exclusive ten piece edition promises its wearer uniqueness and reassuring exclusivity.
The watch carries a distinctive 39mm x 46mm TV-screen shaped watchcase crafted from red gold of 5N purity. Contrasting satin and polished finishes enhance its generous profile and the elegance of its stepped bezel.
From this luxurious housing, an extra-hard bevelled sapphire crystal reveals the panorama of a dial composition which is instantly arresting. Here, on a blue background of extraordinary intensity, one is confronted by a cutting-edge system of discs, set on two levels and the eye-pleasing complexity of a flying tourbillon.
The dial owes its allurement to the equipoise of the four centrally aligned discs which serve to indicate the hours and minutes. But of course, this is only part of its charm. On closer inspection, an utterly fascinating display is revealed, when each of the four discs, working in unison, offer the wearer entirely new prospective of the passage of time.
The largest disc, for the minutes, is made from sapphire with blue PVD accents and an open-worked honeycomb pattern at its middle section. Orbiting around it, three satellite discs take up position.
The minutes, indicated via 5N red gold double-digit numerals are exposed in a 240° sector that revolves around the dial. As it completes its trajectory, it aligns the 00 indicator with one of the three hour discs. With precise, mechanical orderliness, the correct hour disc aligns to indicate the current hour, visible through an aperture.
Contrasting with the contemporary spirit of the disc arrangement, the traditional Haute Horlogerie heartbeat of this piece is revealed via a full exposé of a superb one-minute flying tourbillon on the lower dial.
This remarkable piece is powered by the Hautlence HTL 405-1 self-winding calibre which beats at 21,600vph. Based on the HMC 804 automatic movement of the brands’ sister-company H. Moser & Cie., this synergistic alliance has engendered a calibre equipped with a bi-directional winding system which enables an ample three days of power reserve.
Revealed through a sapphire section in the caseback, the meticulous fine-finishing on the calibre can be appreciated. And, adhering to the styling codes of the façade of the model, the rotor is enhanced by a honeycomb pattern.
The Haultence HL Vagabonde Tourbillon 01 comes presented on a blue Louisiana alligator leather strap secured to the wrist by a folding clasp made from Grade 5 Titanium with a 5N satin-finished red gold plate, engraved with the Hautlence Infinity emblem.