One of the most exciting and innovative watch companies to have established a presence in the industry is Hautlence, who in little more than ten years have matured to become part of the independent watchmaking ‘establishment’ thanks to their collections of remarkable and beautifully manufactured technical tours de force.
In the truest spirit of avant garde Hautlence, through truly daring contemporary watch design and ingenious horological innovation, have established their own aesthetic and technical parameters, and a growing following of watch collectors that spans the world.
Using advanced processes to construct futuristic three dimensional timepieces, with modern-day interpretations of classic watchmaking standards the Hautlence Infinity motif has become synonymous with cutting edge timekeeping and a range of extraordinary watches with enormous presence on the wrist.
Encased in a sleek and sophisticated rectangular case of rose gold and grey beadblasted titanium the Hautlence Invictus 01 is no exception. From a design process which involved the close collaboration with footballing legend and Hautlence brand ambassador Eric Cantona, the Invictus 1 is a stunning combination of materials, finishings and contrasts, topped off with 18Kt rose gold.
The faceted edges of the sapphire crystal create a prism-like effect above the dial, where they meet the rose gold bezel which has brushed and polished surface finishing. The central container of bead blasted titanium features black pvd treated stainless steel bumpers on either side, and four screws bind the elements into a smart gold and black case.
Beneath the sapphire the dial is comprised of multiple layers to emphasise the three-dimensional visual effect. Hautlence have long experimented with the use of sapphire sections in their watches to very cool effect, and here a pair of sapphire panels to which the numerals and hour indices have been affixed are suspended above a mesh of black gold honeycomb, surrounding the white minutes track and central displays.
The base of the dial is black opaline with a cutaway section which reveals the date ring and the striped back hand decorated and sandblasted bridges. Featuring small seconds at the 12 o’clock position, the chronograph registers are highlighted with rose gold rims, with the 12-hours and 30-minutes subdials at the 6 and 9 respectively. Rose gold hands with powerful Super LumiNova provide clear legibility in day and low light environments.
Inside beats a Dubois Dépraz chronograph module integrated with the base Soprod A10 automatic self winding movement, hand finished and skeletonised at Hautlence.
The 49mm x 42mm case oozes presence, yet despite its large size it is still comfortable on the wrist and easily viable with daily wear, for which the Invictus has been designed. Each side of the rose gold signed crown the chronograph pushers are ergonomic and complement the contours of the case. To the rear a titanium caseback is inscribed and fastened with four gold Hautlence bolts.
The Hautlence invictus 1 is presented on a black Louisiana alligator strap, rubberised to ensure long life and durability, with folding rose gold plated titanium clasp.
Supplied brand new in box with all accompanying documentation The Limited Edition are pleased to offer this magnificent men’s watch.