Hautlence - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Hautlence
    Year: Circa 2013
    Movement No: 11/28
    Model Name: HL Ti 01
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. HL, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Hautlence pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm length x 43.5mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Hautlence passport card stamped Hautlence SA, Switzerland dated 9th Sep 2013, instruction manual, travel pouch, loupe, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Established in Neuchatel in 2004 by Renaud de Retz and Guillaume Tetu, Hautlence was born out of their desire to revolutionize the watchmaking industry with their unique perspective. Drawing from their extensive experience working with esteemed brands such as Longines, TAG Heuer, and Jaeger-LeCoultre, they aimed to leverage their expertise to propel their new brand forward.

    - Hautlence timepieces stand out for their impeccable execution of the jumping hour and retrograde minute display, showcasing the duo's boundless creativity. The HL Ti 01, with its iconic TV-shaped case, is instantly recognizable and possesses a distinct aesthetic. Instead of a fixed aperture displaying the jumping hour on a disk, Hautlence employs a fixed disk with an aperture that jumps to reveal the hour.

    - Upon closer inspection, the movement's rods and bridges work harmoniously to ensure flawless functionality of the retrograde minutes. The semi-skeletonized dial unveils the captivating inner workings of the watch, further showcasing the brand's innovative mechanisms. Hautlence's design prowess shines through as they seamlessly integrate seemingly disparate elements into a cohesive and visually pleasing composition. The honeycomb dial adds to the watch's unconventional yet futuristic appeal.

    - With only 28 pieces made, the current timepiece, numbered 11, is especially collectible due to its rarity and durable titanium case. It is also accompanied by a full set of accessories, further enhancing its desirability.


A very unusual and attractive limited edition semi-skeletonized titanium rectangular-shaped wristwatch with jumping hours, retrograde minutes, certificate and presentation box, numbered 11 of a limited edition of 28 pieces

Circa 2013
40mm length x 43.5mm width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$80,000 - 160,000 

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024