Hautlence - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Hautlence
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: H1370-0503
    Case No: 18/88
    Model Name: Vortex 01
    Material: Grade 5 titanium and sapphire
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. HLR2.1, 92 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Hautlence deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 52mm Width
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Hautlence certificate, instruction manual, extra strap, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    Founded in 2004, Hautlence stresses on interpreting time through technologically advanced and contemporary methods. Whilst paying its respect to traditional watchmaking, the name derives as an anagram to the horological hub of Neuchâtel. With its inspiration from architectural principles and values, it is with no doubt that the result is mind blowing as it is unique in its own respect. With expertise from the industry, Hautlence was further strengthened in 2012 with the unification between co-founder Sandro Reginelli and Georges-Henri Meylan. The partnership between the two passionate horologist enhanced the firm’s positioning in the independent sector of watchmaking.

    The Vortex was first introduced in 2015 as one of the firm’s most complicated and interesting model. Featuring a futuristic case design comprised of grade 5 titanium with sapphire panels fitted in most facets of the case, the beautiful architectural element of the movement is proudly displayed and visible through these panels. On the dial side, the watch features a retrograde style minute display and digital jumping hours on the left with a power reserve indicator on the right. However, the most interesting factor of the present watch is the rotating mechanism featuring a mobile bridge that rotates 90 degrees when the minute hands hit the 60 mark and the hands jump directly back to 0 and the hours jump to the next.

    The present example belongs to the very first model of Vortex introduced in 2015. The watch is presented in excellent “like new” overall condition and is further charmed by the full set of accessories.


Ref. H1370-0503
A very unusual and attractive limited edition skeletonized rectangular-shaped titanium and sapphire paneled wristwatch with jumping hours, retrograde minutes, 6-Hour rotating tourbillon escapement, power reserve indication, certificate and presentation box, numbered 18 of a limited edition of 88 pieces

Circa 2015
52mm Width
Dial, case, movement and clasp signed

HK$230,000 - 390,000 

Sold for HK$237,500

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