Power reserve: 40 h, 18000 variations / hours
Hours, Minutes, Power reserve, Retrograde Minutes, Jumping hours
Vortex / 8-piece limited series
VORTEX is the second HAUTLENCE model under the Concepts d’Exception collection and has made quite an impression through the combination of avant-garde watchmaking techniques and its futuristic design. It features a self-winding HL2.0 mechanical calibre with half-trailing hours displayed by a chain, retrograde minutes and a power-reserve indicator. The cage of the regulating organ rotates 60 degrees every 60 minutes, turning on itself to avoid any lack of precision due to the effects of gravity. The revolutionary timepiece features three patents. The masterpiece of mechanical work is visible through the openwork design of the case, showcasing six futuristic sapphire crystals inspired by the architecture of the piece. True to their reputation, HAUTLENCE have, once again, reinterpreted reading time.
The innovative titanium-cased VORTEX model was the first of what is now a true collection. Following the red gold VORTEX 02 and VORTEX PRIMARY, a stained-glass window cathedral with three-dimensional windows straight from Eric Cantona’s mind, here is the fourth variant: VORTEX BRONZE. As the name suggests, the case is sculpted in bronze, a noble alloy of copper and tin, a metal singled out due to its living finish. This choice of metal will mean that each of the 8 pieces of the limited edition collection will take on a patina distinctive to the way it is integrated into the owner’s life. It is a unique relationship where man and VORTEX evolve together over time.
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