Among the striking models from 2013, we can definitely talk about the launch of the model Retrograde Avant-Garde by Hautlence.

Watches designed with passion and ambition

Hautlence is a Swiss brand built in 2004 which brings a new vision inside the watchmaking industry and develops very creative, innovative and high-technology timepieces. The brand will celebrate its 10-year -anniversary in 2014 and its main motto is to bring « original concepts in reading time ». Indeed, the majority of pieces manufactured by Hautlence are developed within their private Atelier based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Focus on the special HLRQ 01 line

It is during the SIAR 2013 that Hautlence has unveiled an outstanding timepiece : the Retrograde Avant-Garde HLRQ 01. A timepiece which is affiliated to the Avant-Garde family but which looks very different thanks to its more athletic and robust design.

This new model is built with a 44mm case and is given a more contemporary and masculine look compared to its predecessors. The grade 2 titanium has been used for the case design and 18-carat pink gold horns, bezel, crown and push-buttons which enhance the style contrasts.

What is truly fascinating about this watch is that the caliber can be admired through the sapphire crystal. It gives a perfect view of the manual-winding mechanical movement with jumping hours, retrograde minutes and calendar. The latest HLRQ has been fully developed in the Atelier d’Horlogerie Comtemporaine of Hautlence by the best craftsmen based in the Neuchâtel region and is even certified by the famous “Côtes de Genève”.

The Retrograde Avant-Garde is a spectacular watch with many features yet to be discovered. We cannot wait to find out what Hautlence has in stock for Basel World !

For more information about Hautlence collections, please visit the website of the brand