At this year’s Salón Internacional de Alta Relojería held in Mexico, Hautlence unveiled its latest member of the new watch line HLRQ – the HLRQ 1 watch. At the beginning of the year, Hautlence presented the first two models in this new watch family, and with this novelty, the brand continues to expand this range of avant-garde timepieces.
While the first two models (the HLRQ 02 and the HLRQ 03) were crafted from grade 2 titanium and stainless steel, the HLRQ 1 uses solid 18-karat 4N pink gold for important parts, such as the bezel, the crown, the horns and the push-button.
The watch boasts an imposing 44 mm case crafted from circular satin-brushed black DLC-finish grade 2 titanium. The thickness of the case is 12.5mm. On the right side of the case, there is a pink gold crown with engraved brand’s logo. Its case is coated with sapphire crystals with extra-hard anti-reflective treatment.
The in-house designed sapphire dial makes an impression of depth and transparency. Further, it provides a view of the manual-winding mechanical movement with its jumping hours and retrograde minutes, as well as its date display. The water resistance of the third member of the HLRQ watch family is assured down to 30 meters (about 100 feet).
The impeccable manual-winding caliber that powers the new Hautlence watch consists of 255 individual parts and provides no less than 40 hours of power reserve. The mechanism is built on 32 jewels, has a beating rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz) and features hand-chamfered bridges with Côtes de Genève motif.
The upper part of the dial features a fixed logo and metalized Hautlence inscription. There is also transferred polished pink gold metalized, white superluminova-enhanced hours, minutes and index numerals. The lower part of the dial comprises gold metallization and a semi-opaque black area, as well as a black DLC-finish area. The hour disc is shielded with transparent mineral glass with a shiny gold metalized hour aperture, a semi-opaque black zone and white superluminova indices. The minute hand is made of pink gold and filled with superluminova substance.
The HLRQ 01 comes attached to a black hand-sewn rolled-edge alligator leather strap with large square scales and an interchangeable spring bar. The genuine Louisiana alligator strap ends either with a folding clasp or pin buckle both crafted from grade 2 titanium base and polished 18-karat pink gold plate.
This exquisite watch is produced in non-limited series which might be the useful information for those of you who want to buy it.