Hautlence has released a new version of its wandering hours model. Housed in a steel case harking back to the original, water- resistant to 10 ATM and flaunting a sportier character, the calibre B30 self-winding manufacture movement drives the central minutes disc and the three hour satellites located inside the sapphire disc. With the launch of the Vagabonde Series 4 model, an ultra-modernised version of the famous star wheel systems – so named because of their star-shaped disc driving wheels – Hautlence has introduced a captivating state-of-the-art piece.
Creating new ways of reading the time has been Hautlence’s vocation since its creation in Neuchâtel in 2004. The Vagabonde Series 4 is firmly in line with this philosophy. The sapphire minute dial adds volume to the rhodium-plated brass base dial, which features a frosted finish. Inside this disc, the hours rotate around the central staff, turning on their own axis to mark the passing hours.
If there is one world in which the details are anything but, it is Haute Horlogerie. Hautlence knows this, and pays special attention to the tiny things that make all the difference. Great care has been taken to ensure the finishes are in line with the very exacting standards of the brand originally from Neuchâtel. Considerable technical skill and precision are required to create the sapphire minutes disc, as well as the half-moon motifs that decorate the hours.
Driving the rotation of the discs, the B30 bidirectional self-winding movement guarantees a minimum power reserve of three days. This calibre is based on a manufacture movement designed in collaboration with H. Moser & Cie., which Hautlence developed in a modular way to create this stunning piece.
The steel case on the Vagabonde series 4 model adopts the TV screen shape favoured by Hautlence. The reworked version features bolder curves and is water resistant to 10 ATM. Retaining its balanced proportions, it is equipped with a bevelled sapphire crystal and a fluted crown with a rubber ring in the same colour as the integrated strap.
This is an exquisite Hautlence piece featuring a first-class self-winding movement and a genuine module. A watch with a big personality in which every detail says Hautlence.