Here’s something different.. like really different.
Perfect for those days where you have to perform your set yet again in front of a sold-out arena. Also perfect to line up with your blacked out Louboutin’s as you stroll along St Tropez this summer, poppin’ old bottles of Dom at Nikki Beach. Definitely also perfect if you’re starring in the next Expendables movie (this has red carpet potential written all over it – admit it). And likely also perfect if you just feel like expressing a certain type of attitude on any given day.
Not quite perfect for your every day, go anywhere any day, type of watch, but that isn’t quite the point of this watch now is it?
HAUTLENCE is ‘reinterpreting the signature case associated with the calibre HL2.0, with its three sapphire crystals cut from solid blocks, HAUTLENCE has taken the unconventional step of adding 84 studs of 14 different sizes to symbolically represent the Punk ethos’. This highly unusually looking piece is ‘inspired by the legendary Perfecto jacket’.
HAUTLENCE claims this is not a look, it is an attitude. Hard to argue with them. Looks aside, which are there to get everyone’s attention, this has all the technical aspects of an Haute Horlogerie brand. ‘The HL2.3 PUNK is driven by the calibre HL2.0, which combines the jumping hour, which is half-trailing, the retrograde minute – the brand’s signature – and the power reserveRéserve de marche Also known as Power Reserve. A watch's power reserve refers to the amount of time a mechanical watch can run without being wound. The power reserve of a mechanical watch can vary depending on the size of the mainspring, the efficiency of the gear train, and the rate at which the mainspring releases energy. If a watch has a Power Reserve 'complication' it simply means that the status of the power reserve can be seen on the watch itself (either on the dial or movement side of the watch). [Learn More] indication. Constructed around the retrograde minutes, the jumping hour is formed of a chain comprising twelve links’.
The retrograde minutes are displayed on a sector set over 180°. A clever mechanism ensures this assembly moves with control, thereby preventing any accidental impacts linked to its operation. Each hour, as the chain moves, the bridgeBridges The bridges of a watch movement are the metal plates that hold the wheels and other components of the movement in place. They are attached to the main plate of the movement with screws. Bridges are used to support the balance wheel, the escapement, the mainspring barrel and other elements. Combined with the main plate they are the foundation of any watch movement. [Learn More]-type movement rotates through 60°, enabling it to compensate for the effects of gravity on the regulating organ. To ensure it has sufficient energy, the main barrelBarrel The barrel is a cylindrical container that holds the mainspring. The barrel is connected to the winding mechanism. The winding mechanism rotates the barrel, which in turn winds the mainspring. [Learn More] , which is charged by the automatic system, winds a second barrel which drives the display complication.
The impossible not to notice HAUTLENCE HL2.3 PUNK is a piece unique, and that, it truly is.