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 reserve 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 bridge-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 barrel, 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.