HAUTLENCE | REF HLS07 LIMITED EDITION PVD-COATED TITANIUM JUMPING-HOUR WRISTWATCH CIRCA 2005
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
LIMITED EDITION PVD-COATED TITANIUM JUMPING-HOUR WRISTWATCH
Dial: silvered and black, three-dimensional
Calibre: cal. HL manual winding, 24 jewels
Case: pvp-coated titanium, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws
Case number: limited edition 32/88
Closure: black Hautlence rubber strap and titanium Hautlence folding clasp
Dimensions: 46 x 41mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
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MVT: running at the time of cataloguing.
CASE: in very good condition throughout with no signs of wear. With some small dust particules between the sapphire crystal display back and the movement.
DIAL: dial in excellent condition.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
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The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Hautlence was founded in 2004 as an innovative watchmaking think tank, with a mission to tell time differently. Based in Neuchatel, Switzerland (Hautlence is indeed an anagram of Neuchatel), the small independent manufacture draws its inspiration from architectural principles.
In 2012, Georges-Henri Meyland, an industry veteran, joined the company alongside co-founder Sandro Reginelli.
Released in an exclusive limited edition of 88 pieces, the present titanium reference HLS07 is numbered 32 and bears the typical Hautlence codes. The rectangular case is sandwiched by 4 screws while the dial shows the three-dimensionality the brand is admired for. The jumping hour mechanism is elegantly displayed with legibility in mind, featuring a magnifying glass above the hour digit. The running seconds are materialized through a revolving disc, while the operating arm is fully exposed, creating a lavish mechanical ballet on the wrist.
Powered by the 24 jewel inhouse caliber HL, the present timepiece stands in excellent condition and will surely attract the most mechanical enclined collectors.