Hautlence is introducing a new version of its revolutionary HL2.0 collection with a trend-setting model sporting a black DLC-coated grade 5 titanium case and horns with red varnish detail on the signature jumping hours. Alternating sand-blasted, satin-brushed and hand-polished finishes, the HL2.5 is the fifth in the collection which marked the second generation of Hautlence watches.

Like its predecessors in the HL2.0 collection, and faithful to the brand’s fundamental concept of offering a different way of reading time, the HL2.5 model displays half-trailing jumping hours, retrograde minutes and a power-reserve indicator.

 

Hautlence - HL2.5

HL2.5. © Hautlence

 

The HL 2.5 naturally benefits from the collection’s set of three patents. The first concerns the half-trailing hours chain: every 60 minutes the chain advances in 3-4 seconds without jumps or loss of energy, making it possible to admire the movement and its mechanisms in action. The second patent relates to the regulating organ integrated into the mobile bridge movement. Its constantly changing position, driven by the display, compensates statistically for the effects of gravity, thus enhancing its precision. The third patent covers the operation of the movement's two barrels. The main barrel is wound by the automatic system and transmits the energy needed to wind a second barrel that is devoted exclusively to driving the complication. It is kept fully wound by the main barrel to ensure that an optimal level of energy is available to change each hour. This means the complex
systems are powered independently without affecting the precision of the watch.

This 50 mm diameter watch appears in a super lightweight 49g case. The Hl2.5 is limited to just 28 pieces.