A prolific independent watchmaker of the 2000s, Swiss watch brand Hautlence reveals an elevated version of their linear series with the new Linear Series 2 in Black PVD. Launched first in 2022, the linear display introduced by the brand was a revolutionary approach to time reading. Today, it is further accentuated with a linear retrograde jumping hour.
The iconic TV-shaped deep black steel case retains the, modern-yet-classic, rectangular shape of the watch. It carries an all-black PVD notched bezel, a polished steel and black PVD-coated crown with a black rubber ring, and sits on a black rubber band with a steel black PVD clasp.
Hautlence Linear Series 2
The dial, like its predecessor, is all about the layers. The main all-black PVD dial offers a partial view of the calibre D50 self-winding movement - the eight in-house manufactured movement produced by the brand. An additional, vertical satin-finished sapphire dial featuring the white minutes, sits on top of the skeletonized rhodium-plated, satin-finished brass base dial.
The Linear Series 2 is equipped with a flying tourbillon in a blue skeletonized bridge that displays its balletic movement at the 6 o'clock position.
Hautlence Linear Series 2 Tourbillon
The partial window into the movement also displays the minute cam component, an integral part of the minute hand that rotates once per hour and lifts the minute sector as soon as the hour elapses.
The calibre D50 self-winding movement comprises of 239 components and houses a power reserve of 72 hours. One of the modules has been designed in collaboration with Agenhor, an independent watchmaking company specializing in complex watch mechanisms. It oscillates at a frequency of 3 hertz and is reminiscent of the brand's famous Moebius movement.
Hautlence Linear Series 2 lifestyle
The sapphire crystal at the back of the Linear Series 2 is engraved with HAUTLENCE, 10ATM WATER RESISTANT, and HORLOGERIE SUISSE. It is limited to 28 pieces.
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