May. 16, 2019
Another nice take of the wandering hours complication by the Neuchâtel-based brand. Three satellite-discs gravitate around the central minutes, while the one-minute flying tourbillon performs its own dance.
The central disc, made from sapphire cristal adorned with Hautlence's signature Honeycomb pattern, displays the minutes in a 240° sector. Orbiting around this central point, and spread out across the dial, are three smaller openworked discs, allowing the hour numerals to be seen once they come into the correct alignment. The entire base dial has been microblasted with blue PVD while the satellite discs have a sunray finish, and the central disc features an anti-reflective coating on both sides. The tourbillon bridge is skeletonised, offering an unobstructed view of the flying tourbillon.
The 46 x 39 mm case, adopting the TV screen shape favoured by the brand, is made from red gold, as are the bezel and fluted crown, engraved with the company logo. Highlighting the minute display sector, a thin red gold transfer line contours the disc. Driving the rotation of the discs, the bidirectional self-winding HTL 405-1 movement – developed from the HMC 804 movement created by H. Moser & Cie., Hautlence's sister company – guarantees a minimum power reserve of 3 days. This manufacture calibre is equipped with a flying tourbillon manufactured in-house by Precision Engineering AG, another Hautlence's sister company. The price for HL Vagabonde Tourbillon is CHF 79,000.