Founded in 2004, Hautlence – whose name is an anagram of Neuchâtel – pays tribute to the cradle of horology.
By breathing new life into the art of watchmaking, the brand has won recognition from collectors and enthusiasts around the world.
In 2022, the watchmaking house is beginning a new chapter in its history. While refining and focusing on the brand’s signature codes, it brings a fresh, more modern and sportier approach. It also has a new structure, a more exclusive distribution network and a visual identity in line with its positioning.
With an annual production of around 200 timepieces, Hautlence has nine in-house calibres and also relies on external partners for the movements of certain collections. On a strategic level, the company can count on the support of MELB Holding, an independent family watchmaking group. It has established its headquarters in Schaffhausen and is now managed by Samuel Hoffmann.
All this renewal is taking shape with the launch of a new timepiece, the Linear Series 1, which features a TV-screen case dear to the brand, but with a modernised aesthetic. Its dial is composed of several levels. A rhodium-plated brass base with a vertical satin-brushed finish is overlaid with a second sapphire dial bearing the minutes numerals. The main dial is partially open, enabling one to admire certain parts of the movement. This model is powered by self-winding Calibre D50. Equipped with a module created in collaboration with Agenhor, it comprises 239 components, beats at a frequency of 3 Hertz and guarantees a 72-hour power reserve. The Linear Series 1 is fitted with an integrated blue rubber strap, a colour also used for the notched crown.
September 22, 2022