Hautlence is a brand we are particularly fond of here, thanks to the innovative design and technology of the brand, as well as the superb craftsmanship. In fact, we’ve written about the brand time and again, and have even conducted several exclusive interviews with founder and creator, Guillame Tetu.
Perhaps the only downside to the brand thus far is that the average individual may not be able to afford the $60,000 and up price points for the timepieces with in-house made movements. Now, that has all changed, as Hautlence unveils the very affordable Destination – a new dual time zone watch with day/night indicator using a Soprod movement (9351/A10-2). The result: an incredibly approachable price point for connoisseurs of about $20,000.
The new watch is part of the brand’s Signature commercial collection, the new Destination takes its inspiration from the architectural DNA of its bigger, bolder Atelier siblings, but does so in a cosmopolitan interpretation. The Soprod movement is a self-winding caliber that offers hours and minutes, 12-hour dragging dual time-zone display and a 24-hour day/night indicator. The watch is created in titanium with a circular Cotes de Genève opaline dial and an intermediate dial on which the Arabic numerals appear to float.
The case back is engraved with the name Destination on it and the time zones of 12 main cities. Destination is issued in a numbered, non-limited series in three versions: black DLC and 18-karat red gold plating; titanium; black DLC.