Hautlence Begins SIHH Stint with Invictus 04, HL 2.6

If you are a fan of unusual looking but insanely cool watches then Hautlence SIHH 2016 new watch launches will blow you away! For its first stint at SIHH, one of the most important watch shows in the world, Hautlence has launched two skeletonised watches; The sixth edition of the iconic HL 2.0 in red gold and the Invictus chronograph in sporty red and black version.

News Points

  1. Hautlence launches two new models at SIHH 2016.
  2. HL 2.6 in red gold case is the sixth edition of the HL 2.0 series.
  3. Hautlence Invictus 04, reinterpretation of the original Invictus Morphos launched in sporty red and black version.

Hautlence HL 2.6

Hautlence HL2.6 New watches 2016 sihh gold price

HL 2.6 is the latest reinterpretation of the original ultramodern HL 2.0 series. The timepiece is set in an 18 carat red gold case. It boasts some of the most intriguing complications including the signature half-trailing jumping hours on a chain, retrograde minutes, power reserve indicator and a hypnotizing three-dimensional dial.

The HL 2.0 series introduced in 2011, featured the very first in-house self-winding movement made by Hautlence. The ground breaking movement used in the watch gave the brand, much needed recognition it deserved. The HL 2.6 uses the very same caliber movement. This movement has earned the brand 3 patents. Do you see a chain of numbers on top part of dial? It is a 12-link chain hinged on the pallet-like system. It rolls a number over to show changing hours. It is called the half-trailing hour system because it takes 3 to 4 seconds for the hour display to change. This works much better than both the quick change and the slow trailing system.

In order to keep the watch precise, Hautlence added a regulating organ. The organ rotates 60 degree every 60 minutes negating the effect of gravity. And lastly, the 3rd patent relates to the double barrel movement. The main barrel continuously transfers the energy to the secondary barrel. This is to ensure that there is always enough energy to drive the complication to change every hour.

Overall, the whole system simply indicates the hours, the minutes and the power reserve. But the innovation and the thought process behind it, makes the movement special. Too much mechanics for you? Well, in that case convince yourself by its different looking dial! Trust us it is really cool!

Three-dimensional sapphire crystal dial of HL 2.6 lets you take pleasure in viewing the heart of watch in action. It’s dial is made of two levels giving the watch a lot of depth. Upper level consists of luminescent white minute and hour markers. Lower dial face has shiny pink gold metallisation with pink gold plated hour and minute numerals. The sand-blasted and satin-finished case is made of 18K red gold.

This Hautlence SIHH 2016 launch will be limited to only 28 pieces. And, yes the HL 2.6 comes with a mind-boggling price tag but when all is said and done, not many timepieces can compete with the technical prowess of HL 2.6.

Hautlence Invictus 04

hautlence invictus red black new watch 2016

The combination of red and black always gives a watch, radical and sporty look. Hautlence has nailed the colour combo with SIHH 2016 launch Invictus 04. The new Hautlence watch timepiece is the reinterpretation of Hautlence’s first chronograph Invictus Morphos. Invictus 04 features the very same skeletonised movement as used in the original Invictus watch. Different levels for the dial, gives it a striking 3-D effect. Honeycomb inserts on the red background adds to the energetic character of the watch. Rhodium-plated hour, minute hands, indexes and logo against the black and red background give a nice contrast effect.

The dial is displayed in a grade 2 titanium case with black PVD-coated stainless steel bezel giving it a tough exterior. I wish though that this stunning creature would have been made more water resistant. Hautlence Invictus 04 is water resistant only up to 50 meters.

Invictus 4 is powered by a self-winding chronograph movement based on Soprod A10 base movement. It has a power reserve of 45 hours. The movement is partially visible from the front. One can relish the circular-grained and sandblasted components right from the face of the watch. Invictus 04 is equipped with a black Louisiana alligator leather strap with red stitching on the sides that completes the cool contemporary look.

*Words by Yogen Bobde

Shilpa Dhamija

Shilpa Dhamija is the Editor in chief of Luxuryvolt. LuxuryVolt is one of the most influential luxury lifestyle online portals in India and south-east Asia. Our content is also present in offline mediums like The Hindu Business Line, The Telegraph, Hello! Magazine and Al Roya. Shilpa has held position of a Senior Correspondent in CNN IBN, News Anchor NDTV 24x7, Producer of popular tech show Cell Guru. She has also worked as a correspondent at the Times Of India. Follow on Google +

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