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Hautlence HL Vagabonde 01: Wandering Digital Hours on a B&W Screen

Hautlence HL Vagabonde 01: Wandering Digital Hours on a B&W Screen

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Hautlence restrains the tone and cost of the HL Vagabonde 01, a watch motivated by satellite frameworks housed in the brand’s signature TV-screen case. Three fixed hour circles circle around a spinning sapphire focal minutes plate on account of a programmed development – type HTL 205-1 – in light of sister company H.Moser & Cie’s HMC200. Housed in a titanium case, the Vagabonde 01 complies with Hautlence’s central goal to introduce time in a novel, less regular way.

Flashback effect

Looking at the Hautlence Vagabonde incited a surprising flashback and I was moved to our lounge room in London in July 1969 watching a high contrast TV set with fluffy pictures of a man skipping around on the Moon. I clamored for Dougal and the Magic Roundabout yet my folks demanded we watch the memorable second being sent live from the Moon. I know there are other watches out there with strong lunar qualifications , and even watches containing garbage and rocks from the Moon, however the strange state of the Vagabonde and its monochromatic face set off a ground-breaking pre-shading TV memory.


Founded in 2004, Hautlence is a miniature brand with a creation of around 200 watches every year and seven in-house types added to its repertoire. Hautlence has cut a specialty in the market with its cutting edge esthetics, novel portrayal of time and, as of not long ago, extravagant collectors’- just costs. Bouncing hours and retrograde minutes have become a house claim to fame and the Vagabonde models, motivated by satellite frameworks, propose meandering hours. One of the unmistakable qualities of Hautlence is the retro TV-molded instance of a portion of its most well known models, less galactic in structure than vessels from MB&F, De Bethune or Urwerk however nevertheless attractive. Since 2012, Hautlence shapes a piece of the MELB holding gathering, which incorporates H. Moser & Cie. However unique as these two brands seem to be esthetically, there is collaboration on the development front and the Vagabonde is outfitted with a transformation of a Moser type, thus conveyed on the 2018 Endeavor Flying Hours Planetary Display – to totally different effect.

Tuning into a highly contrasting TV

Compared to a portion of the stronger and more vivid models of the new past, including this Vortex Gamma model , the Vagabonde is a tamer watch and addresses a simple for the brand. Housed in a trademark TV-screen case, which has been broadened for the event to bring to the table a more extensive opening on the dial (46 x 38 x 12mm), the instance of the HL Vagabonde 01 is created in level 5 titanium with cleaned and glossy silk wraps up. With a rich ventured bezel and fluted crown, there is no rejecting that this watch wears enormous, extremely huge on the wrist. In any case, because of its generally lean profile, it sits well and gives a liberal perspective on the activity on board.

Set against a dim honeycomb foundation, the dial houses four circles, three plates for the circling or drifter hours and a focal plate for the minutes produced using sapphire with Hautlence’s particular honeycomb design – circulated air through to uncover a portion of the activity underneath deck. The minutes are uncovered in a 240º area that rotates around the dial. At the point when the minutes plate completes its 240º route, it adjusts the 00 pointer to one of the three more modest skeletonised hour circles that alternate, through a merry go round, to uncover the hour being referred to. In line with its retro character, the textual style utilized for the hours looks like advanced numbers helping me to remember the more established split-fold show frameworks utilized in air terminals or rail line stations.

Calibre HTL 205-1

Based on H.Moser & Cie’s. HMC 200 programmed development, the Hautlence HTL 205-1 is outfitted with a bi-directional twisting framework for a 3-day power save to keep the skeleton hours split more than two levels and the minutes organized on a 240º area in wonderful synchronize. Enlivened and wrapped up by hand, the development uncovers thick Côtes de Genève adornment on the scaffolds and a honeycomb design on the rotor.

Presented on a dark Louisiana gator tie with spring bars to allow you to change the tie in a jiffy, the collapsing fasten is produced using grade 5 titanium. Notwithstanding the Vagabonde 01 model we have been looking at in this article, there is a Vagabonde 02 model with a dark DLC-covered case and orange highlights. In spite of the fact that I referenced that this watch was more competitively evaluated than a portion of its kin, it will in any case hamper you CHF 26,900 (incl. charge). The official Hautlence site page isn’t completely operational, however you can get fundamental data and download a catalogue.