HAUTLENCE unveils a boldly colourful surprise with the launch of the fourth and fifth versions of its AVANT-GARDE HLRQ watch family. This is the latest and most vivid technicolour offering to date from the brand that has earned a reputation for being – well – expectedly unexpected.
In true HAUTLENCE fashion, the blue and orange detailing of predecessors HLRQ02 and HLRQ03 is now picked up on the icy blue or glowing orange varnished horns of the HLRQ04 andHLRQ05 models. These bright and breezy accents vividly match the blue or orange superluminova of the hours, minutes and dots on the upper sapphire dial.
Firmly in the AVANT-GARDE
HAUTLENCE sprang its original surprise in 2009 by introducing its first ever round case, the HLQ with date display.
In 2012, the brand consolidated its creative range by launching the AVANT-GARDE collection, a powerful line of watches inspired by the sleek curves and aesthetic codes of avant-garde design. The first HLRS models introduced in October 2012 were followed in 2013 by the HLRQ versions, incorporating various signature design codes attuned to a more lifestyle-oriented look.
A pleasing pop of colour
Incorporating the sporty, flamboyant nature of their siblings, HLRQ04 and HLRQ05 display a different dimension thanks to a vibrant injection of colour.
Despite this, the imposing signature elements of the HLRQ line remain alive and well. The 44 mm circular black DLC-finish grade 2 titanium case band frames the in-house designed sapphire dial lending a sense of depth and transparency, while affording a clear view of the manual-winding mechanical movement powering the jumping hours, retrograde minutes as well as the date display.