HAUTLENCE is enriching its ultra-contemporary HLRS range with a new model featuring a sleek black dial embodying its signature honeycomb design. This powerful design element reflects the essence of a brand that is a buzzing hive of creative activity with a distinct penchant for geometrical architectural effects conveying a unique vision of time and space.
HAUTLENCE has a particular affinity for the functional yet decorative minimalist symmetry of the honeycomb pattern, which it was the first to introduce to the watch industry with its HLQ02 model launched in 2007. In doing so, it reaffirmed the timeless strength of this unique motif derived from nature and which has proved a constant source of fascination and inspiration. Its hexagonal shape was found by the Ancient Greeks to promote efficiency in the use of space and building materials, and the Romans incorporated it into the architecture of prestigious constructions such as the Pantheon. This ever-contemporary motif has been given a stunning variety of new engineering, scientific and architectural applications in the 20th and 21st centuries. From spacecraft and airplanes to LED or loudspeaker technologies and from automobile structures to snowboards and furniture, the honeycomb has become an integral part of modern life.
In 2015, HLRS01 Honeycomb, the latest addition to the HLRS collection created in HAUTLENCE’s Atelier d’horlogerie contemporaine, once again offers an intriguing and seemingly weightless approach to time display. Its textured honeycomb background surrounds and embraces the two split-level, overlapping offset dials, accentuating the 3D impression created by the iconic HAUTLENCE jumping hours and retrograde minutes and subsidiary seconds displays. This strong sense of depth as well as readability are enhanced by the luminscent numerals and indexes, while the sleekly curved and resolutely ergonomic black DLC-coated titanium case delivers a blend of strength and lightness. The HLRS01 Honeycomb is powered by the characteristic HAUTLENCE in-house manual winding mechanical movement, featuring the brand’s famous hand-chamfered connecting rods system.