HAUTLENCE Novelties at Baselworld 2016
The "TV-screen" shape is back at Hautlence! But not with a watch. Hautlence is starting a new line of conceptual objects called Playground and the first object introduced is a labyrinth to be worn on the wrist. This might be controversial to use the case of a watch to integrate a game - the wearer has to move a small ball throughout the labyrinth from one point to the other. We think it is closer to a watch as it is related with the notion of preciosity, worn of the wrist, playing with and object, and finally taking time to stare at it. But this first piece announces above all the comeback of the iconic TV-screen shape in new models to come.
Hautlence also launches the Vortex 03 with a case made out of bronze. This dark yellowish metal gives a very respectable touch to the watch and transforms it into a smartly audacious creation which extravaganza has been changed into aesthetical refinement. Lastly, Hautlence introduces a limited edition with a skull sculpted into silver on the dial. It is the result of collaboration with a Swiss Harley-Davidson customizer: Vida Loca! Olé!