Thursday, 9 May 2013

Baselworld 2013: Hautlence Destination dual time - new entry level model (specs and price)

Hautlence announces their new entry level model, a dual time zone watch in the brand's signature cushion case, equipped with a Soprod movement.


Hautlence Destination 01

Based in Neuchâtel, Hautlence (an anagram of Neuchâtel,), which was not too long ago acquired by former Audemars Piguet CEO Georges-Henri Meylan, now has a more affordably priced and simpler timepiece. The Destination is a dual time watch with the second time zone display at six o'clock, and just above it the day and night indicator. At 12 o'clock sits the oversized date.

Unlike earlier Hautlence watches were used movements that were largely proprietary, the Destination contains the Soprod 935I/A10-2 (which is actually based on the Seiko 4L calibre series). The Destination is the first model of the new Hautlence Signature line, which aims to be more affordable and will thus use outsourced movements.

Three versions are available, the Destination 01 in titanium and rose gold (CHF30,000), the Destination 02 in titanium (CHF20,000), and the Destination 03 in black DLC coated titanium (CHF22,000). All prices include Swiss tax of 8%.

- SJX



Destination 02

Destination 03