Hautlence is a truly high-end independent watchmaker (they only produce 200 watches per year), but but they do not run away from innovation. With their new Vortex Gamma, they offer a unique technicolour experience, placing chromatics at the very core of this exceptional creation.
Designed for true customisation, Vortex Gamma is crafted out of six three-dimensional sapphire crystals and a new space-aged alloy that can take on any shade or colour. The unique metal – which is four times lighter than titanium – is first charged with ceramic nanotube particles, with allows it to take on different hues. It allows Hautlence to make each case bespoke to its owner.
The design was inspired by sci-fi flicks like Tron; it’s a mixture of luminescent shapes and integrated circuits – along with colour along the architectural lines of the Vortex case. That same colour also makes an appearance on the Vortex Gamma’s dial, as well as the 12 links of the half-trailing hour chain, an essential part of the watch’s movement.
Vortex Gama allows for an unprecedented bespoke experience and a truly personalised setting for the HL2.0 in-house movement.
The first three examples of the Vortex Gamma – presented in black with yellow accents, black with red accents, and neon yellow with black accents – will be limited to eight pieces per color, priced at 170,000 CHF (about $177,120).