With Hautlence unsigned Passport card, instructions, polishing cloth, loupe, oval leather case inside fitted wooden presentation box with plaque inscribed Hautlence HL02-80/88 and outer packaging.
The present watch is no. 80 of a limited edition of 88 examples.
Hautlence was founded by the three friends, Renaud de Retz, Guillaume Tetu and François Quentin, the name an anagram of the Swiss town Neuchâtel where the brand is located.
The watches are fitted with a manual winding regulator movement developed by the Hautlence College, the dimensions of the large and slightly domed cases represent the 16:9 ratio of a television screen, measuring 43.5 mm. in length, 37 mm. in height and a thickness of 10.5 mm. Most notably are the innovative mechanics of the watch, consisting of an unusual array of rods driving the hour disc. The uncommon time is read on a double device consisting of a jumping hour display and retrograde minutes. The intriguing rods, reminiscent of past trains, are driving the jumping hour disc. As soon as the minute hand reaches 60, a device activated by a central cam provokes the end of the rod to arm a small spring with an inertia block which, in turn, drives the rotation of the hour disc.