Swiss luxury watch brand Hautlence has announced a new agreement under which New York-based Totally Worth It will distribute Hautlence timepieces in the U.S.A. and Canada. Launched in 2004 and based in Neuchâtel, Hautlence produces innovative and imaginative timepieces in small numbers. Totally Worth It distributes several niche brands in North America.
Alexis Sarkissian, founder and chief executive officer of Totally Worth It, said in a media release: “Rarely opportunities arise to represent exceptional brands such as Hautlence and for experienced professionals to distinguish themselves and grow while providing personalized service to the trade and the most demanding collectors.”
Sarkissian is a former former president of Roger Dubuis with twenty years of watch industry experience. His goal is to represent “the best brands that will create passion and reaction from retailers, consumers and press.”
Hautlence – the name is an anagram for Neuchatel – was born out of the founders’ frustration with what they saw as a lack of original thinking in watchmaking. Like MB&F, Hautlence openly and proudly works with a select group of about 50 outside collaborators, known as “the College.” You can learn more about the brand at its official website: www.hautlence.com.
The Hautlence HL08. Technical information appears below the image.
Hand-wound, manufacture-made HL08 caliber with jumping hours and retrograde minutes, 24 jewels, 21,600 vph, Côtes de Genève, hand-chamfered bridges, individually numbered and engraved with 3N varnish, 40-hour power reserve
Jumping hours, retrograde minute and small seconds
Polished 18K white gold, 43.5 x 37 mm
Sapphire crystal with chamfered corners
Engraved sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 m
Intermediary plate with skeleton segments divided into separate 10-minutes zones, hour and seconds frames
Jumping-hour disc in tinted semi-opaque mineral glass
Black small seconds disc
Hand-sewn Louisiana alligator with 18K white gold buckle
HLc03: Round case with jumping-hour and retrograde-minute functions, dial can be personalized, 41mm
Limited Edition of 88 pieces.