The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
255 Hautlence Limited Edition and Stylish, Cushion-Shaped Jump Hour Retrograde, Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Titanium and Black DLC-Coated Stainless Steel, With Box, Reference HLS 02
Estimate: € 8,000 – 16,000
Model: Jump Hour Retrograde Minutes
Reference: HLS 02
Case Material: Pink Gold, Titanium and Black DLC-Coated Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Rubber
Case N°: N°12/88
Dimensions: 45 × 43 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
In 2004 Renaud de Retz and Guillaume Tetu founded the luxury watch manufacturer “Hautlence” with headquarters in Neuchâtel. The name “Hautlence” is an anagram of “Neuchatel”. Both founders previously accumulated experience at Longines, Jaeger-LeCoultre, LVMH and TAG Heuer, but decided a new approach to the interpretation of timepieces. The first models were powered by the manual winding movement Peseux 7001. To solve the problem of power loss at the retrograde minute display, one ventured a totally new approach and adopted the principle of the connecting rod known from locomotives. The brand is located in high price segment and pays strict attention to exclusivity. So of the respective model editions there is only a maximum of 88 pieces. The lot offered here is one of those limited editions that the brand wants to create, numbered 12/88, made in titanium brushed with black DLC-coated stainless steel bezel and sides with its large cushion-shape case and completed by down-turned lugs, transparent back with four special screws, curved sapphire crystals. The dial is very particular fully in 18k pink gold with recessed time indication, magnified window for the jumping Arabic hours on black chapter ring, recessed fan-shaped sector for the retrograde minutes, eccentric subsidiary seconds and completed by luminous pink skeleton arrow minute hand. Also called TV Screen due to its shape of 16:9 ratio this watch is a true pearl of engineering.