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Hautlence Vortex Bronze Hands-On

Jason Pitsch

Already available in titanium, blackened titanium, and red gold – the unusually shaped Hautlence Vortex, is now available in bronze. Bronze is a unique alloy that consists primarily of copper and is traditionally combined with metals such as tin, aluminum, and zinc. It is a very hard metal and can gain a unique patina over time as it oxidizes. In watches, this patina, arguably, is the desired effect. The introduction of the Vortex Bronze is in-line with some other timepieces that were introduced this year, such as the Black Bay Bronze from Tudor, or the Carl Brashear Limited Edition from Oris. The Vortex has an unmistakable case shape that is neither a cushion, rectangle, or square. Looking at the face of the watch, the sides are wider at the bottom and taper towards the top. A section of the strap

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Hautlence Conception d'Exception Vortex

First launched in 2010, Hautlence debuts another Concept d’Exception timepiece this month called: Vortex. The Vortex timepiece displays half-trailing hours, retrograde minutes and a power-reserve indicator. The display changes every hour, as the entire regulating organ rotates 60 degrees every 60 minutes. Inside is a redesigned and reinterpreted version of the innovative in-house automatic calibre HR2.0 presented in the first Concept d’Exception. Hautlence collaborated with the prominent Parisian design studio BBDC (Berra Blanquer Design Consultants) to create Vortex’s eye-catching and state-of-the-art design inspired by contemporary architecture. Vortex is available with three elegant straps that can interchanged with the included screwdriver. It is paired with a black Louisiana alligator leather strap with large square scales, a black hornback crocodile leather strap with red topstitching or a black rubber strap, each equipped with a folding clasp in grade 2 titanium with a

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