Hautlence is notorious for its extravagant, whimsical watches which are so not suitable for the masses. The Vortex Primary by Eric Cantona is no exception. The watch captivates due to its unusual time display and impressive colors. We are officially in love.
The Hautlence Vortex Primary was developed in collaboration with the french soccer player Eric Cortana. The most distinctive feature of this watch are the stain glass windows. Most watch manufacturers use clear sapphire crystal, Hautlence used in this watch also red, blue and yellow sapphire crystal. This makes the design of the Vortex Primary both absolutely unique and beautiful.
The timepiece weighs only 48 grams which is remarkable due to its size of 50 x 52 x 18 mm. The case is made from titan and equipped with a black PVD coating. It is only water-resistant up to 1 atm so the watch should not come in contact with water.
The Vortex Primary is powered by the Hautlence HLR 2.0 in-house calibre. It is composed from 522 pieces, works with 18,000 vibrations per hour and provides a power reserve of 40 hours. Since the back of the watch is made from different colored glass as well, the calibre can be watched while doing its work.
The Hautlence Vortex Primary lacks a traditional dial. The hours are displayed at 9 o’clock by a 12-link chain hinged on a pallet system. The speed regulator ensures that the hours display changes smoothly over a period of 3-4 seconds. It completes 48 revolutions at each hour change. The numerals are coated with Super-LumiNova. The minutes are displayed retrograde with the minute hand jumping back to its origin every hour.
At 6 o’clock the owner can watch the tirelessly working balance wheel, beside it the power reserve is displayed.
The Hautlence Vortex Primary features two different straps: one made of Louisiana alligator leather, one made of rubber. The leather one is black, the rubber one not necessarily, one can choose between black, red, blue, yellow or white.
The Vortex Primary Eric Cortana is a limited edition of only 18 pieces and is priced at $199.500. A true collectable and exceptional beautiful Haute Horlogerie.