Play Time

Haut­lence pro­duces a re­minder that we should all al­low a lit­tle time for fun

Bespoke - - WHOA! -

Made from aerospace grade ti­ta­nium, the Play­ground Labyrinth is a watch made by Haut­lence that doesn’t even even tell the time. In­stead, it fea­tures a beau­ti­fully crafted game in which you nav­i­gate an 18-karat 5N rose gold ball around an 18-karat white gold maze fea­tur­ing a ver­ti­cal satin fin­ish and di­a­mond-lapped an­gles. So, if it’s not a watch then why does it need a crown, on its right-hand side? Well, that’s ac­tu­ally how you crank the me­chan­i­cal lift that trans­ports the ball from the un­der­side of the dial up to the start­ing point of the maze. Clearly Haut­lence, founded as it was in 2004, has a re­bel­lious streak and the com­pany’s choice of Eric Can­tona as brand am­bas­sador cer­tainly con­firms this. In fact, in an ac­com­pa­ny­ing pro­mo­tional video for the 12,300 USD watch on the brand’s web­site, the flam­boy­ant ex-foot­baller gri­maces at the cam­era while telling the viewer to “take your time’ and “break the rules”. If you’re in­ter­ested then act fast as only 36 Play­ground Labyrinth watches will be made.

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