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Hautlence Unveils The Vagabonde X Black Badger Watch

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Hautlence Unveils The Vagabonde X Black Badger Watch


The Vagabonde X Black Badger is the definition of unique

Born of the meeting of two brands and two universes, both different but connected by a shared sense of aesthetics and an exceptional, slightly unorthodox mindset, the Vagabonde X Black Badger model marks the collaboration between Hautlence and designer James Thompson a.k.a. Black Badger. Hautlence

Specialising in innovative materials which he uses in his own distinctive way, James Thompson is also known as the “Master of Glow” a reference to Badgerite. This 3D luminescent composite which he usually works with brings a unique, artistic approach to everything he touches including this timepiece.

Colours Make All The Difference

The new Vagabonde X Black Badger focuses on the interplay of volumes and contrast, the tension between black and bright colours, and the interaction between the positive and negative space. A fine reinterpretation of the wandering hours model with four hands.


This project arose out of the meeting of two universes and two personalities. Appreciating Hautlence’s aesthetic and the TV screen shape of its signature case, James Thompson immediately saw the full potential of the Vagabonde model. Drawing upon his expertise with luminescent material, he would “badgerise” the dial, appropriating its aesthetic by enriching it with 3D Badgerite elements.

A Brighter Display

This material, a Super-LumiNova-filled ceramic composite, was created in Hautlence’s signature orange colour. Using light as a tool in his work, James wanted to create a piece that would be as beautiful to look at in the daytime as it was at night-time.

On the base dial, featuring a frosted finish, the sapphire minute dial adds another level to the look of this model. Inside a central disc, the hours rotate, turning on their own axis to mark the passing hours. Driving the rotation of the hour discs, featuring a matt black finish, the B30 bidirectional self-winding movement guarantees a minimum power reserve of three days.Hautlence

A Better Calibre

This calibre is based on a manufacture movement designed in collaboration with H. Moser & Cie., which Hautlence developed in a modular way to create this stunning piece. This adds to the unique look of the timepiece as well.

In steel, the TV screen-shaped case of the Vagabonde X Black Badger model has been redesigned, offering water resistance to 10 ATM. Retaining its balanced proportions, it is equipped with a bevelled sapphire crystal and a fluted crown with a rubber ring in the same blue as the integrated rubber strap.Hautlence

Interested? Visit the Official Hautlence Website to find out more about this new timepiece.


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