A specialist independent whose name is an anagram for Swiss canton, Neuchatel, Hautlence is known for unusual case construction, playful designs, and unconventional time displays. Since 2004, this modernist purveyor of mechanical novelties has attained the unusual distinction of designing and fabricating its own movements. Hautlence added its first-round watches and round movements in 2009, and it joined the MELB family of specialist brands alongside H. Moser & Cie. in 2012. Today’s Hautlence offers grand complications, whimsical accessories led by the “Labyrinth” wrist maze, and avant garde design.