The brainchild of Richard and Maria, Habring is probably the smallest watch manufacturer in southern Austria. They are independent watchmakers who have taken the industry by storm since they started their operations back in 2014. Do not let the size of the company fool you as they are known to make exclusive, affordable, stylish, sturdily-built, classy, high-quality, and no-nonsense watches for a select group of collectors.
Their products are also known to have substantial chronometric credentials. They feature outsourced base movement and often introduce unusual complications like lighting seconds (foudroyante) and jumping/deadbeat seconds. The duo has a fascinating collection of watches, and some of them include:
Habring X TimeZone Erwin Jumping Seconds
It is one of the products that Richard and his wife manufactured with in-house caliber A11S mechanical hand-wound movement. The incredibly gorgeous watch presents center mounted jumping second hand, minute hand, and hour hand. Owners get to enjoy 48 hours of power reserve and tangential screw that facilitates fine adjustment. It also comes with 21 rubies and worth noting is that it is refined elaborately by hand with decorative grinding, polished edges, and perlage among many others. The watch contains 126 parts with 65 of them being service related individual parts. It comes in Oregon-pine box with spare parts and papers (extra hands and case back). They are limited edition of 21 each that has its number.
With steel blued leaf-shaped steel dials or hands, the ring-a-ding-ding has both minute and hour hands, as well as a small second hand, found at nine o clock. The watch presents an attractive case with Titan Grade 5 (bezel polished and case back) and Grade 2 mid-section. Clients can get steel cases on request. It is also waterproof up to 30 meters. Just like the other varieties, it is elaborately refined by hand with perlage, decorative engravings, and polished edges, etc. It also features Dubois-Depraz 5 minute repeater module that chimes full hours (ding) with a maximum of eleven complete five-minute intervals.
Habring Modular Table Clock
You do not always have to keep looking at your wristwatch to know the precise time. All this is thanks to the stylish masterpiece known as the modular table clock by Habring. It presents intricately handmade mechanical inline movement. The watch winds by key and has a power reserve of ten days when it is fully wound. Thermally blued steel hands indicate the minutes and hours. The product is consecutively signed and numbered “Habring” with a certificate. Its unique appearance has gold plated and frosted bridges and plates. The base features authentic Dresden sandstone or untreated precious wood
Felix the Fortunate
A new starter model by Habring, Felix the Fortunate that does not include the module system from the manufacturer. Its movement represents the simplest mechanical method for measuring time the A11B. The model is leaner than the other available options and mostly focuses on the essential. Remarkable case height and 38.5mm diameter make the watch exceptionally attractive in a contemporary manner. Satinated silver or fine grains white dial add to its beautiful looks. It has 99 parts with 50 that are service relevant single components.
COS (Crown Operated System) is the exclusively patented world novelty from Habring. The watch utilizes a Chronograph that is entirely operable without buttons, pushers, and any other operating devices. To activate its stop function, a person has to turn the crown until they feel resistance.
It can be automatically or hand wound. The movement caliber is AO8COS. Manufacturer's only availing limited quality. It is shock protected according to NIHS and DIN. It has 17 jewels when hand wound and 25 jewels when it is automatically bound. Its power reserve is approximately 48 hours after being wound fully.
The Little Habring
It is a suitable option for individuals who do not like to rock wristwatches that are too large. It uses in-house movement A11MS, A11M A08M-Mono or AO9 MD the latter which are based on train gear of ETA 7750. It boasts of Triovis in regulation and shock-proof pursuant to NIHS and DIN.
The watch dawns 18 to 21 rubies depending on its movement. The product also has 61, 66, or 67 service related components. It offers users 45-hour power reserve when it is fully wound. It presents a simple yet sophisticated look that many love.
Felix + Jumping Second = Erwin
The watch from Habring is just as attractive as Felix the Fortunate only that it is a little bit plump. It fits comfortably even beneath the snuggest- fitting sleeve cuffs. It is enabled by the flatter jumping second. Adjusted and hand-mounted escarpment parts determine the heartbeat of the product. These are made in-house in an old-fashioned sense. The dial comes with second markers and the second-hand jumps with excellent precision from one market to the next. The innovative dial style features a discreet brushed metal finish that is entirely smooth. It has 21 rubies and provides 48 hours of power reserve with hand-wound movement.
The Doppel 3
The watch from Habring looks like stopwatches from the 1960’s.The dials are available grey and black with silver-colored subdials. It also features red appliques that make it easier to read. The product only has a single button for chronographs start-stop-zero functions.
Timing functions bridge the gap to pocket watches in regards to timing functions. It is a mechanical, manual winding wristwatch. It uses caliber AO8MR-MONO for movement. The product has 101 service related individual components and 48-hour power reserve when it is wound fully.
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