Maria and Richard Habring founded Habring² in 1997 in Volkermarkt, Austria. Richard Habrings career started as a watchmaker at IWC under the mentorship of Günter Blümlein. He had a major role in the development of the double chronograph. With help from his wife, they are creating watches that continue the remarkable horology of Austria. It all started in 2005 when Habring² set a new standard for seconds accurately jumping. In 2007 they were the first manufacturer to launch a movement with dead beat seconds. They won the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in the category “La Petite Aiguille” in November 2013
Here we have a 2014 Habring² Jumping Second Pilot that has a 42mm stainless steel case. The round case has brushed surfaces and gently curving lugs. At 52mm lug to lug length, the watch has great wrist presence. The brushed bezel holds a concave sapphire crystal. Its sunray blue dial captures the light perfectly as you rotate your wrist. An outer minute track is clearly marked. Applied Arabic 12, 3, 6 and 9 with batons in between coated in SuperLuminova sit in an inner circle. The hour and minute hands are polished and galvanised with SuperLuminova infill. On the reverse an exhibition case back with sapphire crystal. Inside a Manually Wound Habring Cal. A09MS, 20 Jewels. An early in-house developed deadbeat centre seconds. Based on the ETA/Valjoux 7750 train gear with a manual mechanism. Escapement parts meet Chronometer stands. KIF shock protection complies to DIN and NIHS standards. Perlage finishing.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with an original Habring box & Habring paperwork, plus the accessories as photographed. The watch comes paired with its original leather strap. The watch is from June 2014 and is in worn condition, however as you can see from the photos it is in great overall condition with few signs of wear. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
One of the main things I absolutely love about Habring2 is their attention to detail, from the intricacies of the dial down to the layout and unusual execution of the movement, Habring2 really do pay attention to the important details that turn a watch from a machine that tells time to an emotional object. This Jumping Second is so awesome and it's great to see how this movement and complication is now getting the respect it deserves from all collectors.