Maria and Richard Habring founded Habring² in 2004 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 their double chronograph. With help from his wife, they are creating watches that continue the remarkable horology of Austria.
This 2015 Habring² Felix Blue has a 39mm stainless steel round case. Long slim lugs with a lug to lug length of 46mm will ensure a comfortable fit on your wrist. At 9mm thick it has an elegant profile. Polished and brushed surfaces transition perfectly, capturing the light as you move your wrist. Its polished bezel holds a flat sapphire crystal. On the right side a screw-down crown with double seals. Between the lugs at 6 o’clock you will find the consecutive engraved serial number. The dial's sunray blue has a granular texture. White Arabic 12 with white slim baton indexes marking the hours. At 9 o’clock a recessed sub-seconds register. Elegant steel slim baton hands finish off this classic dial. On the reverse an exhibition case back with sapphire crystal. Inside a Manually Wound Habring Cal. A11B, 18 Jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. An antimagnetic escapement with a Carl Haas hairspring to Chronometer standards. KIF shock protection complies to DIN and NIHS standards. This in-house movement has only 99 parts of which 50 are serviceable. Its decoration is done by expert hands. Fitted on a 20mm mesh bracelet.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with an original Habring box & Habring paperwork, plus accessories as photographed. The watch comes paired with its stainless steel bracelet, spare links included. The watch is from November 2015 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 Felix is stunning and I think it is an affordable competitor to the FP Journe Chronometre Bleu, but stands confidently on its own grounds.