Introducing: The Habring² Erwin, A Jumping Seconds Watch With The In-House Caliber A11S
The most recent Felix watch close to its new kin, the Erwin.
Richard Habring is a veteran watchmaker whose profession started in 1985 at the watchmaking school in Karlstein a der Thaya, Austria. He completed a tourbillon while still an understudy, and consequently worked under the late Günter Blümlein at IWC, where he was liable for building up the rattrapante chronograph module, based on a Valjoux/ETA 7750 base, utilized by IWC in the Portuguese Chrono-Rattrapante. He and his significant other Maria dispatched Habring² in 2004, and in 2014 they presented their first completely in-house development, the type A11. It appeared in the Felix wristwatch , and now with the new Erwin watch, Habring² brings its unmistakable hopping seconds complication and its in-house development together.
Erwin is the most recent hopping seconds watch from Habring² and the first to utilize the in-house type A11 movement.
The Erwin is a similar 38.5mm across as the Felix, however on account of the expansion of the hopping seconds module, it’s marginally thicker than the Felix at 9mm. The Felix is, in its base design, just 7mm thick, albeit the expansion of discretionary complications will obviously in wrinkle the thickness. The overall slenderness of Erwin, as per Habring², is halfway because of the general levelness of the base development – type A11 is 30mm x 4.7mm – and furthermore somewhat because of Habring² updating the bouncing seconds module with this objective in mind.
The in general pattern at Habring² has been away from the utilization of provided base developments, and towards more noteworthy vertical reconciliation. With type A11 and A11S (the last is the form of A11 utilized in Erwin, with the expansion of the hopping/loser seconds module) this pattern proceeds. One component not made completely at Habring² is the equilibrium spring, anyway balance jumps on types A11 and A11s are given in a chronometer grade by Austria-based Carl Haas , and last planning of the equilibrium springs and arrangement of the terminal bend is dealt with on location at Habring²’s workshop. The A11S is physically wound and has a 48-hour power reserve.
A more contemporary interpretation of the Erwin, with a significantly more straightforward dial and hand configuration.
The Erwin is at present accessible for $6,200 from Habring². This is a somewhat amazing cost for a high-grade in-house development with an in-house bouncing seconds complication. The Felix watch has likewise had another plan added to the accessible choices; it will presently be offered with a brushed silver dial and red gold-plated hands and markers, as seen below.
The Erwin watch with Habring²-planned hopping seconds module is offered in a tempered steel case, 38.5mm x 9.0mm, 30m water opposition, with sapphire gems front and back. Development, type A11S, in-house; focus hours, minutes, and hopping seconds; 28,800 vph, hand-twisted with 48 hour power hold. KIF stun assurance, running in 21 gems, hand-finished; Carl Haas chronometer-grade balance spring. View all Habring² assortments at Habring2.com.