Not some time in the past, we explored a watch that numerous gatherers and watch enthusiasts love (and for valid justifications), the Habring² Doppel-Felix . Additionally, we investigated the “simple” 3-hand version named Felix . The common string going through them? The same pared-down plan and a similar base development made in-house (a significant accomplishment for a particularly little company). However, imagine a scenario where you take these two watches and attempt to discover one that will stand directly in the center. Indeed, the appropriate response is the Habring² Chrono-Felix.
It consistently shocks us to see a company such as Habring² show a particularly level of imagination – plan shrewd as well as far as specialized advancements. Amazing on the grounds that Habring² is really a genuine family business, established by a couple – Maria & Richard Habring. With two representatives they oversee to produce around 200 watches for every year… But no conventional cases with rethought developments. What they do are genuinely in-house-created watches (plan and developments). Indeed, when you consider the big picture, it isn’t that astounding knowing that Richard was a top-designer at IWC (he’s the man behind the DoppelChronograph).
In request to get complete independence from modern development makers and to have sufficient opportunity while making complications, Habring² presented in 2015 its first assembling type – the A11 – and the Felix scope of watches (to stamp the company’s tenth commemoration). The A11 has since advanced to become the main impetus behind notable complications, for example, the bouncing seconds hand, the lightning second (foudroyante) and the Rattrapante chronograph . The most recent development results from the work done on this Doppel-Felix, yet with one capacity eliminated to become a more customary chronograph.
The new Habring² Chrono-Felix has all the earmarks of being a “simple” chronograph, with little seconds and a 30-minute counter. Nonetheless, as consistently with Habring², things are marginally more complicated. The new calibre A11C-H1 is an alleged monopusher chronograph, as all the communications with the complication are executed by means of a solitary pusher situated at 2 o’clock – which works the beginning/stop/reset capacities. This requires a more complex instrument that a standard two-pusher chronograph.
The A11C-H1 is otherwise conventional for the brand. It depends on the 3-hand A11 with a coordinated chronograph (not a module later added). It is still hand-wound. The development ticks at 4Hz and flaunts a 48-hour power save. It comprises a few intriguing parts, such as proprietary escapement components, balance hairspring in chronometer quality and hostile to attractive properties. The development is extravagantly hand-got done with cleaned edges, embellishing etching, perlage, blued screws and the standard roundabout graining on the bridges.
As for the actual watch, the Habring² Chrono-Felix follow the way set by the other creations of the Felix arrangement. The general plan is spotless and refined, with reasonable proportions. Undoubtedly, on the opposite of numerous chronographs, Chrono-Felix remains rather little (38.5mm breadth) and pretty meager with a tallness of 10.5mm. The steel case has a similar shape as the 3-hand Felix and the silver-white grained dial, with insignificant engravings and markings, just as super-smooth hands, is additionally in the equivalent vein.
The Habring² Chrono-Felix is presently displayed at chosen Habring² accomplices and at the production in Austria and retails for EUR 6,250. More subtleties and orders at www.habring2.com .