Not some time in the past, we looked into a watch that numerous authorities and watch fans love (and for valid justifications), the Habring² Doppel-Felix . Likewise, 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 serious accomplishment for a particularly little company). Yet, imagine a scenario in which you take these two watches and attempt to discover one that will stand directly in the center. All things considered, the appropriate response is the Habring² Chrono-Felix.
It consistently astounds us to see a company such as Habring² show a particularly level of innovativeness – plan insightful as well as far as specialized advancements. Astounding in light of the fact 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 nonexclusive cases with re-appropriated developments. What they do are genuinely in-house-created watches (plan and developments). Indeed, when you consider everything, it isn’t that astounding knowing that Richard was a top-engineer at IWC (he’s the man behind the DoppelChronograph).
In request to get complete independence from modern development producers 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 check the company’s 10th commemoration). The A11 has since developed to become the main impetus behind notable complications, for example, the hopping 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 gives off an impression of being a “simple” chronograph, with little seconds and a 30-minute counter. Be that as it may, as consistently with Habring², things are somewhat more complicated. The new calibre A11C-H1 is a purported monopusher chronograph, as all the cooperations with the complication are executed through a solitary pusher situated at 2 o’clock – which works the beginning/stop/reset capacities. This requires a more complex component that a standard two-pusher chronograph.
The A11C-H1 is generally 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 hold. It comprises a few intriguing parts, such as proprietary escapement components, balance hairspring in chronometer quality and against attractive properties. The development is extravagantly hand-got done with cleaned edges, beautifying 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 perfect and refined, with reasonable proportions. For sure, on the opposite of various chronographs, Chrono-Felix remains rather little (38.5mm width) and pretty flimsy 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 shown at chosen Habring² accomplices and at the production in Austria and retails for EUR 6,250. More subtleties and orders at www.habring2.com .