HABRING NEW RELEASE: FELIX + JUMPING SECOND = ERWIN
Since the release of Felix in 2014, the in-house developed calibre A11 movement in which Felix was powered has slowly been integrated into the Habring family of watches – with the exception of the chronographs and thanks to the intelligent design of calibre A11, a number of new developments in this movement enabled Habring2 to modify A11B (Basis) into A11S (Jumping Second) and so Felix now has a twin brother named Erwin.
Erwin’s attractive design lies very firmly within the aesthetics of its older brother, Felix but does away with the small sub-dial at 9 o’clock, showing running seconds and instead integrates a centre second hand which displays the fascinating dead beat centre second ‘tick’, clearly setting it apart from Felix and most other mechanical watches for that matter! The 38.5mm case diameter and slim 9mm depth means that A11S is housed inside a slim enough watch case to comfortably sit underneath a shirt cuff and is much flatter in comparison to the earlier Jumping Second models from Habring2.
The in-house escapement has been fine adjusted via a tangential screw and Carl Haas balance spring – fine timed to chronometer quality and KIF shockproof pursuant to DIN and NIHS. The 100% made in Austria case uses sapphire crystal top and bottom, a double sealed crown and has its own unique consecutive serial number engraved between the lugs at 6 o’clock.
Currently Erwin is available in two dial variations – a silver/white granular metal dial with polished, black oxidised hands or a silver brushed metal dial with red gold plated ‘sword’ shaped hands, which gives a subtle nod to the classic watch designs of the 1950s.
Erwin is available at 5450 Euros and will be available to view online or in-store at our Leicester boutique.