* Felix + Jumping Second = Erwin
* Erwin is the latest model to be introduced by husband and wife team Habring2. Following on from their hugely sucessful and GPHG awarded manual wind watch Felix, Richard and Maria went back to the bench to re-develop their A11B in-house calibre movement to integrate a dead beat centre second hand. This added complication can now be seen in their new release - Erwin. Housing the new A11S movement, the small sub-dial at 9 o'clock showing running seconds (as used with Felix) has been removed and instead a centre second hand is used, but rather than 'sweep' like a standard mechanical second hand, this one 'ticks'!
* With a clean white dial and black oxidised hands, this beautifully simple watch shows total un-pretentious designing. No frills or unecessary embellishments, Erwin simply shows time in its own unique way.
Movement: Manual Wind with Dead Beat Seconds
Case: 38.5mm, Stainless Steel
Dial: White with Black Hands and Indices
Glass: Sapphire Crystal Top and Bottom
Water Resistance: 5ATM
Manufacturer No: A11S
Habring² can quite possibly lay claim to being the smallest watch manufacturer in the world, certainly the only watch manufacturer in Austria!
Maria and Richard Habring, who are the driving force behind Habring² founded the company in 1997 Volkermarkt, Austria in a fourth and fifth floor studio surrounded by lakes and mountains and proceeded to develop and produce a range of fine mechanical watches for which Austria was once so famous back in the 19th century.
Habring² produce a range of technically inventive mechanical watches such as tourbillons, the previously world exclusive and now much copied jumping second and a range of chronographs, which all share a classic, timeless design and are characterised by reliability and suitability for everyday wear.
Richard Habring, who’s career started as a watchmaker under his mentor Günter Blümlein at IWC played a major role in the development of the double chronograph and is now, with his wife Maria reconnecting with the great Austrian history of watchmaking by producing their own range of excellent mechanical wristwatches.