Thursday, March 7, 2013
Jumping to a new beat: Habring² Jumping Seconds
Habring is a well regarded Austrian brand run by husband and wife team Richard and Maria Kristina Habring, hence the name Habring².
In the world of complications, the small complication stands for the core values of Habring²; reliable everyday technology with a certain something. The many used Chezard calibres from the 1950s when the Jumping Seconds models were introduced back in 2005, but this was replaced with the in-house development of the calibre A07, based on the predecessor ETA-Valgranges, which formed the backbone of the range.
The standard of the Habring² introduction line since 2009, the so-called "Time", will in future apply to the jump seconds hand. Namely: the in-house manufacture of mainplate and bridges. The previous calibres A07 and A07M will become the A09S and A09MS, recognisable by - among others - the new finish.
The modularity of the A09S and A09MS will remain unchanged. Alongside manual and automatic winding, the calibres also offer a classic date display, power reserve display, second time zone, moon phase display or even a calendar.
All of these displays are available for retrofitting to existing Habring² watches. Even the inclusion of a tourbillon visible on the rear is possible.
New Jumping Seconds Moon Phase
Meanwhile the moon phase display with an enlarged moon at 6 o'clock is completely new. The visual appearance has also changed: the new black dial with its characteristic illuminated numbers coupled with a fully satinised stainless steel case is reminiscent of the pilots' watches of the 40s and 50s. Even though the magnetic field protection required in those days is no longer necessary, it is available on request. This is made possible by a development that will be incorporated in the Habring² manufacture movement coming in 2014.
The components of the anti-magnetic escapement designed in accordance with the Swiss anchor escapement will be made of non-ferrous metals. They render conventional magnetic field screening unnecessary and therefore allow an untarnished view of the movement through the standard sapphire crystal back.
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