With the new Perpetual Doppel Chronograph, Maria and Richard Habring — Habring2 refers to the couple — are adding their most complicated timepiece to date.
For the small independent Austrian brand, this is certainly an excellent way to celebrate its 15th anniversary.
The new Perpetual Doppel Chronograph comes in a round 43 mm x 12 mm stainless steel case housing the Swiss/Austrian manual-wind Habring2 caliber A11P beating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) with a power reserve of 45 hours. The renowned Habring2 split-seconds chronograph is here integrated by a Dubois-Depraz perpetual calendar module.
This is the latest of a series of in-house calibres built on the base of the hand-wound A11 movement (A for Austria and 11 for 2011 when development started) . This modular movement, the first to be developed in Austria, was launched in 2014 (you can read about it here).
Featuring fine adjustment via tangential screw and an amagnetic escapement with a Carl Haas balance spring offering chronometer quality, the new A11P movement is meticulously refined by hand with polished bevels, decorative grinding, and Perlage. Functions are: hours, minutes, day, date, month, leap year and moonphase, monopusher split seconds chronograph with 30 minute counter at 12 o'clock.
The domed AR-coated sapphire crystal protects a silver galvanized metal dial with red-gilded Arabic numbers. The red-gilded hands are integrated by hands in thermally blued steel for the stop function.
Thanks to the double sealed stainless steel crown, the watch is water resistant to 30 meters / 100 feet.
The price of the Habring2 Perpetual Doppel Chronograph is Euro 21,500. habring2.com