Three New Habring² Central Minute Counter Chronographs

November 8, 2012 | Habring


Chrono ZM 42 mm (double pusher with central minutes)

Austrian watchmaker Habring², has just announced three new central minute counter chronographs. Unlike the configuration seen on the vast majority of chronographs — where the minutes are counted on a small subdial — the Habring Central Minute Chronos count the minutes via a central hand that utilizes the entire dial to indicate the elapsed time. The advantage being that the minutes are much easier to read at a glance. It is not surprising that the same brand who makes affordable timepieces such as a full-time foudroyante (with dead second), a crown operated chronograph and a split-seconds chronograph — produced this.


Habring² Doppel 2.0 Split-Seconds Chronograph

April 23, 2012 | Habring


Austrian watch company Habring², the same guys who made this foudryante and dead seconds timepiece, recently introduced a new split-seconds chronograph - the Habring² Doppel 2.0.

Twenty years ago, under the tutelage Günter Blümlein, Richard Habring played a major role in the development of a split-seconds complication, but instead of using a column-wheel based movement, his idea utilized a more affordable and easier to service cam and lever based design. The rear-mounted split-seconds wheel design was granted a patent (DE4209580A). The patent held by Habring's former employer IWC has now expired, and so Habring has produced a timepiece that utilizes the movement design under his own brand name.


Habring Foudroyante and Dead Seconds

December 9, 2011 | Habring

Habring Foudroyante and Dead Seconds

The founder of Austrian watch brand Habring was at my hotel bar in Dresden, Germany a few nights ago and I had a chance to sit down with him to learn about the brand and shoot a short video clip (below) of the Habring Foudryante and Dead Seconds timepiece.