The Habring Felix and new A11 movement
September 18, 2014
To celebrate 10 years in business, small Austrain watchmaker, Habring, has developed their first movement. According to the brand, the movement was not only developed in Austria but will also largely be manufactured and assembled there as well. It is called the A11, which refers to “Austria” and the fact that it started development in “2011.”
The caliber A11 will act as the base movement which will power all Habring watches going forward. In the watch shown, the movement is called the A11B (B is for Basis). The manually wound, three-quarter plate caliber beats at 4Hz, has a 48-hour power reserve, 18 jewels and 99 total components. It has a tangential screw fine adjustment system, anti-magnetic escapement with a Carl Haas hairspring in chronometer quality, KIF shock protection pursuant to DIN and NIHS and it has elaborately refined by hand with polished edges, decorative engravings, perlage and so on.
The new Felix wristwatch comes in a sleek 38.5 mm by 7 mm three pat stainless steel case. It is fully polished and has a convex sapphire crystal. The crown is double-sealed, as is the sapphire crystal caseback.
The dial is silver-white in granulated metal with black print and polished, black oxidized steel hands. The minimalist design looks great. You can choose between either an Arabic or Roman numeral “12.” And by request, you can have the small seconds function omitted, for an even cleaner look.
Water-resistance is 30 meters. The serial number is engraved between the lugs at 6 o’clock. The Habring Felix is paired with a light brown leather strap. The retail price is approximately $5,700.
For more, visit Habring.