In 2006, Habring² launched limited series of watches equipped with rare automatic movements: the Felsa cal. 690 and cal. 760.
While the Felsa 690 as a basic version shows the clear geometry of a watch with hands for hour, minute and second only (it therefore looks like the “Jumping Second”), the Felsa 760 is a bit more refined: the watch connoisseur will highly value the power reserve display at 9, the classic screwed balance with the free-sprung hairspring, “Incastar” regulator and the optional date window at 4.
Here are some specifications of the HABRING2 – “Automatic”: Watertight stainless steel case with 42mm diameter, consisting of three parts (precious metal cases on specific demand); sapphire crystal, silver- or copper-coated, or black galvanized metal-base dial with applied, gold-plated or rhodinised hour markers and numerals, polished gold-plated or rhodinised hands in slim design; self-winding movement with screw balance wheel, adjusted to chronometer specifications; hand-sewn strap made from saddle-leather, individually numbered 01/2006 to 12/2006.
Of course, the “Automatic”, too, is integrated into the modular concept, offering several additional functions as option. First of all, a pointer date and a full calendar are offered on customers’ demand. Also new are dial variants in copper with rhodinised hour markers and hands, and in galvanised black with rhodinised and luminous markers and hands. These dial variants are also available for the “Time Only” and the “Jumping Second”.
The “Automatic” thus perfectly complements the small, but exclusive HABRING2 collection. Like its preceding “Time Only” and “Jumping Second”, movement and case of the “Automatic” are prepared already from the beginning to be upgraded to even higher exclusivity at a later time.
Each HABRING2 is delivered in a useful travel pouch, made from natural saddle-leather, which is closed by means of the integrated spare strap and buckle. The packing is completed by a handmade three-part wooden box, made from brushed and oiled Oregon-pine. In its integrated compartment, a spare crown, complete set of gaskets and a set of hands are included with the watch.
All parts are made by Austrian family-owned manufacturers. The materials used are chosen according to ecological principles, and are disposable or recyclable without any harm to the environment, which is another premiere in the segment of high-end horology.