Introduced in 2005, this particular version of the HABRING² “Time only” watch is a highly exclusive classic timepiece equipped with jumping seconds complication.
The cal. Chézard 116, an 11½ lines hand-winding movement, which has the unique and rare complication of a jumping centre second, replaces the ETA 6498-1 base movement in this particular model.
In addition to the exceptionally precise second display, the Chézard 116 features a standard hack second mechanism by pulling the crown, as well as a very peculiar function that assists in the exact setting of the time: slight pressure on the crown stops the second hand, until the pressure is relieved again, while the movement itself continues running. By this, the balance is not forced to restart and regain its former amplitude, inevitably resulting in a certain loss of accuracy.
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 three 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.
Model: HABRING² “Jumping Second”
Watertight stainless steel case with 42mm diameter, consisting of three parts; sapphire crystal, silver-coated metal-base dial with applied, gold-plated hour markers and numerals, polished gold-plated hands in slim design; hand-winding movement with screw balance wheel, adjusted to chronometer specifications; hand-sewn strap made from saddle-leather, individually numbered 01/2005 to 12/2005.