Maria & Richard Habring presented their Doppel 2.0 in the spring of 2012 and the new model was well received by the aficionados of reliable and affordable Haute Horlogerie . This innovative timepiece was produced in intentionally strict limitation of just 20 units and was gone in a flash.
The ultimate achievement for the young brand and therefore the highlight of 2012 was winning the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the international Watch Oscars, in the “sports watch” category. It is the first time in the history of the award that it has travelled across the Swiss border to the neighbouring alpine country. This year, the innovative Austrian watch brand goes a step further by unveiling the Doppel 3, a wealthy successor to its award winning Doppel 2.0 timepiece.
Whilst the Doppel 2.0 was the logical further development of the original Doppel from the year 1992, the Doppel 3 takes things a step further. The Doppel 3 is even closer to its roots, namely the sports stopwatches of the 1960s. The dials in silver, grey and black with silver coloured sub-dials and red appliqués are even easier to read. The Doppel 3 is also a step further than its immediate predecessors with regard to technology. Reduced to just one button for the chronographs start-stop-zero functions, it bridges the gap to the pocket watches with timing functions and rattrapante that were the benchmark in the pre-electronic age.
Of course, the A08MR-MONO calibre has all the hallmarks of the small manufacturer in addition to the ingenious proprietary split-seconds mechanism. Chronometer precise measurement and superior reliability are the result of small-scale serial production and assembly. The Doppel 3 will be shipped starting in the early summer at a price of €6.750. The quantity will be in line with the limited edition of Doppel 2.0, namely 20 units per year.
In addition to the Doppel 3 the split-seconds function will be included in the Habring² modular system with immediate effect. It is now available on request, for instance in combination with the recently introduced centre-based minute counter (3.1) or the full calendar.
Habring² A08MR-MONO movement
Hour, minute display, small running seconds hand
Stop-seconds hand and 30-minute counter, split-seconds hand
Triovis fine adjustment
Escapement parts in chronometer quality
Shock-proof in accordance with DIN and NIHS
48-hour power reserve when fully wound
101 service-relevant individual components
Stainless steel, three-part, screwed, 42 mm diameter
Water-resistant to the depth equivalent of 50 metres
Concave sapphire glass, non-reflective coating on both sides
Double-sealed crown, sapphire glass base
Engraved selective serial number 01 – 2013 bis 20 – 2013 between the lugs at 6 o’clock
Silver, grey or black galvanised metal dial with rhodanised numbers and hour indexes with Superluminova coating
Polished, rhodanised, thread hands with Superluminova coating
Oxidized counter hands, lacquered chrono seconds hand and split-seconds hand