Austria based luxury watch maker Habring² unveils new and sportier Time Only Pilot and Time Date Pilot models inspired from the Jumping Second Pilot timepiece, which won the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve.
The dial with its characteristic illuminated numbers coupled with a fully satinised stainless steel case is reminiscent of the service watches of the 40s and 50s. Whilst the Time-Date Pilot with its matt-black dial and easily readable large date at the three o’clock position remains loyal to the design of its grandfathers, the two new variants of the Time-Only with galvanized dials in grey and blue are completely new interpretations of the “everyday watch”.
All share the same Habring² “tractor” in the form of the tried and tested A09 calibre available both as a handwound model (A09M) and the exclusive, double-effect, automatic winding system (A09).
The pilot’s watch models are sportier versions of the classic Time-Only and Time-Date models that remain in the program.
Habring² A09 or A09M movements
Hours and minutes, small second at 9h (A09D with date at 3h)
Manual (A09M) or automatic winding mechanism (A09)
Shock-proof pursuant to DIN and NIHS
15 rubies (A09M) or 21 rubies (A09)
48-hour power reserve when fully wound
64 (A09) or 57 (A09M) service-relevant components
Matt stainless steel, three screwed parts, titanium case available on request
Waterproof to the depth equivalent of 50 metres
Concave sapphire glass, non-reflective coating on both sides, negative pressure protection
Double-sealed crown, sapphire glass base
Engraved selective serial number 01 – 2013 (year of manufacture) to 12 – 2013 between the lugs at 6 o’clock
Matte black galvanized silver dial with appliqué numbers and hour indices with Superluminova coating or galvanized blue or galvanized grey dial with appliqué numbers and hour indices with Superluminova coating
Polished, galvanised thread hands with Superluminova coating
Choice of various leather and micro-fibre watch straps
Three-part wooden case made of brushed and oiled Douglas pine (”Oregon Pine”)with built-in spare parts holder and spare parts set
Time Only Pilot, hand-wound, 2.850 euro
Time Only Pilot, automatic, 3.150 euro
Time Date Pilot, automatic, 3.550 euro