Habring² Chrono COS TimeZone 20th Anniversary Edition

This timepiece was created to mark the 20th anniversary of the online watch discussion forum TimeZone.

TimeZone was founded in 1995. It is internationally recognized as the world’s oldest and largest online watch community. In 2015 to mark its 20th anniversary, Time Zone collaborated with the independent watchmaking team of Maria and Richard Habring of Habring² to create a limited edition watch.

Based on the Habring² Chrono CS, the TimeZone 20th Anniversary watch is a limited edition of 20 pieces. It is equipped with a mechanical hand-wound chronograph movement.

It has a 42mm diameter case made of stainless steel.

Technical details

Model: Habring² Chrono COS TimeZone 20th Anniversary Edition

Movement
Caliber A08MCOS mechanical hand-wound chronograph movement based on the ETA Valgranges wheel train
Indication of hours, minutes and seconds at 9h; indication of chrono-seconds and chrono-minutes (30) at 3h
Patented COS chronograph operation by rotating the winding crown to start, stop, or reset
Tangential screw fine regulation system
Antimagnetic escapement with Carl Haas hairspring and balance wheel in chronometer quality
Hand finished detailing
Incabloc shock protection pursuant to DIN and NIHS
Hand-wound 17 jewels, 84 component parts, 28,800 beats per hour and with a 48-hour power reserve

Dial
Rhodiated galvanized metal
Sunken registers with circular finish
Telemeter scale in blood-red
Hour markers in dark navy blue
Grained center dial is coated with a special filter to minimize reflections
Polished and heat-blued steel feuille (leaf-shaped) hands
Polished and heat-blued steel baton hands

Case
42mm 316L stainless steel in three parts with brushed and polished finish
Flat bezel
Domed sapphire glass coated with anti-glare on both sides
Double crown seal, sapphire glass base
Solid stainless steel caseback, individually numbered
Unique translucent blue sapphire crystal display black with silver TimeZone logo, Habring² and “20thAnniversary”
Water-resistant to 5 bar (50metres)

Strap
Bespoke super supple deer skin strap with tang buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 20, each individually numbered
Presented in a handmade Oregon-pine box with papers and spare parts (caseback and extra hands)