Creative horological studio Massena LAB presents Habring² x Massena LAB Chrono Felix Perpetual, the LAB-CFP, a monopusher chronograph and perpetual calendar, a rare combination and a technical accomplishment from Maria and Richard Habring.
The LAB-CFP marks Massena LAB’s fourth official collaboration with Habring² following 2018’s ERWIN LAB01, 2020’s ERWIN LAB02, and, most recently, the ERWIN LAB03, released in 2021. Significantly, this is Massena LAB’s first collaboration with Habring² to feature the brand new reference from Habring², the Chrono Felix Perpetuel.
The dial of the Habring² x Massena LAB-CFP is inspired by the Patek Philippe reference 1518, an iconic perpetual calendar chronograph first introduced in the 1940s.
The influence of this “grail watch” is particularly visible in the use of applied, Arabic numerals for the hour markers on the dial of the Massena LAB-CFP. Inspired by the film negatives used in the analogue photography, the monochromatic, black-and-steel dial of the LAB-CFP is striking, high-contrast, and easily legible.
The LAB-CFP is a monopusher chronograph perpetual calendar which displays hours and minutes, day of the week (at 3 o’clock), month and leap year indicator (at 6 o’clock), day of the month (at 9 o’clock) and moonphase (at 12 o’clock). Also at 12 o’clock is the chronograph’s thirty minute counter.
The LAB-CFP is powered by an all-new, in-house caliber from Habring². The manual-winding A11CP caliber offers a power reserve of 48 hours. This 21 jewel movement beats at 28,800 half oscillations per hour.
Monopusher chronograph with a perpetual calendar is both a rare watch complication and a technical feat. Apart from Patek Philippe, Habring² is the only manufacture to produce timepieces that combine these two complications.
The LAB-CFP features an original, Massena-LAB-designed, stepped case made from 316L stainless steel. It measures 38.5mm diameter. The stepped case was chosen not only to reference past vintage models, but also to disguise its three correctors, which are pushed to manipulate the date, day of the week, and moon phase.
Paired with a black, nubuck alligator strap made by Jean Rousseau Paris exclusively for Massena LAB, the Habring² x Massena LAB Chrono Felix Perpetual (LAB-CFP) will be delivered in a wooden presentation box made from Douglas fir, a sustainable material, along with a Massena LAB NFC card, and a two-year guarantee. The Habring² LAB-CFP is priced at $24,995 USD.
Model: Habring² x Massena LAB Chrono Felix Perpetual (LAB-CFP)
Hours, minutes, monopusher chronograph with thirty minute counter, perpetual calendar (day of month, day of week, month, moonphase, leap year indicator)
Manual-winding, Habring² caliber A11CP
28,800 half oscillations per hour (4Hz)
Power reserve of 48 hours
Black with steel, applied Arabic numerals and silver indices
Hands: Stainless steel
Massena-LAB-designed stepped case in 316L stainless steel
Dimensions: 38.5mm case; height: 13mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides.
Case back: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistance: 30 meters
Black nubuck alligator leather straps made exclusively for Massena LAB by Jean Rousseau Paris
Polished stainless steel pin buckle