Habring² is a small, Austrian independent founded by husband-and-wife duo Richard & Maria Habring. If the name rings a bell, it’s because Richard Habring is no stranger to the industry, with a career spanning decades in some of the watch world’s most renowned firms, among them IWC where he notably developed the brand’s rattrapante (split-seconds) chronograph module as head movement designer. In 2004, he formed his eponymous brand, with the spirit of Habring² being focused on limited, nearly-bespoke production led by a small team.
In 2014, Habring² made a huge leap forward with the debut of the Felix, the brand’s first watch to feature the in-house A11B (base) caliber, which was to serve as a foundation for all watches moving forward. Today, we’re seeing the evolution of that development with the introduction of the Erwin, which brings together the A11B caliber and the brand’s signature jumping seconds (dead-beat) complication to create the A11S.