Habring² - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Habring²
    Year: Circa 2018
    Case No: Caseback stamped One of 10
    Model Name: Erwin "Tribute to WWW"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. A11MS, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Width 38mm Length (ex lugs)
    Signed: Dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by fitted presentation box, Certificate of Origin and instruction manual.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Habring² is an incredibly creative brand making timepieces with features and complications rarely found in the market and at an affordable price point. The brand was created by multiple Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) award winners, husband and wife team of watchmakers Richard and Maria Habring, who after having worked for different brands set up their workshops in Austria in 2004.

    The movement found in the present Erwin was developed by the Habring team and features a delightful deadbeat seconds, a mesmerizing complication first implemented in the mid-seventeenth century, but not used in wristwatches until the mid-twentieth century. The seconds hand will completely stop as the escapement continues to beat, not moving until one second has elapsed - at which point it will advance to indicate the next second.

    The present model with its cushion shaped case with large Arabic numerals, luminous dots and spade hands is a homage to the military pilots watches of the 1940s.

    Dubbed the Erwin “Tribute to WWW” (the WWW standing for Watches, Wine and Wonders), this watch is an incredibly rare limited edition of 10 pieces that was never commercialized but made for a group of collectors wishing to have something truly unique.


A 10 piece limited edition wristwatch in stainless steel with deadbeat seconds, black grené dial, large Arabic numerals , box and certificate

Circa 2018
38mm Width 38mm Length (ex lugs)
Dial and movement signed

CHF3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for CHF10,710

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021