The Time Reserve 2009 is part of the Habrings’ “Time Only” series. The Habrings base their movements on ébauches–in this case a Valjoux 7750–and integrate in-house modules for the complications, in this case the power reserve. The resulting movement, the A09M movement, has enough Habring-engineered customization as to distinguish it from the ETA caliber upon which it was based. The Habrings, of course, make the bridges of their movements in-house and finish each part by hand, which makes it a delight to view through the exhibition case back. The A09M packs a power reserve of 48 hours and beats at 28,800 bph.
The thick, hand-finished case does dominate the wrist, but is not unwieldy. What’s most striking about it is the cutom-made dial–a warm, copper color dominated by a sub-seconds register at 9 o’clock. The power reserve indicator–which on other power reserve watches might be the most noticeable feature–is in elegant script at 6 o’clock.
Habring2 Time Reserve 2009
Case: Stainless steel, 42mm, with sapphire exhibition case back
Movement: A09M in-house automatic movement
Dial: Custom salmon-colored dial
Condition: Watch is in very good condition
Includes: Box and paper. See photos for more details.
Habring2 is the brainchild of Richard and Maria Habring. Richard created his first timepieces in the 1980s at the acclaimed watchmaking school at Karlstein an der Thaya. He continued to mastermind and handcraft tourbillions and complicated chronographs throughout the 1980s and 1990s, under his own name and for brands under the umbrella of Les Manufactures Horologères (LMH).