Habring² Chrono-Felix Perpetual Salmon Dial
If there was still a need for evidence that small is, after all, always beautiful, the Chrono Felix Perpetual from the Habring² manufactory in Carinthia, Austria, would probably provide the ticking proof. The Chrono Felix Perpetual is the "little brother’ of the Perpetual Doppel, which is the double chronograph with perpetual calendar. But this "little brother" really has it all: The Habring² in-house calibre A11CP works in its housing with a discreet diameter of 38.5 millimetres.
Maria and Richard Habring call it "The King of all Chrono Felixes". This craftwork is supplemented (or should one rather say: "boosted") by a Dubois Depraz module. It has a diameter of 30 millimetres and a height of 1.6 millimetres. Dubois Depraz from the Swiss Vallée de Joux produced the calendar modules for all major watch brands in the past.
Unlike its "big brother", der Chrono Felix Perpetual is not a double chronograph. This allows the movement to slip into a 38.5-millimeter housing. Little Felix therefore does not lay it on thick but convinces with his inner values. It is a watch of "pragmatic High Mech". In other words, mechanics at their finest, but at the same time particularly suitable for everyday use. And that means in concrete terms: waterproof, shockproof, easy operation with no risk of damaging anything, as well as last but not least serviceability.
Inside the watch, the aforementioned classic calendar module from Dubois-Depraz reliably does its job by harmonising and collaborating excellently with the Habring² calibre A11CP thanks to the layout of its display. The date, day of the week and the moon phase are displayed, as well as a leap year. Date, month and moon phase can be adjusted via three correctors. The fourth corrector is dispensed with because the chrono pusher also needs its "workplace". The day of the week is simply corrected via the hands. In any case, the calendar is presented better and faster via the hands after a few days of standstill. And if you like to watch the passage of seconds to revel in a kind of "As time goes by feeling", you can always leave the chronograph function in operation.
The little Chrono Felix Perpetual is of course "Made in Austria", but with many references to Switzerland. There is Lake Lac de Joux in the high mountain valley of the Vallée de Joux in the northwest of the canton of Vaud. On one side of the lake lived the well-known raw-movement producer Valjoux, whose chronograph movement inspired Habring² to create its own chronograph calibre. Dubois-Depraz is located on the other side of the lake. If may say that Habring² has built a bridge. And indeed: Bridges are not only found in movements and dental practices, but also in the minds of creative designers.
Habring² Chrono-Felix Perpetual with a salmon dial
- Material: Stainless steel
- Diameter: 38.5 mm
- Thickness: 12.00 mm
- Glass: Domed sapphire crystal coated with anti-glare on both sides
- Solid double sealed stainless steel crown, sapphire crystal back
- Consecutive serial number between the lugs at 6 o'clock
- Water-resistant to 30 meters
Dial and hands
- Salmon dial
- Galvanized metal with rhodiated numerals and black print
- Sunken register
- Polished steel hands
- Movement Habring² A11CP
- Manually wound movement
- Diameter 30 mm
- Thickness: 7,3 mm
- Frequency: 28'800 vph (4Hz)
- Power reserve of 48h power reserve
- Fine adjustment via tangential screw
- Amagnetic escapement with a Carl Haas balance spring in chronometer quality
- KIF shockproof pursuant to DIN and NIHS
- Number of jewels: 21
- Power reserve after being fully wound: approx. 45 hours
- Elaborately refined by hand with polished bevels, decorative grinding, perlage, etc.
- Hours, minutes
- Indication of day, date, month, leap year and moon phase
- Monopusher chronograph with 30 minute counter at 12h
Strap and buckle
- Calfskin leather strap with a pin buckle
MSRP: EUR 23'500
For more information, please visit habring2.com