Habring2 has introduced a pilot’s watch to its entry level Time collection, inspired by its award-winning Jumping Second Pilot watch.
The winner of the Petite Aiguille at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve 2013 awards, the Jumping Second Pilot was the result of founders Richard and Maria Habring seeking to reintroduce a mechanical complication not seen since the 1950s and positively avoided during the era of the Quartz Crisis, namely a jumping (rather than smooth) seconds hand movement.
The new Time Pilot is available from the Austrian watchmaker in Time-Only and Time-Date versions and takes on the characteristics of service watches from the mid 20th Century, namely matt black dial, illuminated numerals and satin-finish stainless steel case with a titanium version available on request.
The Time Only Pilot is available in both handwound and automatic versions while the Time Date Pilot is automatic only. The watches use the same Habring² A09 and A09 (Manual) movements and feature a concave sapphire crystal, 48 hour power reserve, engraved serial number and a choice of leather or micro-fibre straps.