Lunch with Richard & Maria Habring  0 Comments


Yesterday was an unexpected day of horological joy. I had the chance to lunch with Richard and Maria Habring - the owners of the Habring brand of watches. The Habrings are independent watchmakers who manufactures custom pieces for enthusiasts and collectors. They have a watch which they use as their base model for all kinds of complications to enhance as the customer pleases.

Over lunch Habring shared with me and two other enthusiastic Purists - Dominic Khoo and Tim Tan, a brief history of the Habring brand, where they work and live and what they do and why they do it. He also showed us the watch on his wrist - the Dead Seconds and 'Time Only' which was on Maria's wrist. He also showed us his blueprints of various designs and new complications.

Fascinating to learn his perspective of watch making business and how he wants to do it. He feels that he is not building a watch brand per se but an identity of a professional process of watch making. So by providing a service to watch enthusiast - to put in complications into watches as per individual preference, he distinguishes himself from all others in the industry by true customisation.

Watch collectors will be assured of rarity and exclusivity as he declares that his output is only 12 watches a year! I am now quite taken by the dead seconds and wondering if I am too far gone to ignore it. Just see how it looks at the picture above.

For more information about their watches visit the following links:
1. Harbring's Homepage
2. Dr Bernard Cheong's post on the Purist about Habring's Dead Second's watch
3. Profile report of the Habrings by Marcus Hanke



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