Another proposal for the Ultra Haute Horlogerie list; Habring2 – what do you think?

Today another proposal to include a brand on our Ultra Haute Horlogerie list reached us; Habring2.


Habring2 is a brand from Austrian watchmakers Maria Kristina & Richard Habring.

They explain the brand as follows: “Habring2 stands for the both of us and designates further the first watch produced in series in our workshop. Since the beginning in late 2004, every Habring2 is made-to-measure produced by hand, using components of highest quality”.

The watches are based on components (mainly the gear train) from known calibers. However they are built up with in-house complications which include a tourbillon, foudroyante and dead beat seconds.

So what do you think, should Habring2 be included in the list of Ultra Haute Horlogerie…?

To ease your investigation on Habring2, here is the link to their website


3 Responses to Another proposal for the Ultra Haute Horlogerie list; Habring2 – what do you think?

  1. Anthony on May 28, 2011 at 20:46

    Personally, I love Habring2. But I’m biased as I had them make one for me last year. They used a Felsa movement in mine but these days they’re in-house almost exclusively. Puristspro has quite a few postings, most recently a his/hers and a tourbillon. But the fondoyante is probably getting the most press.

    Another neat feature is that they include gaskets and hands (in tubes) for servicing in the wooden box the watch arrives in.

  2. Frank on May 29, 2011 at 01:05

    Considering all their watches are hand-build in small series, I think they do belong on that list.

    One other thing… Maybe the list should be called “Independent Horology”, as this more covers the brands on the list.

    • Gerard Nijenbrinks on May 29, 2011 at 10:19

      The name of the list was something Elizabeth Doerr had questions about as well, the last time we proposed RGM. She couldn’t place the Ultra in Haute Horlogerie.

      However, as indicated in the lead text of the list, it came forth from an interesting discussion on the LinkedIn group ‘A Passion for Watches‘. The header of that discussion was ‘Ultra Haute Horlogerie’.

      If this list now starts to lead it’s own life, I might consider to rename it to something more appropriate indeed…