Habring2 comes with Doppel 3.0 in 2013

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When Habring² introduced the Doppel 2.0 they could not have imagined the immense success they had with this model. It sold out in a blink of an eye and on top of that they won the Sports Watch Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2012.

Habring Doppel 3 split seconds chrono20 Years ago Richard Habring was responsible for developing the doppelchrono for IWC and now it is patent-free, wife and business partner Maria and he released an improved rattrapante or split-seconds mechanism in the Doppel 2.0. Because the limited edition of 20 pieces sold out (way too fast), Habring² will come with a Doppel 3.0 next year.

I just wished I had jumped to the occassion when the limited Doppel 2.0 was released, however I was too late. So the news of the Doppel 3.0 sounds good to me and I’m looking forward to getting some hands-on time with it!

The successor of the Doppel 2.0 should be available in second quarter of 2013. The grey/black dial will remain as the only parallel to Doppel 2.0, just the color accents will change from orange to red.  Besides a black and grey dial, there will also be a new silver dial version as third dial choice.

However the biggest change is a reduction in the number of pushers. The Doppel 3.0 will not come with 3 pushers (like the Doppel 2.0) but will come with two pushers only! One for the start-stop-reset sequence and the other one for operating the split-seconds hand. With this modification the Doppel 3 gets more influenced by the iconic split-seconds pocket-chronographs used for sports-timekeeping in the late 1960’s.

Since the news about the Doppel 3.0 is so new, there is no price mentioned yet, but just for reference: the Doppel 2.0 came at a price of € 6.000 Euro. It should be said though, that a price increase of around 10% can be expected, due to more and more in-house parts replacing the former ETA-parts. Soon after Baselworld 2013 Monochrome will come with a hands-on review!

Here’s the link to the Habring² website.

This article is written by Frank Geelen, executive editor for Monochrome Watches.

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