Inspired by, and named after, Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated Trans-Antarctic expedition that spanned from 1914 to 1917, the Habring² Endurance was designed and released in collaboration with Spanish collector group CronotempVs in 2020 as a limited edition release of 33 pieces. Taking inspiration from the harsh conditions of the multi-year ordeal that Shackleton and his men had to overcome when his ship became grounded in ice, the Endurance is a timepiece that features a practical suite of complications in a new and interesting layout that demands attention. With a gray anthracite dial recalling the conditions that Shackleton and his men had to overcome, the Endurance features a running seconds subdial at 9 o'clock that also boasts an aperture that flashes red every 5 seconds to indicate that the movement is running, a complication we have seldom seen ever since it was created in the 1960s. Furthermore, the Endurance also boasts another subdial at 3 o’clock, which provides balance to its dial and houses a power reserve indicator. However, most notably, the Endurance boasts a second aperture at 12 o’clock that acts as an AM/PM indicator, which is the result of the Endurance’s inspiration. In Antarctica, the sun is a permanent fixture in the sky during the summer and, conversely, completely absent during the winter, making the day and night indistinguishable for those unlucky enough to be stuck there. A testament to Habring’s elegant design language and their ability to derive inspiration from the most unlikely of sources, the Endurance is a wonderfully balanced timepiece that also stands as a genuinely capable companion should it be called upon.
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Est. value range
$4,000 – $8,000
In like new condition with no signs of wear. In addition, the watch is complete with accessories.
Inspired by the most unlikely of sources, the Endurance has perfectly showcased that when brands collaborate with groups they wouldn't normally collaborate with, they can create timepieces that are unique, stunning, and utterly captivating.