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09/28/22
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Lot #1661

Habring² CronotempVs Collectors Endurance

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Introduction

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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Grade

M 10

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Full Set

Est. value range

$4,000 – $8,000

The Details

Brand

Habring²

Dimensions

42mm

Model

Habring² For CronotempVs Collectors Endurance

Movement

Cal. E-01

Reference

N/A

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

2020

Condition

Like new

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Anthracite gray

THE DIAL

With its bright blue luminescence reminding the wearer of the Endurance's source of inspiration, Habring have balanced the need to pay homage to Shackleton's treacherous voyage and create an aesthetically beautiful watch.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Made of steel and measuring 42mm in diameter, the Endurance fits the wrist with a sense of familiarity that a lot of modern watches do, but with its unique display and relatively unseen complications, it remains new and interesting.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

In like new condition with no signs of wear. In addition, the watch is complete with accessories.

Our Perspective

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.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder