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Auction Ended
10/06/22
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Lot #1674

Habring2 Monochrome Limited Edition MDS1

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Introduction

Founded in 2004 by husband-and-wife duo Richard and Maria Habring in the small town of Völkermarkt, Austria, Habring2 produces some of the most understated and technically impressive timepieces on the market for their relatively affordable price points. With a growing reputation for astoundingly well-produced timepieces, Habring2 joined with watch publication Monochrome Watches in 2021 to celebrate Monochrome’s 15 year anniversary with their very first collaboration timepiece; the MONOCHROME Montre De Souscription 1. Limited to just 33 timepieces, the MDS1 was, as its name suggests, sold via Souscription, an old system watchmakers would use whereby half of the watch was paid for before production, with the other half due upon delivery. Inspired by mid-century chronographs, the MDS1 boasts a stunning salmon sector dial like those of the 1940s and an in-house manual-wind chronograph movement produced by Habring2. Featuring a 38.5mm diameter stainless steel construction with a flat brushed bezel and case, the MDS1 merges modern-day sensibilities with its mid-century inspiration to produce a stunning experience on the wrist that is deserving of Habring2’s reputation and its place as Monochrome’s very first collaboration timepiece.

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Grade

M 9.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$6,000 – $8,000

The Details

Brand

Habring2

Dimensions

38.5mm x 12mm

Model

Monochrome Montre de Souscription 1

Movement

Manual-wind cal. A11C-H1

Reference

MDS1

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

2021

Condition

Like-New

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Salmon

THE DIAL

Recalling the dial aesthetics of the iconic chronographs models produced in the 1940s, the MDS1 features a two-tone rose gold dial that boasts a sector layout, precision railroad tracks, and a telemeter scale.

THE CONSTRUCTION

With its 38.5mm diameter, flat bezel and single pusher construction, the MDS1's entirely satin-brushed construction wears on the wrist with an air of sleekness that draws attention to its beautiful dial.

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

Watch is in like new condition showing little to no signs of wear.

Our Perspective

A beautifully executed celebration of the mid-century chronographs that have gripped watch collectors for decades, the MDS1 is a wonderful testament to Habring2 and Monochrome's talents as watchmakers and designers alike.

Sam Hines

Managing Director