Habring’s Doppel 3


2012 saw the end of IWC’s 20-year patent on the Doppelchronograph. Its creator, Richard Habring finally had the liberty to craft an updated version of his original design. Collectors within the watch industry, responded overwhelmingly well to the release of the Doppel 2.0. In the same year it went on to win the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve in the ‘Sports Watch’ category. It was the first non-Swiss manufactured timepiece to win the award.

The Doppel 3 then, has a lot to live up to. The young watch brand, Habring, has further refined its timeless design. A significant difference between the Doppel 3 and its predecessor is the start-stop-zero functions. They have been reduced to just one button – a throwback to the pre-electronic age of pocket watches. Furthermore, with a nod to the sports stopwatches of the 1960s, the dials come in silver, grey and black.

Adding to its proprietary split-seconds mechanism, the Doppel 3 also counts an A08MR-MONO calibre as part of its repertoire. Habring is one of the world’s smallest watch manufacturers. With a manifesto that prides itself on precision and reliability, Habring has limited the production of the Doppel 3 to just 20 pieces a year.