Habring is a relatively new brand that has been turning heads, largely due to their amazingly well-designed pieces and in-house, high-quality movements at very attractive price points. With vintage styling and unique complications, they are a darling amongst true watch collectors.
Massena Lab, on the other hand, was started by industry heavyweight and veteran, William Massena with the idea of collaborating with existing brands to produce pieces in series. When the two brands came together, we all knew it was going to be good.
The result is what you see here, the Erwin LAB01. Housed in a 38.5mm polished bronze case, this in itself is a highly unusual finish for bronze, giving off a feel more akin to yellow gold. The oxidization on the case will occur adding a vintage feel to the watch but rest assured, it can be cleaned off easily if you want to return to that high shine finish. Moving on to the dial, it is reminiscent of vintage Patek Philippe Ref. 96 sector dials and it is just stunning. With gold numerals and indexes recessed into the black dial, you do get a very vintage feel and depth that a-lot of modern watches miss out on. Flipping the watch over and you are greeted with the Habring in-house Cal. A11s movement. It is a dead beat movement, which makes sense together with the sector dial and it is a very pretty sight.
All in all 50 pieces of this Erwin LAB01 were made and as expected, it sold out in a flash. It is truly a limited edition timepiece (not in the hundreds or thousands) produced with passion and overall it is just a downright good looking watch.