Born from the idea of “What would a UNIMATIC watch from the 1950s look like today,” the U1-ML6 began as a conversation between the two companies on how to create a high-quality wristwatch that felt modern and incorporated vintage touchpoints, while not relying on nostalgia alone. Housed inside the 41.5mm stainless steel case of the U1-ML6 is the automatic caliber Seiko NH35A 21600bph, with a power reserve of 41 hours.
The watch features a classic black bezel with a red triangle, reminiscent of the Rolex 6538, made famous by Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger. The 15-minute marker on the bezel is the first time that UNIMATIC has featured it on one of its watches.
On its dial, the ERWIN LAB01 is a simple, three hand timepiece with a deep black sector dial. The 38.5 mm bronze case is polished with a concave bezel that frames a sector dial the that recalls the legendary sector dials from the 1930s.
The sector dial is divided into four concentric segments. The markings and numerals of each segment are raised and finished in gold for depth.
Another particularity of the dial is that the outer railway five-minute divisions are perfectly aligned with the jumping seconds hand. The feuille hands are finished in gold. Altogether, the high contrast of the gold elements against the deep black dial results in optimal legibility.
Thanks to its patented architecture, the locking mechanism is mounted under a three-spoke bridge that puts the jumping seconds mechanism at center stage. Every jumping second captivates the eye and can be enjoyed on both sides of the timepiece. Completing the sophisticated design, the ref. E-LAB01 is fitted with a handmade Italian leather strap.
To celebrate its 21st Anniversary, William Massena collaborated with Habring2 to present the Erwin 21 Jumping Seconds, reference TZ21.
The Erwin is an evolution of Felix, the first Habring² watch with their in-house Calibre A11 movement developed, manufactured and assembled in Austria. The Erwin in-house Calibre A12 movement has an additional module for a dead beat (jumping) seconds hand.
The ref. TZ21 is a simple, three hand timepiece with an exclusive sector dial of meticulous detail and hand finishing. The 38.5 mm stainless steel case is hand brushed with a stepped bezel that frames a stunning multi-tone sector dial the recalls the legendary sector dials from the 1930s.
The sector dial is divided into four concentric segments with different surface finishes. The combination of brushed, matte and polished finishes adds a sense of depth and variation as light plays across the dial. At its center, the silvery-gray dial is hand brushed. The silvered hour sector is matte and printed with crisp dial markings and numerals in midnight blue. Finally, a mirror-polished silver ring separates the outer railway.
In 2015, TimeZone celebrates its 20th anniversary. Founded in 1995 as an online watch discussion forum, TimeZone grew from a handful of watch enthusiasts to the leading source of watch discussion, knowledge, industry news and outstanding editorials republished in newspapers and magazines worldwide. As an Internet pioneer, TimeZone is internationally recognized as the world’s oldest and largest watch community.
Over its 20 years of maturity, TimeZone today brings together 38 moderators from 8 countries, and millions of watch enthusiasts and collectors who visit from over 180 countries.
To commemorate these important achievements, Massena LAB collaborated with the independent watchmaking team of Maria and Richard Habring of Habring2 to create a limited edition watch. The collaboration took over a year and a half to arrive at a refined and innovative chronograph that is certain to delight watch connoisseurs.
The TimeZone 20th Anniversary Habring2 Chrono COS, reference TZ20, is characterized by its elegant and uncluttered form, as well as its patented technology.
With exceptional attention to detail, the ref. TZ20 recalls a lost era of timeless design and draws inspiration from a legacy of iconic chronographs. True to its classical look, the ref. TZ20 features smooth case lines and a thin bezel that frames a domed sapphire crystal.