Inside the Habring² Doppel 2.0 watch is a new movement that I believe was developed and produced in-house by Habring². Actually, the precise nature of the movement is unclear to me. What I think is more likely is that Habring² - at their workshop - modifies and decorates a base ETA chronograph (or otherwise) movement. The result is the Habring² caliber A08MR manually wound split second chronograph with 48 hours of power reserve and regulated-to-chronometer specs. The movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback.
Donald Brewer (Founder and President of Phosphor Watches) was kind enough to answer a few of our questions about the Touch Time:
Like I said, the Slyde is a very polarizing watch, and I have had a lot of opportunity to test this while wearing it all over the place. This type of polarization is good, and I am always happy to strap it on. This is the digital watch you aren't ashamed of wearing to a business meeting. Slyde goes where Casio can't! It is also a lot more expensive. HD3 is a high-end brand and the Slyde accordingly is priced as such. Even the new engines are said to be paid downloads and limited editions! More on that as Slyde develops that system. Price for the basic steel model is ,895. In basic titanium it is ,295 while PVD coated models are a bit more. Prices go all the way up to ,595 for the steel version with diamonds.
By Anish Bhatt