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“H” like the words Hour, Watchmaking, Humanity, Height. The independent brand H992 plays on letters and numbers. It focuses on quality, precision and exclusivity by giving life to urban watches, both elegant and original.
Let’s find out together who this very promising young Swiss brand is and what makes its creations unique and remarkable.
The H992 brand, proud of its “Swiss Made” watches
H992 is a house that has existed since 2022. It is in Switzerland, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, one of the watchmaking capitals of Europe, that the adventure begins.
At the origin of H992, an independent team of six experts who have worked with prestigious watchmaking brands. The number in its name refers to 992 meters, the altitude of La Chaux-de-Fonds measured at the level of the Grande Fontaine.
Despite their great ambitions, the enthusiasts of this team prefer to remain discreet and hide behind the project they have created. The creators thus leave plenty of room for their creations. Their primary goal is to highlight the H992 watch. A high-quality contemporary timepiece, entirely made in Switzerland.
The brand offers a new approach that is not found in others. Indeed, she presents herself on her site speaking in the first person, clear and brief, a bit like a Haiku:
“I am H for Watchmaking.
H for Hour.
H for Humanity.
H for the height of 992 meters of La Chaux-de-Fonds.
I am your contemporary design object. Pure and timeless. »
The H992 watch: contemporary style and clean lines
If we were to outline the H992 models, we could define them as contemporary pieces, at least sleek design and timeless, with an architecture characterized by right angles.
Because the brand is taking its time and it is still young, it currently offers two collections called “ H1 ” And ” H2 “. Both have in common the same base including a steel housing brushed barrel shape, coupled with a integrated bracelet made of metal or rubber strap. A structure which, despite the modern style, gives these tocantes something slightly vintage.
The real difference is made at the level of the dial which changes from one collection to another, while remaining protected by a sapphire glass with double anti-reflective treatment on the inside.
These watches do not have dials with numbers, but simply display the name “H992” on the upper part. As for the baton indexes, they are engraved directly on the fixed round bezel, leaving maximum space on the dial. The time is set using the voluminous octagonal crown at 3 o’clock.
Another interesting detail, the mechanism is visible on the back of the watch which is partly transparent.
All H992 models are waterproof up to 100 metersAnd COSC certified (Official Swiss Chronometry Certification). Each creation is offered in a limited edition of 992 copies.
Overall, these are dress watches, enhanced with a sporty look and a more sophisticated touch for certain pieces depending on the dial.
The H1 collection
H1 watches incorporate a case of 42mm containing a automatic movementi.e. the Sellita caliber SW260-1, beating at a frequency of 28,800 A/h (4Hz) for a power reserve of 38 hours.
Their dial has a sunray or matte background, available in burgundy, blue, green, white, black, and even in a version paved with diamonds. Their face has a date window at 3 o’clock and a small seconds counter placed at 6 o’clock.
Due to its diameter, the H1 is rather considered as a men watch.
The H2 collection
Even more minimalist than their big sisters, the H2 timepieces are also smaller for more diversity, with a case measuring this time 38mm of diameter. It is therefore a question of a Ladies watch Or mixed for men who like smaller timepieces.
The matte dial is covered by hour/minute hands with a fine second hand, with a date at 6 o’clock. For colors, iridescent mother-of-pearl, slightly vintage salmon, very classic white, immaculate black or even different variations of blue.
They are always animated by a automatic caliber, but here we are talking about the Sellita SW200 caliber. It retains the same frequency as well as the same power reserve as the watches in the H1 collection.
As for prices, the H992 brand remains on its lucky number with a cost of 992 CHF, except for the H1 model in diamonds which costs 3,992 CHF. Very reasonable prices for Swiss Made watches.
The flagship models of H992
The H1 Black + Black full diamonds
This exceptional piece is presented in a steel case and bracelet with black PVD coating. Black also for the dial which also and above all offers a face covered with 456 diamonds. The result is superb, sparkling to perfection, without falling into “bling bling”.
It’s a luxury watch which we will rather wear for special occasions.
The H2 Mother of Pearl + Silver
In the H2 collection, it is this model that stands out the most with its real mother-of-pearl dial, the delicate nuances of which change according to the light.
At first glance, and by browsing the brand’s website, H992 presents itself as a house that is both serious and surprising and is truly committed to manufacturing timepieces that fully honor Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship. It is a brand which, although very young, is already hitting hard with its first creations and presents itself as promising in terms of its future models.
And you, what is your favorite watch from H992?