I admit! I’m not only a fashion victim but also a victim of the retro-wave. I’m attracted to everything that screams vintage and retro. Therefore, it’s not surprising that I’m also very attracted to the new Hindenberg Retrograde.
The Hindenberg Retrograde is retro in two different aspects. The design is doubtlessly retro. The oversized numbers on the dial, the dark brown real leather wristband, the matted stainless steel – design elements that take me back to bygone times.
But there is also another reason why the Hindenberg Retrograde is so retro – retrograde more specifically. Retrograde means anti-clockwise. Of course the Hindenburg Retrograde doesn’t let the time run backwards but it uses a time-display feature that was very popular in former times. Both second hands are so to say marching to a different tune. After the first second hand counted the first 30 seconds backwards it is set back 0 and then the other second hand starts to count the next 30 seconds.
This feature was already used in the year 1650 by a watchmaker called Hans Buschman who used it for his pocket watches.
I really like that this feature is still used.
- model no: 180-H
- stainless steel watch case (316L)
- real leather wristband
- automatic movement Hindenberg Kaliber H-09.180
- 20 stones
- scratch-proof sapphire glass
- flying second
- blued screws
- diameter without crown: 45 mm
- height watch case: 14 mm
- 5 ATM waterproof
- weight 106g incl. wristband
- Limited Edition – limited to 3750 pieces
- recommended retail price: 1190 €