Hand-Wound Double Barrelled

Hand-Wound Double Barrelled


Based on the original watch that went up the Nanga Parbat in 1953. Watches are made to order for every client. Delivery in 2-4 weeks.



Old German Advertisement

Here you can see an old ad from Henzi & Pfaff advertising the watch that went up the mountain. If you look closely, you can see that the dial and hands are very strongly influenced by the original watch.  Numeral indexes on the 3 – 6 – 9 and 12 hours, bright white dial, “sword” hands for the hour and minutes and finally a long central second hand. The second hand is colored in a dark blood red color, memorating the people who didn’t return from the Nanga Parbat.

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The movement

The movement is specially made for Hercules in collaboration with Manufacture horlogère Vallée de Joux in the middle of the Swiss Jura mountains. This hand wound movement is extra special due to two barrels bringing extra power to the geartrain. This makes it possible to keep running for 120 hours (5 days) when fully wound. The alpinism part comes from the height lines of the Nanga Parbat (like on an old map) engraved in the bridges, filled with BGW9 SuperLuminova. This lights up bright blue in the night, memorating the permafrost on the top of the mountain.

Additional information


  • Design based on the original piece from 1953
  • BRW9 SuperLuminova
  • Snow white + Snow dial
  • Applied polished indexes


  • Calf leather suede in grey or cognac
  • Custom straps are available at no extra cost.
  • 316L stainless steel buckle
  • Quick-release push pins
  • Normal size 115 x 75 mm (standard)
  • Custom sizes are available.


  • Large luxury wooden box
  • With stainless steel hinges and closure system
  • The book: Nanga Parbat Pelgrimage, by Hermann Buhl


  • Unique Chronometer certificate with every single watch
  • Warranty certificate signed by Hercules director
  • 2 years of wordwide warranty
Strap Colour

Brown Suede Leather, Black Suede Leather, Custom Leather Strap

Dial Colour

Ice Blue Dial, Ice Green Dial, Ice Pink Dial, Snow White Dial, White Dial

Technical details


Design In collaboration with Manufacture horlogère Vallée de Joux
Winding Hand Wound
Size 13 1/4’’’lignes – 30 mm diameter
3.90 mm thickness
Number of jewels 26 Jewels
Frequency 28’800 / hour
Precision Ratings of -4 / +6 seconds per day
Power reserve 120 hours (5 days)
Functions 3 hands: Hour, Minute & Central second
Engraving Mountain height lines, filled with BGW9 SuperLuminova
Finishing Sunburst finishing (from the center of the movement)
Certification Officially Chronometer Certified (ISO 3159), 100 % Swiss Made


Construction 3 parts (bezel, middle case, caseback) all screwed
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness 9.4 mm (including glass)
Lug to Lug 46 mm
Material 316L Stainless Steel
Finishing All polished finishing
Lug size (strap) 20 mm
Glass Sapphire glass with Anti Reflective (AR) coating on the inside
Caseback Screwed caseback with sapphire glass including AR coating
Water resistance 100 M / 10 ATM water resistant
Crown 316L steel with embossed crown logo

taxes & shipping

Your watch will be shipped by DHL Express and is fully insured by us during shipment.

In the EU and Switzerland, the pricing is including local duties & VAT. Outside these regions you can buy excluding VAT from us, but you will have to pay local duties and VAT when your watch arrives. For any questions, please contact us.