Hanhart was, in 1924, the first watch manufacturer to launch the world’s most affordable mechanical stopwatch. Hanhart put its first chronograph into production in 1938 with the legendary “Kaliber 40” single-button model, which has since become a sought-after item by both collectors and connoisseurs as a replica under the Primus name.
Hanhart now presents its first exclusive chronograph range, which draws upon the tradition of the German Hanhart watch factory and incorporates Swiss state-of-the-art technology to make it so unique. Its name is a tribute: Primus.
From Diessenhofen, the town where Hanhart was originally founded and where Hanhart AG today has its headquarters, a sporting chronograph collection in the most refined design has come on the scene, one which combines historical elements with the latest technology – and with the distinctive, unique trademark that has characterized Hanhart since 1938: the red button.
This is a collection for connoisseurs and collectors, for people who make their own way in the world. The watch meets the highest qualitative demands precisely and robustly, and it combines the advantages that have distinguished Hanhart stopwatches since 1924. Its sporting and refined image make it a sophisticated accessory which people like to wear especially when life becomes an experience.The names of the models in the range – Pilot, Racer and Diver – express these moments. Primus – this is the first and new generation of Hanhart chronographs with German Engineering – Swiss Made.
Hanhart chronographs are intricately hand-crafted by highly qualified watchmakers.
It is unique. The trademark that gets noticed. Anodized aluminium. It underlines the connection between the new collection, the stopwatches and the first pilot’s chronographs from Hanhart. It is a watchword. And it is a sign of the times – from the past to the present.
With red, inlaid marking, anodized aluminium. The Primus Diver’s Chronograph has a concave, unidirectional rotating bezel (anticlockwise direction, excludes the possibility of exceeding the dive time). Scale for calculating the dive time, and detent in steps of one minute for reliable and easy setting of the dive time. A feature from the time of Hanhart chronographs dating from 1938.
Large, screw-in crown
Ease of use. The screw-in feature prevents unintentional adjustment. Your guarantee of water resistance. Pilots used to operate the crown with their gloves. Today it has become a crowning trademark – with the Hanhart logo.
Centre hour and minute hands. You can find the small seconds positioned at 9 o’clock. The dial is clear and easy to read. The company’s stopwatch competence is identifiable from the rapidly legible centre seconds and the positioning of the chronograph counter at 3 o’clock.
Luminescence from Super-LumiNova®
Super-LumiNova® luminous pigments on the indices, bezel markers and hands.
•Primus Pilot’s Chronograph: black luminous pigments
•Primus Diver’s Chronograph: supplementary small seconds and chronograph counter backed with Super-LumiNova®
For the always highly valued easy legibility in the dark.
Well-arranged and clear design
Indices and Arabic numerals. Consistent minute scale graduation. Polished hands. Today’s dials, like their forerunners, are unmistakable and easy to read.
Precision, reliability and robustness
All chronographs are intricately hand-crafted by qualified watchmakers from the finest and most reliable materials. These sporting watches have been renowned for decades for their precision, reliability and robustness.
Functionality and ease of use
The chronograph is easy to use. Start/stop are effected via the red button and resetting via the lower button. In addition to its high-quality chronographs, Hanhart produces numerous mechanical stopwatches – and these also have a red button.
Flexible lugs To fit any wrist
The screwed horns can move through an angle (45° – 50°) and thus permit optimal wearing comfort.
Convex, anti-reflective sapphire glass
Convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass. Makes reading the time effortless.
Hanhart HAN38 chronograph movement
• Mechanical HAN38 chronograph movement
• 28,000 beats per hour, 4 Hz
• Automatic winding, power reserve min. 42 hours
Screw-down sapphire glass back
For an unobstructed view of the movement and the rotor.
Every watch bears an engraving with individual numbering. A guarantee of quality and horological craftsmanship.
Water resistance:10 atm (100 m)
Rotor in black PVD with a skeletonized, incised Hanhart logo.
Clasp with red marking
Hanhart clasp with inlaid red marking (anodized aluminium). Depending on the version, in stainless steel, stainless steel black PVD or Pioneer 18 ct. rose gold. The practical, folding clasp is quick and easy to put on. The red marking and the logo immediately tell you that this is a Hanhart.
Leather strap, Primus Diver’s Chronograph: rubber strap
The leather strap made from the finest calfskin with contrasting top-stitching is available in the colour black. The rubbers strap, made from vulcanized rubber and with a moulded Hanhart logo, is non-allergenic. The colour is volcano black. The strap provides an optimal fit on any wrist thanks to the flexible lugs.