The reissue of Hanhart 417 ES marks the return of a legend among wristwatches. Introduced 60 years ago, its historical model served as the first pilot’s chronograph for the German armed forces. The reissue model combines the historical design with the most modern production techniques. It is a robust chronograph with an exciting history for everyday life and adventure.
Hanhart used caliber 42 on the historical 417 model, which was a successor of caliber 41. Instead of the asymmetrical distance between the pushers, the further development had a symmetrical distance between crown and pushers.
There were two different versions:
TYPE TYPE 417: In this model, the case was made of matt chrome-plated brass and a pressed stainless steel case back.
TYPE TYPE 417417 ES: This model had the same movement and the same dial structure but a stainless steel case. ES after the variant name also stands for “Edelstahl”, the German word for stainless steel.
The re-issue model features a 42mm diameter stainless steel case in comparison with the 39mm case of the historical model. The new timepiece is fitted with a domed sapphire crystal glass and maintains a thickness of 13.3mm.
A sharply drawn and polished marks the transition from the satin-finished horns to the flanks. As a typical stylistic feature of a Hanhart, the fluted bezel rotates smoothly in both directions. Its red position markings are as reminiscent of the historical model of the 1950s as the details on the dial.
The bi-compax layout and the lettering seem to have been cut from the face of the early 417. The brand has also adopted the numbers and numerals of vintage Hanhart watches. The re-issue model’s dial incorporates a luminous material in a discreet cream shade.
Together with the white lettering and the hands, they form a pleasing contrast to the matt, deep black background. In addition, the new 417 ES is the only watch in the current Hanhart collection – with the exception of special editions – to be delivered with the historical logo on the dial and the corresponding logo on the crown.
The new Hanhart 417 ES houses a precise and reliable SW 510 Swiss made hand-wound mechanical movement. The historical model also featured hand-wound movement. For this new watch, the modern era manual-wound movement provides a power reserve up to 58 hours. It also features stop-seconds function.
Fitted with a screwed-down stainless steel case-back, the new 417 ES can withstand the pressure of the depth up to 10 ATM. Its case-back also highlights the historical Hanhart logo.
A black calfskin strap with a leather Alcantara underlay makes it comfortable to wear. A pin buckle with the historic Hanhart logo ensures a good grip. For further design options, the brand also offers straps in warm tone color combinations.
The new Hanhart 417 ES is available immediately for 1,744.87 Euro including 16% German VAT. In the coming year, after the adjustment to 19% value added tax, the price will be 1,790.00 Euro.
Model: 417 ES
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42 mm
Height with glass: 13.3 mm (11.55mm without glass)
Crown with the historic Hanhart “h”
Fluted rotating bezel, continuously rotatable, with red marking
Anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
High-domed sapphire glass
Screwed-down stainless steel case back
Water resistant to 10 bar/10 ATM
Continuous serial number
Engraving of the historical logo on the case back
Super-LumiNova® C3 GL coated numerals and hands
Black calfskin strap with white stitching and leather underlay Alcantara on the inside
Pin-buckle with historical logo
Lug width: 21mm
Manual wound chronograph Sellita SW 510 M
Symmetrical button arrangement
28.800 A/h, 4 Hz, 23 jewels
Power reserve: minimum 58 hours
Small second 30-minute counter
Bicompax Chronograph with central stop-second
1,744.87 Euro incl. 16% German VAT No limitation of the number of pieces