Hanhart 417 ES Flyback

Hanhart presents the new 417 ES Flyback series to mark its 140th anniversary. The watch is available in two case sizes with two dial options, each of which is equipped with a manual-winding flyback calibre with its integrated column wheel.

Hanhart 417 ES Flyback

When Hanhart reissued the legendary 417 ES two years ago in a 42 mm stainless steel case, it marked the beginning of a great success story for Hanhart. Earlier this year, the brand released an additional version — the 417 ES 1954 — which, with its 39 mm case, is the same size as the historical watch.

Hanhart 417 ES Flyback

The historic 417 ES, originally designed for pilots of the German Air Force, was equipped with “Temposchaltung”, as the flyback function is also called. The mechanism allows immediate measurement of a new timing interval by using the reset pusher. The new, first-class AMT5100 M calibre originates from Sellita’s manufacture AMT department. It controls the chronograph via column wheel and has a power reserve of at least 58 hours when fully wound.

Hanhart 417 ES Flyback with black dial

In order to make the new 417 ES Flyback as versatile as possible, Hanhart is offering both 39 mm and 42 mm stainless-steel cases.

Hanhart 417 ES Flyback 42mm with sapphire crystal case-back

Apart from the size, there is only one technological difference between the 39 mm and 42 mm models: the 42 mm watch has a transparent sapphire crystal caseback revealing the new flyback calibre, while the 39 mm model is manufactured with an anti-magnetic case, which is resistant up to 16,000 A/m according to DIN 8309. All of the new timepieces are water-resistant up to 10 bar.

Hanhart 417 ES Flyback 39mm

In addition to the technical development, the new 417 ES Flyback stands out visually from the previously launched versions. Each case size is available with both the white and black Panda dial or the black and white Reverse Panda dial.

Hanhart 417 ES Flyback

Either of the two designs provides strong contrasts and perfect readability even in poor lighting conditions, thanks to use of Super-LumiNova C3.

Hanhart 417 ES Flyback

Released to celebrate Hanhart’s 140th anniversary, the four new models of the 417 ES Flyback pay tribute to the brand’s history in producing precision chronographs. They are part of Hanhart’s permanent, non-limited collection and available now for € 2,390 incl.

Technical details

Hanhart 417 ES 1954 Flyback Panda and Reverse Panda 39

Case
Stainless steel, satined/polished
Diameter 39 mm, Height with glass 13.5 mm (11,55 mm 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 according to DIN 8310
Continuous serial number
Shockproof with Hanhart movement protection
Antimagnetic up to 16.000 A/m according to DIN 8309
Engraving of the historical logo on the case back

Dial and hands
Panda or Reverse Panda dial
Historical Logo
Super-LumiNova® Light Old Radium coated numerals and hand
Minute and Second hand bent at tip to prevent parallax errors

Movement
Column wheel flyback movement
Manual wound chronograph
Sellita AMT5100 M
Symmetrical button arrangement
28.800 A/h, 4 Hz, 23 jewels
Power reserve minimum 58 hours after full winding

Functions
Flyback
Small second
30-minute counter
Bicompax Chronograph with central stop-second

Strap
Black calfskin strap with white stitching and leather underlay
Alcantara on the inside
Pin-buckle with historical logo, Lug width 20 mm

Price
2,390.00 Euro incl. 19% German VAT

Hanhart 417 ES Flyback Panda and Reverse Panda 42

Case
Stainless steel, satined/polished
Diameter 42 mm, Height with glass 13.5 mm (11,55 mm 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 according to DIN 8310
Continuous serial number
See-through caseback with sapphire glass

Dial and hands
Panda or Reverse Panda dial
Historical Logo
Super-LumiNova® Light Old Radium coated numerals and hand
Minute and Second hand bent at tip to prevent parallax errors

Movement
Column wheel flyback movement
Manual wound chronograph
Sellita AMT5100 M
Symmetrical button arrangement
28.800 A/h, 4 Hz, 23 jewels
Power reserve minimum 58 hours after full winding

Functions
Flyback
Small second
30-minute counter
Bicompax Chronograph with central stop-second

Strap
Black calfskin strap with white stitching and leather underlay
Alcantara on the inside
Pin-buckle with historical logo, Lug width 21 mm

Price
2,390.00 Euro incl. 19% German VAT

Hanhart #FliegerFriday Night Pilot

Hanhart presents #FliegerFriday Night Pilot, a limited edition timepiece with a black DLC case and a luminescent dial.

Hanhart #FliegerFriday Night Pilot

A year ago, Hanhart launched #FliegerFriday, a limited edition chronograph that sold out in no time. The hashtag stands for starting the weekend with a pilot’s watch. Now the model gets a successor: the #FliegerFriday Night Pilot.

Hanhart #FliegerFriday Night Pilot

The fully luminescent dial covered with Super-LumiNova® C3 gives the new chronograph a unique look, especially in the dark. The soft white dial color in daylight turns into a strongly luminous green at night. The skeletonized black hands provide an optimal contrast to the bright dial and thus guarantee optimum readability.

Hanhart #FliegerFriday Night Pilot

Limited to 100 pieces, the #FliegerFriday Night Pilot is manufactured with the in-house Hanhart single-pusher chronograph conversion. The stop function is operated exclusively by one pusher. This means that the start, stop and reset functions are performed with one pusher instead of the usual two.

Hanhart #FliegerFriday Night Pilot

The black DLC-coated case with red pusher completes the special design of the timepiece. Despite the new look, the typical Hanhart features are also unmistakable in this chronograph: bi-compax dial layout, large pilot’s crown and red pusher. The Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating combines aesthetics with performance. The black gives the watch a unique character.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

Hanhart has launched the 417 ES Red Lion, a new limited edition from its 417 ES series.

Made in partnership with Urban Gentry and limited to 150 pieces, the Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion picks up on the original diameter of 39 mm, making it perfect for smaller wrists. This manual-wound chronograph watch has an overall height of 13.3 mm despite the heavily domed sapphire crystal.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

Like the historical model, the 417 ES Red Lion has a mechanical hand-wound caliber. The radius of action of the historic 417 was severely limited outside the cockpit due to its small water resistance. The 417 Red Lion can withstand the pressure of the depth up to 10 bar.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

Behind the screwed stainless steel back of the 417 ES, the reliable hand-wound caliber SW 510 works in best Swiss Made quality. In addition to a stop-second function, it offers a power reserve of up to 58 hours when fully wound.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

The screw-down case back is decorated with the historical Hanhart logo, the Urban Gentry logo and the serial number engraved.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

The new 417 ES Red Lion comes with Hanhart’s trademark red pusher. The hands and numerals of the Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion are coated with Super-LumiNova® to ensure optimum readability by day and night.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

A black calfskin wrist strap with a leather underlay makes it comfortable to wear from day one. For extra comfort on the skin, the black calfskin strap has Alcantara on the inside. A pin-buckle with the historic Hanhart logo ensures a good grip.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

Technical details

Movement
Sellita SW 510 M
Manual wound chronograph
Symmetrical button arrangement
28.800 A/h, 4 Hz, 23 jewels
Power reserve minimum 58 hours

Functions
Small second
30-minute counter
Bicompax Chronograph with central stop-second

Case
Stainless steel, satined/polished
Diameter 39 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
Red pusher made of HyCeram
Anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
High-domed sapphire glass
Screwed-down stainless steel case back
Water resistant to 10 bar/10 ATM
Limited edition number
Shockproof
Stamping of the historical logo and The Urban Gentry Lion on the case back
Special shock-resistance mechanism for movement

Dial
Historical Logo
Super-LumiNova® light-old-radium coated numerals and hands

Strap
Black calfskin strap with white stitching and leather underlay
Alcantara on the inside (on the black strap)
Pin-buckle with historical logo
Lug width: 20 mm

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

Hanhart has launched a limited edition 417 Bronze timepiece in collaboration with the Revolution magazine and The Rake. This new model features a bronze case with a diameter of 39 mm. A copper-colored dial with sunray finish, hands matching the color of the case, a brown leather strap and an embossed stainless steel case back underscore the one-of-a-kind character.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

Launched in 2020, Hanhart 417 ES takes inspiration from the first pilot’s chronograph created by the brand for the German armed forces.

Hanhart built the first pilot’s chronograph for the German armed forces based on these three criteria from the mid-1950s. Hanhart supplied the German armed forces with the chronograph for almost ten years, until the brand concentrated on building hand stopwatches in 1963.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

The few remaining pieces of the original 417 have become some of the most sought-after vintage chronographs from Germany. The Hanhart 417 ES celebrates the return of this legendary chronograph. The HANHART 417 BRONZE COPPERHEAD is a timepiece born from the partnership with the Revolution magazine and The Rake.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

Limited to 200 pieces, the chronograph shines with a copper-colored sunray dial, which shows different facets depending on light and brightness. Bronze-colored hands round out the watch’s appearance, which is responsible for the timepiece’s nickname: Copperhead. The nickname comes from a species of viper native to North America, which is called Copperhead because of its copper-colored head.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

Like the historical model, the 417 Bronze Copperhead is equipped with a hand-wound caliber. The new 417 Bronze Copperhead can withstand the pressure of the depth up to 10 bar.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

Behind the screwed stainless steel back of the 417 ES, the reliable hand-wound caliber SW 510 works in best Swiss Made quality. In addition to a stop-second function, it offers a power reserve of up to 58 hours when fully wound.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

The deliberately simple screw-down case back is decorated with the historical Hanhart logo, the Revolution logo and the serial number engraved.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

A brown calfskin wrist strap with a leather underlay makes it comfortable to wear from day one. For extra comfort on the skin, the black calfskin strap has Alcantara on the inside. A pin-buckle with the historic Hanhart logo ensures a good grip.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition
Despite the heavily domed sapphire crystal, the thickness of the case does not exceed 13.3 mm. Its crown shows our historical Hanhart Logo. The hands and numerals of the Hanhart 417 Bronze Copperhead are coated with Super-LumiNova® to ensure optimum readability by day and night.

Technical details

Model: Hanhart 417 Chronograph Edition No. 2 “Copperhead” for Revolution and The Rake

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, bi-compax chronograph with 30-minute counter and central stop seconds

Case
Material: Bronze
Demeter: 39mm
Thickness: 13.30mm (including crystal)
Domed sapphire crystal glass
Lug to Lug: 46mm
Lug width: 20mm
Water resistance: 100m

Movement
Calibre Sellita SW 510 M
Manual wind chronograph
Power reserve: 58 hours

Dial
Bronze sunray dial
Lume: Super-LumiNova

Strap
Dark brown calfskin strap with white stitching and leather underlay
Alcantara on the inside for wearing comfort

Availability
The 417 Bronze Copperhead is available in the Revolution Online Store

Hanhart PRIMUS Desert Pilot Dark Limited Edition

Hanhart presents PRIMUS Desert Pilot Dark, a brand new chronograph with a black DLC case.

Limited to 100 pieces, the PRIMUS Desert Pilot Dark combines Hanhart‘s 130-year tradition with modern elements: As unmistakable Hanhart trademark, this chronograph features a red pusher and a fluted bezel with a red marking. The sand-colored dial is covered by a convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside.

Hanhart PRIMUS Desert Pilot Dark Limited Edition

The DLC-coated stainless steel case with a screw-down case back made of sapphire crystal provides a clear view of the movement and the skeletonised rotor and makes the precision of the timepiece literally visible.

Hanhart PRIMUS Desert Pilot Dark Limited Edition

The sporty look of the PRIMUS Desert Pilot Dark is completed by a robust textile strap with a practical ergonomic folding clasp made of DLC-coated stainless steel. The flexible lugs offer the highest wearing comfort for daily use, as they adapt perfectly to the wrist circumference. The dominant Arabic twelve and the skeletonized hands inspire with their clear design and excellent legibility.

Hanhart PRIMUS Desert Pilot Dark Limited Edition

The new PRIMUS Desert Pilot Dark is delivered together with the high-quality and reliable Vulkanus Hornet utility knife including belt pouch. The knife can be operated with one hand and is equally suitable for left- and right-handers.

The 8 cm long blade made of D2 steel with a hardness of up to 61 HRC and the ceramic ball bearing guarantee durability and low maintenance, even under tough operating conditions. The fully dismountable knife was developed together with the knife maker Harald Stahlegger, former president of the Austrian Knife makers and in the scene better known as Aquarius.

Hanhart PRIMUS Desert Pilot Dark Limited Edition

The PRIMUS Desert Pilot Dark can be ordered now for 3090 Euros including 19% VAT and will be delivered starting from the end of May.

Hanhart PRIMUS Desert Pilot Dark Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: PRIMUS Desert Pilot Dark

Case
Stainless Steel with black DLC coating
Flexible Lugs
Red pusher, anodised aluminum
Diameter 44 mm, height 16 mm
Anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
Screwed crown
Case back secured by screws with sapphire crystal
Fluted bezel with red markings (not rotatable)
Water resistant up to 10 bar / 10 ATM according to DIN 8310

Dial and hands
Sand color Super-LumiNova® coated hands, numerals and indices

Strap
Textile sand color with leather inlay for comfort
Folding clasp made of stainless steel with black DLC coating
Lug width: 24 mm

Movement
Automatic chronograph movement Sellita SW 510 (Hanhart modification)
28,800 a / h, 4 Hz, 27 jewels
Power reserve at least 48h

Functions
Stop function minute and second
Small second
30-minute counter
Date

Price
3.090 Euro incl. 19% German VAT

Edition
Limited to 100 pieces

Hanhart PIONEER One Bronze Limited Edition

Inspired by the legendary 417, the first pilot chronograph of the German Armed Forces in the 1950s, Hanhart presents a special edition PIONEER One model featuring a bronze case paired with an olive green dial and an outstanding saddle leather strap.

Hanhart PIONEER One Bronze Limited Edition

The PIONEER One Bronze is limited to 150 pieces and each model will become unique with its own patina: the finely crafted case is made out of warm CuSn8 bronze with the exception of the case back which is manufactured in sandblasted stainless steel. By wearing the watch, an oxidation process is set in motion which changes the appearance of the case over time.

Hanhart PIONEER One Bronze Limited Edition

The case back is made of matt sandblasted stainless steel bears the respective limited edition number XXX/150, the historical “h” and protects against unwanted color stains on the skin.

Hanhart PIONEER One Bronze Limited Edition

The basic design of the new PIONEER One Bronze is based on the historic Pilot’s Chronograph 417. By reducing it to a three-hand watch, the unique charm of the 50s is brought back to life in a modern way.

Hanhart PIONEER One Bronze Limited Edition

In contrast to the series model of the PIONEER One, the limited bronze watch does not have a date display. In addition, the historical logo, which is rarely seen, is used on the plain dial. The large crown, also featuring the “h” of the historic Hanhart logo, is used for error-free control and the numerals and hands of the PIONEER One Bronze are covered with the modern Super LumiNova® luminous material C3 green line for perfect readability by day and night.

Hanhart PIONEER One Bronze Limited Edition

The classic and for Hanhart typical fluted bezel with red marking is continuously ro-tatable in both directions. The convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire crystal provides perfect protection against scratches, and with a water resistance of up to 10 bar / 10 ATM, the PIONEER One Bronze is perfectly suited for everyday use.

Hanhart PIONEER One Bronze Limited Edition

Inside the PIONEER One Bronze works the reliable SW 200 from the renowned Swiss manufacturer Sellita in the best Swiss-made quality. In addition to stop-seconds, it offers a power reserve of up to 38 hours.

Hanhart PIONEER One Bronze Limited Edition

On the wrist, a dark brown vintage-look saddle leather strap makes it comfortable to wear. The strap is decorated with a triple bartack seam at the beginning and a V-seam at the tip of the strap. The good grip is ensured by the bronze PVD-coated pin buckle.

Hanhart PIONEER One Bronze Limited Edition

The new Hanhart PIONEER One Bronze can be ordered now for 1,190.00 EUR incl. 19% VAT and delivery will start on February 15th, 2021.

Hanhart PIONEER One Bronze Limited Edition

 

Technical details

Model: PIONEER One Bronze

Case
Material: Bronze
Diameter 42 mm, Height 12,00 mm
Big crown with historical Hanhart „h“
Fluted rotating bezel, continuously rotatable, with red marking
Anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
Screwed-down and blasted stainless steel case back
Water resistant to 10 bar/10 ATM
Engraving of the historical Hanhart “h” and the limitation number XXX/150 Lug-to-lug 49,7mm

Dial and hands
Green with historical Hanhart logo Super-LumiNova® C3 GL coated numerals and hands

Strap
Saddle leather strap dark brown in vintage-look, with triple bartack seam at the beginning and V-seam at the band tip
Pin-buckle with a bronze-color PVD coating and historical logo Lug width 22 mm

Movement
Automatic movement Sellita SW 200 Rotor with Hanhart Logo
28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz
26 jewels
Power reserve min. 38h

Functions
Three hands, centre hour, minute and second hands, stop-seconds

Suggested retail price
1’190 Euro incl. 19% German VAT

Edition
Limited to 150 pieces

Hanhart PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum Limited Edition

German watch brand Hanhart presents PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum, a limited edition collection created to celebrate the 80th anniversary of PIONEER Mk II, which was one of the first pilot’s chronographs. Limited to 200 pieces, the new timepiece interconnects the brand’s history as pioneer of aviator watches with the green colours of the Black Forest.

Hanhart PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum Limited Edition

The Hanhart PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum – made with attention to detail as a tribute to the historic Mk II with the famous “Calibre 41” movement from 1940.

Hanhart PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum Limited Edition

In 1940, the production of the two-pusher model “Calibre 41” started. The large crown and the asymmetrical pusher distance were already then typical Hanhart characteristics and still are today. Other features were: black dial with luminous numbers, recessed seconds, and 30 minutes counter, luminous hands, nickel nickel-plated movement with screw balance and Incabloc shock protection.

Hanhart PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum Limited Edition

All Hanhart chronographs from the PIONEER collection have a stainless steel case back. Here, the historical pilot’s watches from the 1940s serve as a model. On this limited special edition, the brand used a sapphire glass case back for the first time on a PIONEER chronograph to provide a view of the decorated movement with Hanhart rotor.

Hanhart PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum Limited Edition

 

Behind the sapphire glass case back of the PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum, the reliable Calibre ETA 7753 works in best Swiss Made quality. In addition to the chronograph function, it offers a power reserve of up to 42 hours. The decorated movement has a pearl cut (special circular pattern) and blue colored screws.

Hanhart PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum Limited Edition

The red pusher is made of robust HyCeram® and the pusher distance is asymmetrically arranged, like 80 years ago. To give the anniversary chronograph an unmistakable design, inspired by the Black Forest, green was chosen as the color of the dial and the case has a matt sandblasted finish. The hands and numerals of the watch are coated with Super -LumiNova® C1.

Hanhart PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum Limited Edition

The watch is fitted with a green canvas strap with Alcantara inside for ensuring wrist comfort. The strap is equipped with a sand-blasted pin buckle that ensures a good grip.

Hanhart PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum Limited Edition

The new, limited PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubulaeum is now available for 2,037. 31 Euros including 16% German VAT.

Hanhart PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubiläum

Case
Stainless steel, matt sandblasted
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 14.8 mm
Big crown with Hanhart „h“and the red pusher
Fluted rotating bezel, continuously rotatable, with red marking
Screwed-down sapphire glass case back
Engraving of the limitation number
Water resistant to 10 bar/10 ATM

Dial
Green and bicompax layout Super-LumiNova® C1 GL coated numbers and hands

Movement
Decorated ETA7753 movement with blue colored screws and Hanhart rotor
Asymmetrical button arrangement
28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz
27 jewels

Functions
Small second 30-minute counter Bicompax Chronograph with central stop-second

Strap
Green canvas strap with Alcantara on the inside
Lug width: 20 mm
Matt sandblasted pin-buckle

Price
2,037.31 Euro incl. 16% German VAT

Edition
Limited to 200 pieces

Hanhart 417 ES Reissue

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 417 ES ReissueHanhart 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.

Hanhart 417 ES Historical Model
Hanhart 417 ES Historical Model

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.

Hanhart 417 ES Reissue

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.

Hanhart 417 ES Reissue

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.

Hanhart 417 ES Reissue

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.

Hanhart 417 ES Reissue

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.

Hanhart 417 ES Reissue

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.

Hanhart 417 ES Reissue

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.

Hanhart 417 ES Reissue

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.

Technical details

Model: 417 ES

Case
Stainless steel case
Finish: Satined/polished
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
Shockproof
Engraving of the historical logo on the case back

Dial
Historical Logo
Super-LumiNova® C3 GL coated numerals and hands

Strap
Black calfskin strap with white stitching and leather underlay Alcantara on the inside
Pin-buckle with historical logo
Lug width: 21mm

Movement
Manual wound chronograph Sellita SW 510 M
Symmetrical button arrangement
28.800 A/h, 4 Hz, 23 jewels
Power reserve: minimum 58 hours

Functions
Small second 30-minute counter
Bicompax Chronograph with central stop-second

Price
1,744.87 Euro incl. 16% German VAT No limitation of the number of pieces

Hanhart x The Rake & Revolution Limited Edition Bronze 417 Chronograph

In partnership with the Revolution Magazine, Hanhart has created a special edition watch as a tribute to the historic 417 chronograph.

Hanhart x The Rake & Revolution Limited Edition Bronze 417 Chronograph
Hanhart x The Rake & Revolution Limited Edition Bronze 417 Chronograph

The Hanhart Cal. 42, a column wheel chronograph with manual wind was introduced in the 50s and was an evolution of the Cal. 40 and 41. The design of the Hanhart x Revolution Limited Edition Bronze 417 is based on this iconic model.

Hanhart x The Rake & Revolution Limited Edition Bronze 417 Chronograph

The caliber was used in the Hanhart Chronographs 417 and 417 ES (the stainless-steel version), which were originally produced for the Air Force of the German Federal Armed Forces. For this reason, the watch is also called “Bundeswehr chronograph” among connoisseurs. About 500 pieces made of brass and 500 pieces made of stainless steel were produced in the 1950s.

Strictly limited to 150 pieces, the new timepiece created by Hanhart features a watchcase made from CuSn8 bronze which tends to patina quickly. The case back of the watch is made out of stainless steel and the buckle is bronze PVD coated.

Hanhart x The Rake & Revolution Limited Edition Bronze 417 Chronograph

The Hanhart x Revolution Limited Edition Bronze 417 model offers the look and feel of the historic watch. At the same time it also incorporates state of the art watchmaking and materials. The strong sapphire glass is domed like the plexiglass in the past. It has an anti-reflective coating on the inside. The watch is water resistant to 10 ATM.

Hanhart x The Rake & Revolution Limited Edition Bronze 417 Chronograph

The fluted bezel includes the signature red marking and is rotatable without clicks in both directions like on the historical predecessor. The dial was created with the historic logo of Hanhart instead of the modern one.

Both the numerals and the hands are embedded with Vintage Super-LumiNova®. In addition to the extremely good legibility of the watch the tips of the hands are bent to reduce parallax errors.

Hanhart x The Rake & Revolution Limited Edition Bronze 417 Chronograph

The Hanhart x Revolution Limited Edition Bronze 417 is driven by a hand-wound movement: the Sellita SW 510 M BH b. This contemporary mechanical movement recreates the bi-compax lay-out like the old Hanhart Cal. 42.

The case diameter is 42 mm with a lug-to-lug size of 49.5 mm and a lug size of 21 mm. The chronograph has a small second at 9, a 30 minute counter at 3 and a central stop-second.

Hanhart x The Rake & Revolution Limited Edition Bronze 417 Chronograph

The crown displays the Hanhart “h” from the historic logo, the caseback has the Revolution and Hanhart logo on it as well as “Hergestellt in Deutschland” which translates to “Manufactured in Germany”. The bund strap manufactured out of calf leather has Alcantara (as well known as Ultrasuede) on the bottom for maximum wearing comfort.

The watch is shipped with a comfortable travel pouch and can be ordered through the Revolution Magazine website.

Technical details

Movement
Manual wind chronograph, Sellita SW 510 M BH b, symmetrical button arrangement, 28.800 A/h, 4 Hz, 23 jewels, power reserve of min. 58h

Functions
Small second, 30 minute counter, bicompax chronograph with central stop-second

Case
Bronze, satined / polished, diameter 42 mm, height with glass 13.3 mm (11.5 mm without glass), lug-to-lug 49,5 mm, crown with Hanhart „h“, fluted rotating bezel, continuously rotatable with red marking, anti-reflective domed sapphire glass, screwed-down stainless steel case back, water-resistant to 10 bar/10 ATM, engraved limitation number XX/150, engraving of the historical logo and the REVOLUTION logo on the stainless steel case back

Dial
Historical logo, with Vintage Super-LumiNova® coated arabic numerals and hands

Strap
Black calfskin leather strap with white stitching and underlay without rivets, alcantara (as well known as Ultrasuede) on the underside, pin buckle with historical logo, bronze PVD coated, lug width 21 mm

Hanhart S-Series Limited Edition: Celebrating 50 years of Saab 105 at the Austrian Air Force

Limited to 105 pieces each model, Hanhart‘s brand new and strictly limited S-Series is dedicated to a very special anniversary: 50 years of Saab 105 at the Austrian Air Force.

The design of the instrument watches is based on the cockpit clocks of the aircraft Saab 105, bringing a piece of history of the Austrian Air Force to the wrist of the wearer. The S 105 OE and S 105 OE GMT are based on the cockpit clock of the Saab 105 that is used by the Austrian Air Force and the SK 60 GMT is based on the clock of the Swedish model of the Saab 105, which is called SK 60.

In 1970, the Saab 105 OE was introduced in the Austrian Air Force. Probably the most important deviation from the basic model SK60 was the engine. The Austrian version has GE engines of 1290kp each and therefore significantly more thrust and almost twice as much power as the original SK 60.

Even with this limited special edition, precision, reliability, perfect readability by day and night and safe operation have the highest priority in the production. A diameter of 40mm, the simple design and the yellow accents in the SK 60 GMT, stand out and make the Hanhart S series unique.

Each model is limited to 105 pieces and is expected to be available from November.

Technical details

Movement
S 105 OE: Mechanical automatic movement Sellita SW 200 / ETA 2824 in the Hanhart version
28,800 a/h, 4 Hz
S 105 OE GMT and SK 60 GMT: Mechanical automatic movement Sellita SW 330 / ETA 2893 in the Hanhart version
28,800 a/h, 4 Hz

Functions
Stop second
Center second
Date display at 3
24 hours hand, second time (not at S 105 OE)

Case
Stainless steel with PVD coating
Diameter 40mm, height 12mm
Convex, one-sided, mirrored sapphire crystal
Screw-in case back with Saab 105 engraving
Waterproof up to 10bar / 10 ATM according to DIN 8310

Dial
Black
Super-LumiNova® coated hands, numerals and indexes

Strap
Black calfskin
Pin buckle with PVD coating
Lug width: 20 mm

Hanhart PRIMUS Nautic Pilot Bronze Limited Edition

The new PRIMUS Nautic Pilot Bronze from Hanhart comes with an extremely hard bronze-coated case instead of a copper-tin alloy and is limited to 300 pieces. The Bronze coating of the case of the new Flieger chronograph has 1’300 Vickers (HV) and is over five times harder than usual steel cases, which have around 220 HV. The case is highly resistant to external influences and scratches.

The PRIMUS Nautic Pilot Bronze stands out from the crowd with its distinctive design. Due to its durability and build quality, it is the perfect companion for all kinds of activities: in the air or on the water, on the plane or on the yacht, on the beach or in the office.

Hanhart is well known for the production of aviation chronographs. In the past the manufactory from the Black Forest also built watches for the Marines. The inspiration for this new chronograph was the color of the ocean.

With the new PRIMUS Nautic Pilot Bronze Hanhart combines the themes of air and water: the royal blue dial color and the bronze case are reflecting the element water, while the clear dial design, the skeletonized hands and the canvas strap with leather inlay reflect the element air.

For the PRIMUS collection, which stands for a modern interpretation of the Hanhart history, Hanhart has decided to choose a case material that isn’t changing over time and is produced with modern technology. In comparison to copper-tin alloys the case of the PRIMUS Nautic Pilot Bronze will not age and will not apply copper rust.

Thus, the new aviator chronograph with a hardness of 1’300 Vickers (HV) is the perfect alternative for anyone who appreciates a bronze designed case and wants to retain this color, without a change or constant reprocessing of the case to restore the original condition.

Despite its modern, simple design, Hanhart’s typical features have not been left out. Significant recognition features of Hanhart chronographs are the fluted bezel with red index point and the red pusher.

Like the historic models from the 1930s, Hanhart relies on the proven bicompax design: the totalizers at 3 and 9 o’clock provide a harmonious appearance. They are as well very useful with display of the small second at 9 o’clock and the 30-minute stop at 3 o’clock.

Perfect daytime and nighttime legibility is ensured by Super-Luminova coated numerals, hands and indices. The flexible lugs lead to maximum comfort on each wrist.

Limited to 300 pieces, the PRIMUS Nautic Pilot Bronze will be retailed for 2950 Euro incl. VAT. Delivery starts in October.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic chronograph movement Sellita SW510
28,800 a / h, 4 Hz, 27 jewels
Power reserve at least 48h

Functions
Stop function minute and second
Small second
30-minute counter
Date

Case
Stainless steel with bronze PVD coating with 1‘300 Vickers (HV),anodised aluminum
Diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm
Convex, one-sided, mirrored sapphire crystal
Screwed crown
Red pusher
Flexible lugs
Case back secured by screws with sapphire crystal
Fluted bezel with red markings (not rotatable)
Waterproof up to 10 bar / 10 ATM according to DIN 8310

Dial
Royal blue
Super-LumiNova® coated numerals, blue hands and indices

Strap
Textile blue with leather inlay for comfort
Folding clasp made of stainless steel with bronze PVD coating

Hanhart PRIMUS Carrier Pilot

Hanhart , the watch manufacturer from Gütenbach in the Black Forest in Germany, adds a new watch to the PRIMUS Pilot collection: a modern aviator chronograph in rich royal blue, the PRIMUS Carrier Pilot.

Hanhart is known for the production of aviation chronographs. In the history the watchmaker from the Black Forest also built watches for the Navy. The new PRIMUS Carrier Pilot combines the elements of air and water: the blue color of the depths of the ocean was the model for the dial and canvas strap, whereas hands and indexes reflect the sleek design of a pilot’s chronograph.

An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase. Landing on a carrier is one of the most demanding and dangerous flying operations for pilots, especially at nighttime or with bad weather. The PRIMUS Carrier Pilot is the perfect companion for these maneuvers: perfect legibility at day and night, matt case without reflection and flexible lugs for maximum wearing comfort.

The blue dial and canvas strap with leather inlay give the watch a unique look in combination with the gray matte steel case.

Despite its modern, simple design, the chronograph does not miss out the typical Hanhart features like the fluted bezel with red index inlay and the red pusher. Like in the 30s, Hanhart’s new chronograph has a bicompax dial, which means that the small subsidiary dials are located at 3 and 9 o’clock. This ensures not only a harmonious design but is as well very useful: at 9 o’clock the small second is displayed while the 30-minute stop is included at 3 o’clock.

The PRIMUS Carrier Pilot is now available for 2740 EUR.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic chronograph movement HAN3809
28,800 a / h, 4 Hz, 28 jewels
Power reserve at least 42h

Functions
Stop function minute and second
Small second
30-minute counter
Date

Case
Matt stainless steel sandblasted with flexible lugs
Red pusher, anodised aluminum
Diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm
Convex, one-sided, mirrored sapphire crystal
Screwed crown
Case back secured by screws with sapphire crystal
Fluted bezel with red markings
Waterproof up to 10 bar / 10 ATM according to DIN 8310

Dial
Royal blue
Super-LumiNova® coated numerals, hands and indices

Strap
Textile blue with leather inlay for comfort
Folding clasp made of matt sandblasted stainless steel

Hanhart Black Falcon PRIMUS Race Winner Limited Edition

The Black Falcon PRIMUS Race Winner is a special edition chronograph collection created by Hanhart to celebrate the success of German racing team Black Falcon. This automatic bi-compax chronograph features a Black DLC-coated stainless steel case with the signature red button in anodized aluminum and fluted bezel with red inlaid marking.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic chronograph movement HAN3809 (bicompax)
28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 28 jewels
Rotor with skeletonized Hanhart logo and limited-edition number
Power reserve 42 hours

Functions
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Date display at 6 o’clock

Case
Black DLC-coated stainless steel
Red button, anodized aluminum
Fluted bezel with red inlaid marking
Convex sapphire glass, internally anti-reflective coating
Screwed-down case back made of internally anti-reflective sapphire glass
Screw-in crown, flexible lugs
Diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm
Waterproof according to DIN 8310
Water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m

Dial
Black, with polished Super-LumiNova®-coated luminous Arabic numerals, index marks, and hands

Red button
Hanhart’s attention-grabbing trademark. It underlines the connection between the stopwatches, the first pilot’s chronographs, and the new collection

Strap
Black vulcanized rubber with a folding stainless-steel clasp with inlaid red marking (anodized aluminum)

Hanhart PRIMUS Monochrome Pilot

As the name suggests, Hanhart’s new chronograph follows the rules of monochrome coloring. In contrast to its predecessors, which frequently had colorful designs, this PRIMUS model is relatively clear and simple, which gives it a minimalist and elegant character.

The tone-on-tone design with different nuances of grey contributes to perfect legibility of the dial and emphasizes the clear lines of the timepiece. With this chronograph, the premium watch manufacture form the Black Forest proves that the PRIMUS line not only has a sporty-dynamic but also a classic, calm facet.

The black numerals and index marks on the grey dial form a pure, simple appearance. The case and the folding clasp out of matte sandblasted stainless steel and the black textile strap complement the monochrome color spectrum.

The plain color scheme is a contrast to the classic red elements of Hanhart chronographs: the red pusher, the red marking on the bezel and the red marking on the folding clasp. Flexible lugs ensure that the case, with a size of 44 mm diameter and 15 mm height, has a comfortable fit on the wrist.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic chronograph movement HAN3809 (bicompax)
28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 28 jewels
Rotor with a skeletonized Hanhart logo
Power reserve of 42 hours

Funtions
Small seconds at 9
30-minute counter at 3
Date display at 6

Case
Sand-blasted matte stainless steel with anodized aluminum red button
Fluted bezel with inlaid red marking
Convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass
Screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass case back
Screw down crown, flexible lugs, diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm
Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial
Warm grey with black, with Super-LumiNova®-coated luminous Arabic numerals, index marks and hands

Strap
Black fabric textile with leather inside, folding clasp with inlaid red marking made from stainless steel (matte sand-blasted)

 

Hanhart PIONEER One

Drawing inspiration from a watch produced in the 50s, German watch brand Hanhart is introducing a new three-hand watch in the PIONEER collection: the PIONEER One.

Since its foundation in 1882 functionality and precision play a big role for the watchmaker from the Black Forest. Over more than 135 years Hanhart has created timepieces that follow the same principles: maximum reliability, simple and secure operation, perfect legibility, and first-class precision.

The PIONEER One in satin-finished stainless steel housing revives a piece of the company history in a new design. With a diameter of 42 mm and a height of 12 mm the watch comes in a black or a white dial. Apart from the date display at 3 o’clock and the logo the dial is very clean. The fluted bezel with red index point and the calfskin strap with satined stainless steel rivets reflect typical Hanhart design features.

The historic inspiration for this watch came from Hanhart’s iconic model from the 50s, the 417 ES Flyback (Cal. 42). The Hanhart Cal. 42, a ratchet wheel calibre with flyback function and manual wind, was introduced in the 50s and was an evolution of the Cal. 40 and 41.

The design of the hands and numerals of the PIONEER One are based on this iconic model. The caliber was installed in the Hanhart Chronograph 417 and 417 ES (the stainless-steel version), which were originally produced for the Air Force of the German Federal Armed Forces.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic movement Sellita SW 200
28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 30 jewels
Power reserve of min. 38 hours
Diameter 25,6 mm, Height 4,6 mm

Functions
Three-hands watch with center second, date at 3

Case
Stainless steel
Fluted, bidirectional rotating bezel with red marking
Internally anti-reflective sapphire glass
Screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass case back
Diameter 42 mm, height 12 mm
Water-resistance to 10 bar/100 m

Dial
Available in black or white with Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous Arabic numerals, index marks and hands

Strap
Brown calfskin with riveting, pin buckle made from stainless steel
Lug width 22 mm

HANHART

Since its foundation in 1882 by Johan Adolf Hanhart in Diessenhofen, Switzerland, Hanhart had a major impact to the history of the watchmaking industry especially to the chronographs and high precision technology. As the manufacturer of the first reasonably priced stopwatches, Hanhart was one of the pioneers in the development of chronographs and stopwatches.

The sun glows red in the evening sky over the little town of Diessenhofen, located on the River Rhine in northeast Switzerland, as the watchmaker Johann Adolf Hanhart sits down, takes out a pen and paper and drafts an announcement. He “respectfully informs the worthy residents of Diessenhofen and surroundings” that he has purchased a business and its premises there with the intention of opening a watch shop. The building is situated at Hauptstrasse 33. The notice appeared in the “Anzeiger am Rhein” newspaper on 1 July 1882. Johann Adolf Hanhart, who was born in Diessenhofen on 11 May 1856, went on to serve the community as mayor for a number of years before relocating his business in 1902 to Schwenningen in southern Germany, the stronghold of watchmaking.

The family of entrepreneurs experienced an initial and extremely innovative epoch here in the 1920s when the youngest Hanhart son, Wilhelm Julius, who was born in Schwenningen on 31 October 1902, joined the business. This sport-loving young man introduced the world’s first reasonably priced mechanical stopwatch in 1924. He had participated in a track and field sports meeting in the previous year, for which the organizers had great difficulty in finding even four stopwatches of varying quality. These timepieces came exclusively from Switzerland at that time and were only available at exorbitant prices – if at all – since essentially only individual watches were produced to order. Wilhelm Hanhart became so irritated by this that he decided to manufacture stopwatches himself. In association with a watchmaker, he conceived and designed the first reasonably priced mechanical stopwatch – and in doing so he pressed the start button for the company that leads the stopwatch sector to this day.

Hanhart Watch manufactory

Hanhart did not let up: the first pocket watches and wristwatches extended the product range. Willy Hanhart concentrated on manufacturing his own movement blanks. A second manufactory, which continues to manufacture the Hanhart stopwatch collection to this day, was established in Gütenbach in the Black Forest in 1934 as part of the planned expansion of the business. This was followed by the market launch of a complicated split-second stopwatch in 1935. New and increasingly intricate models went into production. Even in those days, first-class precision in perfected form was one of the maxims of the company. 1938 marked the start of a new epoch in the history of the company – when the first Hanhart chronograph model entered series production. This was the single-button “Calibre 40”, which would soon become established as the company’s main product and its new re-issue as the “Primus” model has become a coveted collectors’ piece and connoisseur’s item. The legendary “Calibre 41” and “Tachy Tele” pilot’s chronographs followed in 1939 – with a red painted button to prevent unintentional resetting.

Hanhart Trademark Red Button

Hanhart – like other companies – supplied military materiel during the Second World War. Pilots and Navy officers wear chronographs that are capable of withstanding the most severe tests. At the end of the war, the businesses in Schwenningen and Gütenbach were looted and dismantled. Most of the machines were taken to France. Willy Hanhart was interned. The business was compulsorily wound up, and Willy Hanhart was facing ruin. His tax trustees advised him to file for bankruptcy. Instead, with the support of his wife Gertraud, he embarked on the reconstruction of his factory in Gütenbach. 1947 he flees to Switzerland and returned to Germany in 1949. In the two years he acquired his first machines in exchange for chronograph wristwatches, and his employees collected movements along with small machines and tools from secure hiding places. The production of chronographs was resumed in 1948. Under a commission from the French, Hanhart manufactured the “Admiral” chronograph – especially for doctors and military officers. Precision timepieces were supplied to the German Navy. Production was once again running at full speed by the early 1950s. Hanhart concentrated increasingly on the manufacture of mechanical stopwatches and at the same time introduced a variety of innovative products onto the market such as automatic timers and the “Sans Souci” wristwatch alarm.

The company headquarters were rebuilt in Schwenningen in 1952. In the same year, Hanhart participated for the first time in the Swiss Watch Fair – now known as Baselworld. After equipping the German Armed Forces, formed in 1955, with pilot’s chronographs, their manufacture ceased in 1962 and gradually also the production of wristwatches. This was the age of the stopwatch! Driven as always by the highly motivated Willy Hanhart, with his active involvement in sport, the watchmakers of Gütenbach continued to develop new models. In 1962, Hanhart repeated his coup of 1924: with the “Amigo” he took the market by surprise with a new stopwatch. The company became the market leader and Europe’s largest producer of mechanical stopwatches.

Hanhart now moved up a gear and commissioned an additional production facility in Neukirch in 1963. There is hardly a school or sports club in Germany in which Hanhart stopwatches are not used for time recording. The age of the quartz watch then dawned in 1972. Hanhart established an in-house plastics injection moulding plant and developed a quartz movement, which was sold by the millions. Customers included well-known companies which used the movement in their own alarm clocks and watches or Hanhart produced products according to their design. Then the first cheap quartz movements arrived on the market from the Far East. Pressure on prices increased, and the volume of sales fell. The Black Forest manufacturer responded to this offensive from the Far East by developing a new competitive movement, the Calibre 3305, in 1981. This went into production in 1982. No fewer than 40 million units were sold! In 1983, Willy Hanhart’s son-in-law, Klaus Eble, who had joined the company in 1966, took over the management of the business.

Klaus Eble

With the rediscovery of traditional craftsmanship in the world of watches, in the 1990s Hanhart turned to another of its own earlier pioneering achievements: the legendary Hanhart pilot’s chronograph of 1939 was presented as a replica at the Antiques Fair in Furtwangen in August 1997. Every detail of the original’s case and dial was copied with the greatest care, from the old Hanhart lettering to the asymmetrical offset of the buttons. The limited edition of 2,500 pieces sold out in only a short time. Spurred on by this success, the Gütenbach company immediately followed it up with the manufacture of the “Tachy Tele” pilot’s chronograph. This was followed in 1998 by the “Sirius” and “Admiral” models. The replica chronographs generated lots of enthusiasm.

Hanhart watches are increasingly developing into exclusive objects for collectors and connoisseurs of fine precision watches. The “Primus” single-button chronograph appeared in 2003. The German company became a pioneer in its own time and introduced the “Dornier by Hanhart” model in 2004. The impetus came from Irén Dornier, the grandson of the famous aircraft designer Claude Dornier. From the Gütenbach company he commissioned a chronograph which is dedicated to the legendary Do-X flying boat and which accompanied him on an extraordinary journey: Irén Dornier has flown around the world in a historic seaplane wearing the Hanhart chronograph on his wrist.

The collection was joined in 2005 by the “M39”, an extremely successful replica that is faithful to the original. Further newly developed models followed – with the revived aviation and marine design theme. Two special editions were issued in 2007 to mark the 125th anniversary of the company. These reflect the firm’s history: the “Opus 41” and “Spirit of Racing”. The “Opus 41” hand-wound chronograph in platinum, equipped with an original, historic Hanhart “Calibre 41/42” ratchet movement, is limited to 39 watches. The high-quality “Spirit of Racing” twin-set, comprising the classic Hanhart “Minos” wristwatch as well as a special model of a rattrapante flyback stopwatch, recognizes the spirit of 125 years of time recording for sporting competitions.

Also dedicated to this spirit is the world-first “Tachymaster” model, which Hanhart brought to the market in 2008. This watch provides passionate classic rally drivers with an entirely novel and innovative tool on the rally stages. The watch shows the target time for the stage, making the individual stage times much easier to manage. With the launch of the “Tachymaster” for classic rallies, this old-established German watch manufactory underlines its prominent position as Europe’s leading manufacturer of stopwatches.

Hanhart AG Switzerland
Hanhart AG Switzerland is a result of business co-operation between Klaus J. Eble, Managing Director of A. Hanhart GmbH & Co. KG and Thomas Allenspach whom he met on a flight to Hamburg in June 2006. Thomas Allenspach, CEO of a Swiss company, embarked on an intensive study of the company history of Hanhart and the watch market. After a guided tour of the Hanhart factory by Klaus J. Eble and Thomas Allenspach, both decided to lay foundation of their cooperation.The idea was to expand the market for mechanical wristwatches in the luxury segment based on a trilogy that is founded on the tradition of the German Hanhart watch manufactory along with the integration of Swiss state-of-the-art technology, which in turn makes it so unique.

Thomas Allenspach and Klaus J. Eble now set off on the search for investors. At the same time, they established contacts with acknowledged experts in the Swiss watch industry. They succeeded in convincing them of the project and in gathering them together around a table. Everything came to a head on 31 January 2008: Hanhart AG was registered in the Swiss Commercial Register – as a subsidiary of the German company A. Hanhart GmbH & Co. KG. The company has its headquarters in the Swiss town of Diessenhofen on the River Rhine – the same place where the Hanhart company was founded. The business premises of Hanhart AG are at Hauptstrasse 17, only a few steps from the building in which Johann Adolf Hanhart opened his watch shop in 1882. The official starting date was exactly 126 years after the foundation of the Hanhart company – on 1 July 2008. Thomas Allenspach is CEO of Hanhart AG. His area of responsibility within the Hanhart Group is for the positioning of the company’s chronographs internationally. Klaus J. Eble continued as director of production and stopwatch sales in Gütenbach.

Thomas Allenspach

Although small at the present time, the team in Diessenhofen, with Erika Müller-Lusti as Head of Marketing, is beginning to build up the new chronograph range. In close cooperation with the German parent company at its headquarters in Gütenbach and with highly specialized suppliers to the Swiss watch industry, a new sporting chronograph collection in the most refined design has emerged – with the unmistakeable, unique trademark that has characterized Hanhart ever since the introduction of its “Primus” chronograph in 1938: the red button, which is also a symbol of the stopwatch function of the new chronograph.

The new collection was launched at Baselworld 2009 as an exclusive, limited production chronograph range. It is a collection for connoisseurs and collectors, for people who go their own way. Drawing on the company’s core competence in stopwatches, the chronograph is intended to accompany people on their way through life and to capture important moments. The watch satisfies the highest qualitative demands precisely and robustly, and it combines the advantages that have characterized Hanhart stopwatches since 1924. Its sporting and refined features make it a sought-after accessory which people like to wear especially when life becomes an experience. The names of the chronograph range express these moments: “Pilot”, “Racer”, “Diver”.

Updates
2012: In 2012, Hanhart became the first and only watch brand in the world to use a certain kind of nickel-free stainless steel for its wrist chronograph cases. This steel has been treated using a special finishing process, making it extremely hard and therefore improving its scratch resistance by more than 10,000%. The use of this finishing process is patented for the watch- and jewellery making industry under the brand name HDSPro®.

This is why the Swiss-German watch brand has opted to use HDSPro® steel for the cases of its mechanical chronographs in the future, making it the first manufacturer in the watch industry across the world to do so. This steel offers the perfect combination of hardness, resistance to corrosion and nickel-free composition.

Official website:www.hanhart.com

Hanhart PRIMUS Austrian Air Force Pilot Limited Edition – The New Chronograph Developed in Collaboration with the Austrian Air Force

Hanhart, the famous aviator chronograph specialist based in the southern Black Forest region of Germany, presents a special series of pilot watch collection produced in collaboration with the Austrian Air Force.

The new PRIMUS Austrian Air Force Pilot watch from Hanhart is limited to 100 pieces and is available in three different versions of case and bracelet. The chronograph can be ordered in a stainless steel case, a matt sandblasted stainless steel case and a black DLC coated stainless steel case.

The bracelets are available in calfskin, vulcanized rubber and canvas and come with a folding clasp made from stainless steel (matt or DLC coated, depending on case material). The choice of case and bracelet does not change the limitation of the chronographs – every serial number is only produced once. The dial carries the distinctive emblem of the Austrian Air Force at six o’clock, which shows an eagle applied on the Austrian flag. Many details such as feathers and claws can only be recognized with eagle’s eyes or with the help of a magnifier.

The bright luminescent numerals and index marks together with the red Hanhart details create a clear contrast to the black basic design of the chronograph and thereby contribute to a good legibility. The unique fluted bezel with inlaid red marking, the typical “bicompax” dial arrangement and the anodized aluminum red button reflect the typical Hanhart features.

Despite the size of 44 mm diameter and 15 mm case height, flexible lugs provide a comfortable fit on the wrist.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic chronograph movement HAN3809 (bicompax), 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 28 jewels; Rotor with a skeletonized Hanhart logo; Power reserve of 42 hours

Functions
Small seconds at 9; 30-minute counter at 3; Date display at 6

Case
Optional stainless steel, matt sandblasted stainless steel or stainless steel with black DLC coating, anodized aluminum red button and fluted bezel with inlaid red marking, convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass, screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass case back, screw-in crown with Hanhart logo, flexible lugs, diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm, water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial
Black, Austrian Air Force logo with an eagle applique on the Austrian flag, with Super-LumiNova®-coated luminous numerals, index marks and hands

Strap
Available in black rubber, calfskin or canvas, folding clasp with inlaid red marking (anodized aluminum) made from stainless steel, matt sandblasted stainless steel or stainless steel with black DLC coating

Price
Stainless steel: 2.590,-
Matt sandblasted stainless steel: 2.790,-
Stainless steel with black DLC coating: 3.090,-

 

Hanhart Primus Black Ops Pilot

Dressed in stunning black exterior, the brand new limited edition automatic chronograph watch from Hanhart is the ultimate tool watch for modern individuals, who are looking for a chronograph for any occasion. The PRIMUS Black Ops Pilot is limited to a quantity of 82 pieces, referring to Hanhart’s foundation year 1882.

The dark design of a black DLC (diamond-like carbon) coated stainless steel case, the bronze green dial with luminous numerals and index marks as well as the dark green textile strap were contemporary chosen, without neglecting the striking Hanhart details: the distinctive fluted bezel with the eye-catching red marking, the typical “bi-compax” display arrangement and not least the anodized aluminum red button.

All of these features embody a dynamic and uncompromising rugged look. However its timeless casual and ensures a maximum comfort on the wrist thanks to its flexible lugs and the durable fabric strap.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic chronograph movement HAN3809 (bicompax), 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 28 jewels; Rotor with a skeletonised Hanhart logo; Power reserve of 42 hours

Functions
Small seconds at 9; 30-minute counter at 3; Date display at 6

Case
Black DLC (diamond-like carbon)-coated stainless steel with anodised aluminium red button; Fluted bezel with inlaid red marking; Convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; Screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass case back; Screw down crown, flexible lugs, diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm; Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial
Bronze green with Super-LumiNova®-coated luminous numerals, index marks and hands

Strap
Green fabric textile, folding clasp with inlaid red marking made from black DLC-coated stainless steel

Hanhart PRIMUS Survivor Pilot

Hanhart dedicates a new limited special edition wristwatch to performance-oriented high achievers seeking adventures off the beaten tracks. The black forest inspired design, which is limited to a quantity of 50, called the PRIMUS Survivor  Pilot is an automatic watch, which accompanies those who seek a balanced life style of intense professional live and active leisure time.

With the PRIMUS Survivor Pilot, Hanhart combines its 130-year tradition with modern elements. The chronograph, like the entire collection, features Hanhart’s unmistakable distinctive trademarks, the red push button and the typical “bi-compax” display arrangement. The dial’s premium, bronze green finish is placed under the, on the inside anti-reflective, sapphire glass. The matte, sand blasted stainless steel case with its screwed-down sapphire glass case back grants the view to the movement and the skeletonised rotor.

A robust fabric strap featuring an ergonomic, sandblasted, stainless steel folding clasp complements the sportive appearance of the PRIMUS Survivor Pilot. Flexible lugs offer the wearer the highest comfort. The Arabic number twelve and the luminous indexes dominate Hanhart’s distinctive clean design, and ensure the best possible readability during day and night time. The watch’s outdoor characteristics are clearly in the forefront and speak to those individualists, which make conscious decisions when purchasing a unique timepiece.  “Urban Survivor” stands behind the philosophy of this new chronograph within the progressive style of Hanhart’s watch collection.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic chronograph movement HAN3809 (bicompax), 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 28 jewels, rotor with a skeletonised, incised Hanhart logo, power reserve of min. 42 hours

Functions
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, date display at 6 o’clock

Case
Sand-blasted stainless steel, anodised aluminium red button, fluted bezel with inlaid red marking, convex, internally anti-reflective, sapphire glass, screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire
glass, case back, screw-in crown, flexible lugs, diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm, water -resistance to  10 ATM (DIN 8310)

Dial
Bronze green, with Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous Arabic numerals, index marks and hands

Strap
Textile, folding clasp with inlaid red marking (anodised aluminium) made from stainless steel

HANHART Pioneer Collection – Racemaster GTM, Racemaster GT & Racemaster GTF

Hanhart is harking back to its close association with motor racing in the 1960s and 1970s with the launch of three new chronographs from its Pioneer collection. The Racemaster GT, the Racemaster GTM and the Racemaster GTF, with their sporty, technology-inspired design, are the first models produced by the Swiss-German watch brand to feature watch cases made from HDSPro® steel, which is 100 times more scratch-resistant than conventional stainless steel.

Legendary tracks, famous names and unforgettable racing cars – the early days of motor racing were characterised by a sense of adventure and something truly extraordinary. While fearless drivers revved up their engines and raced round and round the circuit, battling for position, team managers, engineers and race directors would record their lap times. None of this would have been possible without mechanical stopwatches – specifically, mechanical stopwatches from Hanhart.

Ever since the first stop watch was produced in Hanhart’s workshops back in 1924, the Swiss-German watch brand, which is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2012, has been closely associated with motor racing. In autumn 2012, in homage to the fascinating, adrenaline-fuelled sport of motor racing, Hanhart is expanding its Pioneer collection with the launch of three new Racemaster mechanical chronographs.

Right from the start of the design phase, it was decided that the look of these chronographs should be inspired by sporting technology. Their appearance should pay tribute to the design of vintage racing cars: dynamic, cool and daring. The result is a watch with an eye-catching case and a distinctive leather strap in a racing design with a red lining. The dial is clearly reminiscent of early speedometer displays – thanks to its neat style, with luminous arrow-shaped hands, simple and perfectly readable Arabic numerals and applied hour index marks, coloured subdivisions into individual segments and Hanhart’s characteristic display format with two counters at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, a tachymeter scale around the edge and the unconventional circular element in the middle. And, of course, it also features the hallmarks of Hanhart design – the asymmetrical button arrangement and the red reset button.

Watch cases made from stainless steel that is 100 times more scratch-resistant To keep the sporty, technology-inspired look of the Pioneer Racemaster watches in perfect condition for as long as possible, Hanhart is manufacturing the cases from an innovative kind of stainless steel. Hanhart is the first watch brand in the world to use this steel, which offers an ideal combination of hardness, resistance to corrosion and nickel-free composition. A special finishing process gives this steel its distinctive surface structure, which is at least three times tougher than before, resulting in a more than 100-fold, and thus more than 10,000%, improvement in scratch resistance. The use of this finishing process is patented for the watch- and jewellery making industry under the brand name HDSPro®.

Aside from its exceptional scratch resistance, this processed steel is also distinguished by its outstanding resistance to corrosion, which is comparable with any of the highest quality stainless steels available. Since the steel is not coated during the finishing process, the authentic look and feel of the material is retained and, moreover, there is no risk of chipping any layers of coating that have been applied. Last but not least, this steel does not contain any nickel, so watch cases made from this material do not pose any known allergy risk.

To introduce this new range, Hanhart is launching three Racemaster watches with cases measuring 45 millimetres in diameter. These models are differentiated by the design of their movements and dials, but all three have their own exclusively and elaborately converted automatic calibre. This makes it possible to position Hanhart’s characteristic 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock displays in an aesthetically harmonious arrangement right at the edge of the generously sized dial. The aesthetic appearance of the Racemaster models thus corresponds perfectly with the style of the Hanhart chronographs from the 1930s, which owed their distinctive design to the unusual 15.5-ligne size of the early manufacture calibre.

Pioneer Racemaster GTM
As a single-button chronograph, the Pioneer Racemaster GTM is based on the years of experience accumulated by Hanhart in manufacturing this kind of timepiece. All the chronograph functions – start, stop and reset – are performed via the same button and they always follow strictly one after the other. Unlike its two-button counterpart, the seconds hand on this model cannot be resumed after it has been stopped; it invariably jumps back to its initial position the next time the button is pressed. The movement has therefore been slightly reengineered: the lever which sits directly beneath the point where the button at 4 o’clock would normally be has no function, so a large shift lever is responsible for the third strike on the chronograph cam. This cam has also been modified so that it has an additional tooth on its lowest level, enabling the shift lever to control not two, but three positions.

Technical details

  • Model: PIONEER Racemaster GTM (Ref 737.670-001)
  • Movement: HAN4212 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax) with exclusive module; increased crown-to-button spacing and single-button conversion; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 31 jewels; rotor with skeletonised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours
  • Functions: Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, tachymeter scale
  • Case: HDSPro® stainless steel; red button; convex sapphire glass, anti-reflective on both sides; screwed-down case back with engraving; diameter 45 mm; height 16 mm; water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m
  • Dial: Anthracite/blue; applied index marks; with Super-LumiNova® coated, luminous numerals and hands
  • Strap: Calfskin in racing design; stainless steel pin buckle

Pioneer Racemaster GT chronograph
On the two-button Pioneer Racemaster GT chronograph, the small round display at 9 o’clock is not simply reserved for the small seconds, as would normally be the case; it also accommodates a practical 12-hour counter. This model thus remains true to the bicompax display format, yet it also features all the functions of a tricompax chronograph. The upper chronograph button, positioned asymmetrically in relation to the lug, is a striking feature that is unique to Hanhart. In order to achieve this arrangement, Hanhart integrates a specially designed lever into the case. This redirects the force from pressing the button located at 2 o’clock by the required number of millimetres.

Technical details

  • Model: PIONEER Racemaster GT (Ref 736.600-001)
  • Movement: HAN4011 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax) with exclusive module; asymmetrical button arrangement; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 35 jewels; rotor with skeletonised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours
  • Functions: Small seconds and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, tachymeter scale
  • Case: HDSPro® stainless steel; red reset button; convex sapphire glass, antireflective on both sides; screwed-down case back with engraving; diameter 45 mm; height 16 mm; water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m
  • Dial: Anthracite/white; applied index marks; with Super-LumiNova® coated, luminous numerals and hands
  • Strap: Calfskin in racing design; stainless steel pin buckle

Pioneer Racemaster GTF
As for the Pioneer Racemaster GTF, this model also features a flyback function. While on a conventional stopwatch one button controls the start and stop functions, another is used for setting the relevant hands to zero and an intermediate stop is required for a restart, this flyback mechanism makes it possible to simultaneously stop, reset and restart the chronograph by pressing a single button once. The chronograph hand thus returns to its starting position and immediately resumes its time measurements; there is no need to restart the watch after it has been reset.

The colour scheme used for the dial reflects the colours of the legendary racing cars of the 1960s and 1970s: the anthracite tinted middle section provides a strikingly contrasting backdrop for the bright red hands and is surrounded by a ring-shaped minutes scale, which is white on the Racemaster GT, light blue on the GTM and orange on the GTF.

Technical details

  • Model: PIONEER Racemaster GTF (Ref 738.630-001)
  • Movement: HAN4312 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax) with exclusive module; asymmetrical button arrangement; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 34 jewels; rotor with skeletonised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours
  • Functions: Flyback function, small seconds and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, tachymeter scale
  • Case: HDSPro® stainless steel; red reset button; convex sapphire glass, antireflective on both sides; screwed-down case back with engraving; diameter 45 mm; height 16 mm; water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m
  • Dial: Anthracite/orange; applied index marks; with Super-LumiNova® coated, luminous numerals and hands
  • Strap: Calfskin in racing design; stainless steel pin buckle

It is also worth taking a look at the back of the three new Pioneer Racemaster models: the closed case backs, as conventionally seen on instrument watches, are decorated with an elaborate engraving of a starter’s flag crossed with a chequered flag.

HANHART PIONEER Collection – Mk I, Mk II and TachyTele models

In the 1990s, the Swiss-German watch brand Hanhart harked back to its pioneering achievements in the field of precision chronographs, and introduced a series of faithful replicas of its legendary single-button and pilot’s chronographs.

The Mk I, Mk II and TachyTele models have been creating a stir amongst collectors and connoisseurs of exclusive timepieces ever since. Hanhart has been a key pioneer in the field of reliable, highly functional precision chronographs. In 1938 it designed a mono-pusher chronograph for naval officers with its own “Calibre 40” model. This was the perfect technology for navigating and measuring distances on the sea, ruling out any possibility of faulty navigation by dispensing with the need for an addition stopping function.

This was followed just one year later by the first pilot’s chronographs with Hanhart’s manufacture movement “Calibre 41” – a movement with column wheel and flyback function. Just as their predecessor aided navigation on the water, these chronographs enabled precise navigation in the air, and thus played an integral role in the safe and successful outcome of every flight.

They therefore became a constant companion for the pilots of the time. Legend has it that one young pilot, as he was putting on his Hanhart watch one morning, discovered that his wife had painted one of the buttons with red nail varnish so that he would always think of her and return home safe and sound. This distinctive red button became the trademark feature of the watch brand from 1939 onwards. It prevented pilots from inadvertently resetting the stopped time and going off course as a result.

However, these instrument watches were exposed to far harsher conditions in flight than at sea: strong vibrations, huge variations in temperature, as well as magnetic influences. A pilot’s chronograph therefore had to meet strict criteria. It had to be absolutely reliable, extremely precise and robust. Its design had just one purpose to fulfil: perfect, flawless readability by both day and night, and easy operation – with or without gloves.

Hanhart’s chronographs have always fulfilled high standards and continue to do so today. When the brand re-issued a range of faithful replicas of its legendary chronographs in the 1990s, it carried on its long tradition and maintained its high level of expertise. The Mk I, Mk II and TachyTele models, which now form the Pioneer collection, are distinguished by the typical characteristics of a Hanhart chronograph: the start and stop button at the top, positioned asymmetrically towards the lug (an exclusive Hanhart feature), the red lower reset button, with both buttons equipped with extra-strong nubs, as well as the large, easy-to-handle crown and the thin, slip-proof fluted bezel which can be rotated in both directions and includes red markings for recording time.

All of these features guarantee secure and simple handling. The dial is perfectly readable in any situation thanks to its large, glow-in-the-dark Arabic numerals; the distinctive hands which are slightly curved at the ends and mounted onto the dial with the smallest clearance possible and the bicompax dial design. The two auxiliary dials are configured so that they are set back from the main dial, with the small seconds at 9 o’clock and the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. The original models were produced with an unusually large case – designed with a 40 mm diameter to accommodate the proportions used at the time – which had a matte finish to ensure that the pilot would not be blinded by any dazzling polished elements during a flight.

The stainless steel replicas, however, highlight their exclusive character with elegantly contrasting brushed and polished surfaces. To guarantee maximum water-resistance and robustness, the Pioneer models are, like the archetypal models on which they are based, fitted with a sealed, screwed-down case back, which includes three indentations for the case key. The riveted strap made from firm, hard-wearing calfskin provides a secure fit on the wrist.

The models in the Pioneer collection are based on an automatic calibre which has been converted to a “bicompax” display. Hanhart created its characteristic asymmetrical button arrangement by making modifications in its own workshop: A specially-designed bell rank redirects the force from the pressed button at 2 o’clock by the required number of millimetres.

HANHART PIONEER Mk I
The Pioneer Mk I is a replica of the “Calibre 40”, the first precision chronograph produced by Hanhart in 1938. All of the chronograph functions on this unconventional model – start, stop and zero setting – are performed by a single button and always strictly follow each other. Unlike its two-button equivalent, the seconds hand on this chronograph cannot be restarted from the point at which it is stopped; the next press of the button invariably returns the spring to the original starting point.

This meant that the calibre used for the Mk I also had to be redesigned slightly. The crank which sits directly beneath the button that would normally be positioned at 4 o’clock has no function. A large shift lever is therefore responsible for the third strike on the chronograph cam. This cam has also been modified by Hanhart so that it has an additional tooth on its lowest level. The shift lever can thus control not two, but three positions.

  • Movement: HAN3601 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7753 calibre, with increased crown-to-button spacing and single-button conversion; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 27 jewels; power reserve of min. 42 hours
  • Functions: Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minutes counter at 3 o‘clock
  • Case: Stainless steel; red button; fluted, bidirectional rotating bezel with red marking; convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; screwed-down case back; large crown with deep bevelled edge; diameter 40 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m
  • Dial: Black; Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous numerals and hands
  • Strap: Brown or black calfskin with riveting; pin buckle made from stainless steel

HANHART PIONEER Mk II
The Pioneer Mk II is based on Hanhart’s first pilot’s chronographs, produced in 1939. It has two buttons, with the top button arranged asymmetrically and the lower reset button in a striking red colour.

  • Movement: HAN3601 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7753 calibre, asymmetrical button arrangement; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 27 jewels; power reserve of min. 42 hours
  • Functions: Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minutes counter at 3 o‘clock
  • Case: Stainless steel; red reset button; fluted, bidirectional rotating bezel with red marking; convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; screwed-down case back; large crown with deep bevelled edge; diameter 40 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m
  • Dial: Black; Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous numerals and hands
  • Strap: Brown or black calfskin with riveting; pin buckle made from stainless steel

HANHART PIONEER TachyTele
The Pioneer TachyTele has the same design, but features in addition to the stop function two practical scales for the use on the land which are easily readable against the black dial, thanks to their red finish: the tachymeter scale for measuring average speeds is incorporated in the centre of the dial in a spiral formation.

As this scale allows for a total of three revolutions of the stop indicator hand, it considerably extends the measurement range, enabling even relatively slow speeds of 60 km/h down to 20 km/h to be measured. The telemeter scale, which is printed on the peripheral edge of the dial, is used for measuring distances, taking into account the speed of sound.

  • Movement: HAN3601 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7753 calibre, asymmetrical button arrangement; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 27 jewels; power reserve of min. 42 hours
  • Functions: Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minutes counter at 3 o‘clock, tachymeter scale in the centre, telemeter scale on the peripheral edge
  • Case: Stainless steel; red reset button; fluted, bidirectional rotating bezel with red marking; convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; screwed-down case back; large crown with deep bevelled edge; diameter 40 mm, height 13.7 mm; water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m
  • Dial: Black; Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous numerals and hands
  • Strap: Brown or black calfskin with riveting; pin buckle made from stainless steel

All models in the Pioneer collection are immediately recognisable as Hanhart chronographs, and represent a unique combination of tradition and the modern requirements of our time.

HANHART CLASSICTIMER – Mechanical Stopwatches and Dashboard Instruments

Since Hanhart produced the very first stopwatch in 1924, the independent Swiss-German watch brand has developed to become the most important and market-leading manufacturer of timepieces. Nowadays, the mechanical stopwatches made in the Hanhart factory in Gütenbach, Germany, are popular collector’s pieces and highly-valued accessories for vintage car rally drivers.

Modern aviation, newly emerging motor races or booming popular sport – in the first half of the last century, these would have been unimaginable without new high-precision 100 per cent reliable timekeeping instruments; timekeeping instruments which were inextricably linked to the name of Hanhart and remain so today. When Johann Adolf Hanhart, a watchmaker from Diessenhofen, issued an announcement in the Anzeiger am Rhein newspaper on 1 July 1882, “respectfully informing” readers that he had purchased a business and its premises on the high street of his home town in North East Switzerland, with the intention of opening a watch shop there, he laid the foundations for the Swiss-German Hanhart watch brand, which remains independent to this day.

The brand soon made a name for itself in the manufacture of stopwatches and chronographs for use in the air, on the land and on the sea. Even today, thanks to its high level of expertise and the precision and first-class functionality of its products, it continues to maintain its status as the most important and market leading producer of mechanical and electronic timekeeping instruments.

In 1924, the youngest Hanhart son, Wilhelm Julius – a sport-loving young man who had recently joined the business – was inspired to produce the world’s first affordable stopwatch. It was a resounding success and formed the basis for further innovative technological developments, as well as for the conversion of the erstwhile reassembly business into a watch factory, where the focus was on producing watches using the company’s own movements.

In addition to the legendary mono-pusher and pilot’s chronographs, which Hanhart manufactured from 1938 onwards, new and increasingly elaborate stopwatches were constantly being launched on the market – such as the sophisticated double hand stopwatch and the ultrafast oscillator with its balance-wheel frequency of 360,000 vibrations per hour, which made Hanhart the first manufacturer to enable the measurement of hundredths of a second.

Nowadays Hanhart’s high-quality mechanical stopwatches, which are manufactured over several production stages in the company’s Gütenbach factory, represent a key product segment for the brand as the ClassicTimer collection. Used in the past for all the important sporting events and motor races, today they are most popular among ambitious vintage car rally drivers. This traditional close link with motorsport is well established with the “Tachymaster” models, a world first launched by Hanhart in 2009. This watch displays the distances to be driven in the rallies, thus making it much easier to check the times for each individual stage.

The mechanical timepieces in the ClassicTimer series offer everything you could possibly need in situations which require precise timekeeping. The collection ranges from the classic addition timer, the split-seconds addition timer and the long-distance hour counter, right through to the “Mega Minutes” addition timer with its extra-large, centrally positioned sprung minutes hand and practical flyback function. The collection is also supplemented by day timers, whose classic design is reminiscent of the distinctive Hanhart pocket watches.

All of the stopwatches feature a mechanical Hanhart manufacture movement with a Swiss anchor escapement and a shock-resistant balance wheel. The chrome-plated brass case has a pristine polished finish and, depending on the model, includes a fluted rotating bezel with red marking for presetting target times in individual race stages. Ease of use is guaranteed by the convenience buttons – the reset button marked in red, the special trademark feature of Hanhart.

The stopwatches and day timers can be used in any combination, and can easily be mounted onto a dashboard on one-, two- or three-piece panels. The watches can be fitted onto and removed from the dashboard in a simple process thanks to an innovative “slide-in” method with a cleverly devised mechanism.

HANHART CLASSICTIMER
1. HANHART CLASSICTIMER “Mega Minute” addition timer with flyback
Ref 185.8760-8E 185.8801-9E

Movement: Mechanical manufacture movement; anchor escapement; 7 jewels
Functions: Addition timer, flyback function, 1/5-second timing, large sprung central minutes hand with measurement range up to 60 minutes
Case: Chrome-plated brass, polished; fluted rotating bezel with red marking, depending on the model; red convenience button; mineral glass; diameter 55 mm; splashproof
Dial: Beige or black

2. HANHART CLASSICTIMER Split-seconds addition timer with flyback(Ref 135.3960-8E)
Movement: Mechanical manufacture movement; anchor escapement; 9 jewels
Functions: Split-seconds addition timer, flyback function, 1/5-second timing,
30-minute counter
Case: Chrome-plated brass, polished; fluted rotating bezel with red marking; convenience buttons, red reset button; mineral glass; diameter 55 mm; splashproof
Dial: Beige or black.

3. HANHART CLASSICTIMER Split-seconds addition timer(Ref 135.4001-90)
Movement: Mechanical manufacture movement; anchor escapement; 9 jewels
Functions: Split-seconds addition timer, 1/5-second timing, 30-minute counter
Case: Chrome-plated brass, polished; convenience buttons, red reset button; mineral glass; diameter 55 mm; splashproof
Dial: Beige or black

4. HANHART CLASSICTIMER Classic addition timer(Ref 125.4001-90)
Movement: Mechanical manufacture movement; anchor escapement; 7 jewels
Functions: Addition timer, 1/5-second timing, 30-minute counter
Case: Chrome-plated brass, polished; red convenience button; diameter 55 mm; mineral glass; splashproof
Dial: Beige or black

5. HANHART CLASSICTIMER Long-distance hour counter(Ref 126.7260-80 & 126.7301-90)
Movement: Mechanical manufacture movement; anchor escapement; 11 jewels
Functions: 1/5-second timing, sprung central minutes hand; 10-hour counter
Case: Chrome-plated brass, polished; fluted rotating bezel with red marking, depending on the model; red convenience button; mineral glass; diameter 55 mm; splashproof
Dial: Beige or black

6. HANHART CLASSICTIMER “Board Time” day timer (Ref 850.3960-80 & 850.4001-90)
Movement: Unitas 6497 hand-wound movement; anchor escapement; 17 jewels
Functions: Hours/minutes, small seconds
Case: Chrome-plated brass, polished; fluted rotating bezel with red marking, depending on the model; mineral glass; diameter 55 mm; splashproof
Dial: Beige or black

HANHART CLASSICTIMER Dashboards
The mechanical stopwatches and instrument watches for dashboards produced in the Hanhart factory in Gütenbach, Germany, are popular collector’s pieces and highly valued accessories for vintage car rally drivers. In 2011, Hanhart Introduced the first two-piece set for car dashboards in an elegant black design.

The name of the independent Swiss-German watch brand Hanhart is a synonym for high precision and 100 per cent reliable stopwatches and chronographs for use in the air, on the land and on the sea. Today, thanks to its high level of expertise, as well as the precision and first-class functionality of its products, Hanhart has become the most important market-leading manufacturer of mechanical and electronic timekeeping instruments.

High-quality mechanical stopwatches and instrument watches for dashboards, made over several production stages in Hanhart’s factory, and named the ClassicTimer collection; represent a significant product segment for the brand. Used in the past for all the important sporting events and motor races, today they are most popular among ambitious vintage car rally drivers. The watches can be used in any combination, and can easily be mounted onto the dashboard with a specially made panel. They can be fitted onto and removed from the dashboard in a simple process thanks to an innovative “slide-in” method.

In 2011, Hanhart introduced a day timer with a classic design that pays homage to the distinctive Hanhart pocket watches, as well as a split-seconds addition timer with flyback function in elegant black chrome-plated brass, with a matching mounting panel for the dashboard. The discreet matte surface of the panel, punctuated by polished cases, edges and details, offer an exciting contrast to the red reset button on the stopwatch – Hanhart’s trademark. The same red colouring is used for the drag indicator, ensuring that this remains very visible against the jet-black dial and easily distinguishable from the white seconds hand. The stopwatch contains a mechanical Hanhart manufacture movement with a Swiss anchor escapement and a shock-resistant balance wheel, the day timer contains a Unitas hand-wound movement.

HANHART ClassicTimer Split-seconds addition timer with flyback function
Movement: Mechanical manufacture movement; anchor escapement; 9 jewels
Functions: Split-seconds addition timer, flyback function, 1/5-second timing, 30-minute counter
Case: Black chrome-plated brass, polished; convenience buttons, red reset button; mineral glass; diameter 55 mm; splashproof
Dial: Black

ClassicTimer “Board Time” day timer
Movement: Unitas 6497 hand-wound movement; anchor escapement; 17 jewels
Functions: Hours/minutes, small seconds
Case: Black chrome-plated brass, polished; mineral glass; diameter 55 mm; splashproof
Dial: Black

HANHART PRIMUS Desert Pilot

HANHART, the Swiss-German watch brand famous for its legendary high precision professional chronograph models, now introduces the Primus Desert Pilot pilot’s chronograph, which sports a trendy outdoor look with a sand-blasted case and a sand-coloured dial and fabric strap.

The Swiss-German watch brand Hanhart, which is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2012, is known for its precision-perfect and absolutely reliable instrument watches designed for use in the air, on the land and on the sea. The pilot’s chronographs it started producing in its manufactory in the southern German town of Gütenbach back in 1939 were instrumental in shaping the iconic design of this type of timepiece. Hanhart has produced a contemporary version of these legendary chronographs in the form of the Primus Pilot, which cleverly combines historical details with progressive design.

Inspired by the desire for freedom and adventure, Hanhart is now introducing the Primus Desert Pilot, a watch with a cool outdoor look that highlights the independence of the wearer. Its solid stainless steel case with flexible lugs has a matt sand-blasted finish, giving it a technical and sporty appearance. Another new feature is the sand-coloured dial, which presents a striking contrast to the large Arabic numeral 12, clearly readable index marks and distinctive hands – all of which are finished with a black Super-LumiNova® coating.

It is encased by a convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass, while a screwed-down sapphire glass case back allows the wearer to see the fascinating interplay of the movement and the rotor. The Primus Desert Pilot is finished off with a coarsely woven fabric strap – also sand-coloured – along with a practical, easily adjustable folding clasp made from sand-blasted stainless steel with an inlaid red marking.

However, like all the models in the Primus collection, the Desert Pilot also bears the recognisable hallmarks which hark back to Hanhart’s watch manufacturing tradition: one of the brand’s distinctive features, the red reset button, underlines the relationship between Hanhart’s first pilot’s chronographs, its mechanical stopwatches and the current collection. It has been a distinguishing characteristic of Hanhart watches since 1939 and was previously intended to prevent pilots from unintentionally resetting the stop time. For the models featured in the Primus collection it has been finished with anodized aluminium. The thin, distinctive fluted bezel with inlaid red marking is also reminiscent of the design of the legendary chronographs from Gütenbach.

In order to ensure safety and ease of use for the measurement of time intervals or for air and water navigation, or when using a stopwatch to measure interval times and end times or distances on dry land, the first priority was to ensure maximum functionality, ease of use and outstanding reading precision. There was no need for unnecessary gimmicks or design features on the case and dial, and Hanhart continues, as always, to stand by this maxim.

To ensure an accurate time display and precision chronometry, the models in the Primus collection are equipped with an automatic calibre modified to a bicompax display, featuring a rotor with a skeletonised Hanhart logo. This allows the small seconds to be clearly positioned at 9 o’clock and the 30-minute counter to be arranged at 3 o’clock – a configuration which Hanhart has customarily used from the very beginning. Perfect readability is guaranteed not least by the clear design of the dial and the black Super-LumiNova® coated hands.

Technical details : PRIMUS Desert Pilot

  • Movement: HAN3809 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7750 calibre; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 28 jewels; rotor with a skeletonised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours
  • Functions: Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, date display at 6 o’clock
  • Case: Sand-blasted stainless steel; anodised aluminium red reset button; fluted bezel with inlaid red marking; convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass case back; large screw-in crown; flexible lugs; diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistant to 10 bar/ 100 m
  • Dial: Sand-coloured; with black Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous Arabic numeral, index marks and hands
  • Strap: Fabric strap; folding clasp with inlaid red marking (anodised aluminium) made from sand-blasted stainless steel

Hanhart Pioneer MonoScope

The Pioneer MonoScope is a latest entrant to the family of Hanhart professional chronograph instruments   featuring a single button in red for controlling the entire range of chronograph functions. This new model from the Pioneer collection also bears another striking hallmark of the early precision timepieces made by the Swiss-German watch brand in the widely spaced arrangement of its small seconds and 30- minute counter displays.

In the first half of the 20th century, Hanhart was a key pioneer in developing highly-functional precision chronographs. As early as 1938, the Swiss-German watch brand designed a mono-pusher model for naval officers, featuring its own “Calibre 40” movement. All of the chronograph functions on this unconventional wristwatch – start, stop and reset – are performed by the same button and always follow strictly one after the other. Unlike its two-button equivalent, the seconds hand on this chronograph cannot be restarted after it is stopped. The next time the button is pressed, the seconds hand invariably jumps back to its initial position. This is the perfect technology for navigating safely and measuring distances at sea as it rules out any possibility of faulty navigation by dispensing with an addition stopping function.

The technical design with a single button is also the trademark feature of the Pioneer MonoScope. The automatic movement enclosed in the generously-sized stainless steel case, which measures 45 millimetres in diameter, has had to be re-engineered slightly to suit this mono-pusher arrangement. The lever which sits directly beneath the point where the button at 4 o’clock would normally be has no function. A large shift lever is therefore responsible for the third strike on the chronograph cam. This cam has also been modified so that it has an additional tooth on its lowest level, enabling the shift lever to control not two, but three positions.

In  this new model , a further modification of the calibre has made it possible for the two displays for the small seconds and the 30-minute counter, which are typical of Hanhart chronographs, to be positioned right on the edge of the dial. The aesthetic appearance of this model is therefore perfectly coordinated with the design of its predecessors from the 1930s, for which this arrangement was adopted in order to accommodate the large size – 15.5 lignes – of Hanhart’s early manufacture calibre. On the Pioneer MonoScope, the centres of the two displays, together with the numerals 2 and 4 as well as 8 and 10, form a straight, vertical axis, resulting in a symmetrically-balanced presentation.

Flawless readability, in the characteristic style of a functional instrument watch, is ensured in any situation by the distinctive luminous Arabic numerals and the hands which are also coated with Super-LumiNova®. This is also enhanced by the minute hand, the end of which is bent downwards slightly to ensure a more precise time display. The black and silver colours used on this watch reflect the colours traditionally preferred for precision timepieces.

In addition to the unmistakable bicompax display format, the new MonoScope – like the other models in the Pioneer collection – is distinguished by the typical characteristics of a Hanhart chronograph: the upper chronograph button, positioned at a greater distance from the lug for more ease of use, is especially striking and is a feature unique to this watch manufacturer. In order to achieve this arrangement, Hanhart integrates a specially designed lever into the case in its own workshops. This redirects the force from pressing the button located at 2 o’clock by the required number of millimetres. No less eye-catching is the striking red button, which has been a hallmark of Hanhart watches since 1939 and, right from the start, it has helped to deter wearers from inadvertently resetting the stopped time during navigation.

The large, easy-to-handle crown with a deep bevelled edge guarantees safe and simple use. The bezel is available either in a thin design which can be rotated in either direction and which comes with a fluted, slip-proof finish and red marking or in an elegant and plain design with a flat surface. Elegantly contrasting satin-finished and polished surfaces give the case distinctive character. To guarantee maximum water-resistance and robustness, the Pioneer MonoScope is, like the archetypal models on which it is based, fitted with a sealed, screwed-down case back which includes three indentations for the case key. The rivetted strap made from firm, hard-wearing calfskin and a high-quality pin buckle offer a secure fit on the wrist. The Pioneer MonoScope is also optionally available with a stainless steel bracelet and an adjustable folding clasp.

Technical details
Model: PIONEER MonoScope

Movement: HAN4212 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax) with exclusive module, increased crown-to-button spacing and single-button conversion; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 31 jewels; rotor with a skeletonised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours

Functions: Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

Case: Stainless steel; red button; flat or fluted, bidirectional rotating bezel with red marking; convex sapphire glass, anti-reflective on both sides; screweddown case back; diameter 45 mm; height 16 mm; water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m

Dial: Silver-coloured or black; luminous numerals and hands coated with Super-LumiNova®

Strap/bracelet: Calfskin with riveting and stainless steel pin buckle or stainless steel with adjustable folding clasp.

Hanhart PIONEER Stealth 1882 Limited Edition

To mark its 130th anniversary in 2012, Hanhart is launching two limited versions of the Pioneer Stealth 1882 (each limited to 130 pieces), which takes its name from the stealth technology used in aviation and reproduces all the characteristic elements of the legendary Hanhart pilot’s chronographs from the 1930s in an eye-catching contemporary design. Enclosed within its gleaming, velvety black case is an exclusively modified chronograph movement, which features increased spacing between the two displays at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, an integrated hour counter in the small seconds and a flyback function. The dial also offers practical tachymeter and telemeter scales, with designs reminiscent of the traditional Hanhart “Tachy Tele” model from 1939.

As Hanhart celebrates its 130th anniversary in 2012, the Swiss-German watch brand, which was originally founded by Johann A. Hanhart in the Swiss town of Diessenhofen and still enjoys a reputation as a leading manufacturer of precision timekeeping instruments today, is looking back on a successful and innovative company history.

The brand has been particularly distinguished by its work in developing wrist chronographs. As early as 1938, Hanhart produced a mono-pusher model, featuring its own “Calibre 40” movement. This was followed a year later by pilot’s chronographs for safe navigation in the air, which had a significant impact on both the technological and aesthetic development of these precision instruments. In order to ensure that they could meet the extremely demanding requirements for split-second timekeeping and safe navigation in the air as well as withstanding the harsh conditions of early aviation – such as strong vibrations, huge variations in temperature and magnetic influences – these timepieces had to fulfil extremely strict criteria: they had to be absolutely reliable, precise and robust, perfectly readable and easy to use. Hanhart’s chronographs have always fully satisfied these high standards and continue to do so today.

The Pioneer Stealth 1882 Limited Edition quite rightly prides itself on its association with the legendary Hanhart chronographs on which it is based and is distinguished by all the typical characteristics of these timepieces: the upper chronograph button, positioned asymmetrically towards the lug, is especially striking and is a unique feature of Hanhart. In order to achieve this arrangement, Hanhart integrates a specially designed lever into the case. This redirects the force from pressing the button located at 2 o’clock by the required number of millimetres.

No less eye-catching is the striking red reset button. Legend has it that a young pilot, as he was putting on his Hanhart watch one morning, discovered that his wife had painted one of the buttons with red nail varnish so that he would always think of her and return home safe and sound. This distinctive red button became the trademark feature of the watch brand from 1939 onwards. It deterred pilots from inadvertently resetting the stopped time while navigating during a flight and going off course as a result.

A particularly outstanding aspect of the Pioneer Stealth 1882 Limited Edition, however, is the extraordinary way in which the highly characteristic design of the display has been realised in terms of technology and aesthetics, with two auxiliary dials at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock. An exclusive and complex modification of the automatic calibre enables both of these displays to be placed right on the edge of the large dial which is housed in a case measuring 45 millimetres in diameter. This brings the aesthetic appearance of the watch perfectly into line with the design of its predecessors: due to the relatively large size – 15.5 lignes – of Hanhart’s manufacture calibre 41, the two displays were spaced widely apart on these early pilot’s chronographs too. In addition, the small round display at 9 o’clock on this model is not simply reserved for the small seconds, as would normally be the case; it also accommodates a 12-hour counter which would usually be omitted from a bicompax display of this kind. As a result, the Pioneer Stealth 1882 Limited Edition remains true to the bicompax display format, yet it features all the functions of a tricompax chronograph.

The Pioneer Stealth 1882 Limited Edition is fitted with a flyback mechanism like the earlier chronograph models. While on a conventional stopwatch, one button controls the start and stop functions, another is used for setting the relevant hands to zero and an intermediate stop is required for a restart, this flyback mechanism, designed in the 1930s to facilitate navigation, enabled pilots to simultaneously stop, reset and restart their chronograph by simply pressing a single button. The chronograph hand thus returns to its starting position and immediately resumes its time measurements; there is no need to restart the watch after it has been reset.

Like the “Tachy Tele” pilot’s chronograph from 1939, the Pioneer Stealth 1882 Limited Edition also includes telemeter and tachymeter scales. The tachymeter scale is designed to measure speeds and coils around the centre of the dial in a spiral shape, mirroring the design of the original model. This allows up to three revolutions of the stopwatch hand to be taken into account which considerably extends the measuring range and also enables even relatively low speeds of 60 to 20 km/h to be recorded. The practical telemeter scale printed on the peripheral edge of the dial is used to measure distances, taking into account the speed of sound.

The Pioneer Stealth 1882 Limited Edition comes in  a large case, which measures 45 millimetres in diameter and is made from stainless steel with a hard-wearing ADLC coating and an elegant and gleaming velvety black finish. Since the dial is also deep black, the elements coloured in characteristic Hanhart red particularly stand out. These include the hands and numerals used to measure time and the reset button, which has a high-quality hybrid ceramic coating.

Like the original chronograph models from the 1930s, the design of the Pioneer Stealth 1882 Limited Edition is intended specifically to make the watch perfectly readable and safe and easy to use. The large, glow-in-the-dark numerals at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock, the clear subdivisions for the hours with narrow index marks, the clearly laid-out displays at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, the tachymeter and telemeter scales and the minute indications – all coated with Super- LumiNova® – guarantee flawless readability in any situation. This is further enhanced by the minutes and chronograph hands, the ends of which are bent downwards slightly towards the dial. Both the large, easy-to-handle crown with a deep bevelled edge and the upper button with the increased spacing between it and the crown are easy to operate even when wearing gloves.

The bezel is available in either a thin design which can be rotated in either direction and which comes with a fluted, slip-proof finish and red marking made of hybrid ceramic, or in an elegant and plain design with a flat surface.

To guarantee maximum water-resistance and robustness, this new pilot’s chronograph is, like the archetypal models on which it is based, fitted with a sealed, screwed-down case back which includes three indentations for the case key which has always been used for Hanhart watches. This robustness is also reinforced by the strap made from hard-wearing calfskin with black, ADLCcoated rivetting. The easily removable lower strap perfects the look inspired by the early pilot’s watch. A stainless steel pin buckle, also with an ADLC coating, rounds off the distinctive overall design and guarantees a secure fit on the wrist.

Technical details
Model: PIONEER Stealth 1882 Limited Edition

Movement: HAN4312 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax) with exclusive module, asymmetrical button arrangement; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 34 jewels; rotor with skeletonised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours

Functions: Flyback function, small seconds and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock, 30- minute counter at 3 o’clock, tachymeter scale in the centre, telemeter scale on the peripheral edge

Case: Black ADLC-coated stainless steel; red reset button; flat or fluted, bidirectional rotating bezel with red marking; convex sapphire glass, antireflective on both sides; screwed-down case back; diameter 45 mm, height 16 mm; water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m

Dial: Black, with Super-LumiNova®-coated luminous numerals, hands, displays, telemeter and tachymeter scales
Strap: Calfskin with black ADLC-coated riveting; calfskin removable lower strap; pin buckle made from black ADLC-coated stainless steel

Limited edition: Limited to 130 pieces per version

Hanhart Pioneer Collection : The MonoControl, The TwinControl & The TwinDicator

At the Baselworld 2011 watch and jewellery fair, Swiss German watch brand Hanhart is presenting three new models from its Pioneer collection. In terms of their design and the technology used, the MonoControl, the TwinControl and the TwinDicator are based on the brand’s legendary chronographs, thus carrying on the company’s long tradition and maintaining its high level of expertise while implementing these qualities in a contemporary way. With the hour counter integrated into the small seconds and the displays positioned right on the edge of the dial, the Pioneer TwinDicator in particular is a highlight of the collection.

In the first half of the 20th century, the Swiss German watch brand Hanhart was a key pioneer in the development of highly functional precision chronographs. For safe navigation and precise timekeeping in the air, on the land and on the sea, these instrument watches had to meet incredibly strict criteria. They had to be absolutely reliable, extremely precise and robust. Their design had just one purpose to fulfil: perfect, flawless readability day and night along with easy operation – with or without gloves. Hanhart’s chronographs have always satisfied these high standards and continue to do so today.

Pioneer MonoControl
The Pioneer MonoControl is reminiscent of the first mono-pusher chronograph produced by the Gütenbach manufactory. In as early as 1938, the company designed a mono-pusher precision chronograph for naval officers which featured Hanhart’s own “Calibre 40” movement with column wheel and flyback function. All of the chronograph functions on this unconventional wristwatch – start, stop and zero setting – are performed by the same button, and they always follow strictly one after the other. Unlike its two-button equivalent, the seconds hand on this chronograph cannot be restarted from the point at which it is stopped; the next press of the button invariably results in a jump to the original starting point. This is the perfect technology for navigating and measuring distances at sea, ruling out any possibility of faulty navigation by dispensing with the need for an addition stopping function.

The technical design with a single pusher is also the trademark feature of the Pioneer MonoControl. This meant that the automatic calibre used had to be redesigned slightly in Hanhart’s own workshops. The crank, which sits directly beneath the button that would normally be positioned at 4 o’clock, has no function. A large shift lever is therefore responsible for the third strike on the chronograph cam. This cam has also been modified by Hanhart so that it has an additional tooth on its lowest level. The shift lever can thus control not two, but three positions.

Technical details
Model: PIONEER MonoControl

  • Movement: Modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7750 calibre, asymmetrical button arrangement and single-button conversion; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 28 jewels; rotor with a skeletonised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours
  • Functions: Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, date display at 6 o’clock
  • Case: Stainless steel; red button; smooth or fluted, bidirectional rotating bezel with red marking; convex sapphire glass, anti-reflective on both sides; screwed-down case back; diameter 42 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistant to 100 m/10 bar
  • Dial: Silver-coloured or black; with Super-LumiNova®-coated luminous numerals and hands
  • Strap: Calfskin with riveting; pin buckle made from stainless steel

Pioneer TwinControl & Pioneer TwinDicator
The Pioneer TwinControl and the Pioneer TwinDicator, each with two pushers, are inspired for their part by Hanhart’s first pilot chronographs, the “Calibre 41” from 1939. Just as their predecessor aided navigation on the water, these chronographs enabled precise navigation in the air and thus played an integral role in the safe and successful outcome of every flight. However, these instrument watches were exposed to far harsher conditions in flight than at sea: strong vibrations, huge variations in temperature as well as magnetic influences. The Hanhart pilot chronographs soon became a constant companion for the pilots of the time.

The TwinDicator in particular has become the exclusive highlight of the Pioneer collection. This is thanks to the extraordinary way in which the characteristic design of the display has been realised in terms of technology and aesthetics, with two auxiliary dials at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock. The exclusive and complex conversion of the automatic calibre enables both of these displays to be placed right on the edge of the large dial, which is housed a case measuring 45 milli-metres in diameter. The centres of these displays, together with the digits 2 and 4 as well as 8 and 10, form a straight, vertical axis, resulting in a symmetrically balanced presentation.

The clear and minimalist design of the dial adds to the harmonious appearance of the chronograph. In addition, the small round display at 9 o’clock is not simply reserved for the small seconds, as would normally be the case, but at the same time accommodates a practical 12-hour counter. As a result, although the Pioneer TwinDicator remains true to the bicompax type of display, it nonetheless comes with all the functions of a tricompax chronograph.

Technical details
Model: PIONEER TwinControl

  • Movement: Modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7750 calibre, asymmetrical button arrangement; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 28 jewels; rotorwith skeletonised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours
  • Functions: Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, date display at 6 o’clock
  • Case: Stainless steel; red button; smooth or fluted, bidirectional rotating bezel with red marking; convex sapphire glass, anti-reflective on both sides; screwed-down case back; diameter 42 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistant to 100 m/10 bar
  • Dial: Off-white or black; with Super-LumiNova®-coated luminous numerals and hands
  • Strap: Calfskin with riveting; pin buckle made from stainless steel

Model: PIONEER TwinDicator

  • Movement: Modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax) with exclusive module, based on the Valjoux 7750 calibre, asymmetrical button arrangement; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; rotor with skeletonised Hanhart logo; 28 jewels; power reserve of min. 42 hours
  • Functions: Small seconds and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
  • Case: Stainless steel; red reset button; smooth or fluted, bidirectional rotating bezel with red marking; convex sapphire glass, anti-reflective on both sides; screwed-down case back; diameter 45 mm, height 16 mm; water-resistant to 100 m/10 bar
  • Dial: Off-white or black; with Super-LumiNova®-coated luminous numerals and hands
  • Strap: Calfskin with riveting; pin buckle made from stainless steel

In addition to the unmistakable bicompax design of the display, the three new Pioneer models – MonoControl, TwinControl and TwinDicator – are all distinguished by the typical characteristics of a Hanhart chronograph. The upper chronograph button, positioned asymmetrically towards the lug, is especially striking and is a feature unique to this watch manufacturer. In order to achieve this button arrangement, Hanhart integrates a specially designed lever into the case in its own workshop. This redirects the force from pressing the button located at 2 o’clock by the required number of millimetres.

No less striking is the red reset pusher, located above the crown on the Pioneer MonoControl and below the crown on the two-button models. Legend has it that a young pilot, as he was putting on his Hanhart watch one morning, discovered that his wife had painted one of the buttons with red nail varnish so that he would always think of her and return home safe and sound. This distinctive red button became the trademark feature of the watch brand from 1939 onwards. It deterred pilots from inadvertently resetting the stopped time and going off course as a result.

The new Pioneer models are instantly recognisable as Hanhart chronographs for other reasons, too. The large, easy-to-handle crown with a deep bevelled edge guarantees safe and simple handling. The bezel is available in either a thin design which can be rotated in either direction and which comes with a fluted, slip-proof finish and red marking, or in an elegant and plain design with a smooth surface.

The silver-coloured, off-white or black dial provides flawless readability in any situation thanks to its large, glow-in-the-dark Arabic numerals and the distinctive hands, which are likewise coated with Super-LumiNova®. These features are enhanced by clear subdivisions throughout and a clearly laid out display. The original pilot’s models were produced with a case,which at 40 mm was unusually large for watches at the time, and they also had a matte finish to ensure that the pilot would not be blinded by any dazzling polished elements during a flight. In contrast, the Pioneer MonoControl, TwinControl and TwinDicator highlight their exclusive character with elegantly contrasting satin-finished and polished surfaces.

To guarantee maximum water-resistance and robustness, the three models are, like the archetypal models on which they are based, fitted with a sealed, screwed-down case back which includes three indentations for the case key. The riveted strap made from firm, hard-wearing calfskin together with a high-quality pin buckle offer a secure fit on the wrist.

Hanhart Primus Collection Black ADLC (Edition 2011)

The new models in the Primus collection are distinguished by their pure, cool style. The Swiss- German watch brand has opted for an elegant black design for its Pilot, Racer and Diver chronographs.

Hanhart is known for its high-precision, 100% reliable and robust instrument watches for use in the air, on the land and on the sea. 2009 saw the Swiss- German watch brand launch with Primus, a collection of mechanical chronograph wristwatches which builds on the long standing tradition and expertise of the own-brand watch manufactory and combines this with the latest technology and progressive design. This year, the Pilot, Racer and Diver models are now being introduced with black ADLC-coated cases.

Reminders of the watch manufacturer’s tradition are deliberately made clearly recognisable on all three models in the Primus collection: one of the brand’s distinctive features, the red button, underlines the relationship between Hanhart’s first pilot’s chronographs, its mechanical stopwatches and the new collection. It has been a distinguishing characteristic of Hanhart watches since 1939 and was previously intended to prevent pilots from unintentionally resetting the stop time. For the models featured in the Primus collection it has been finished with anodised aluminium. The striking fluted bezel with inlaid red marking is also reminiscent of the design of the watch manufacturer’s legendary chronographs. On the Primus Diver, it was realised as a concave, unidirectional rotating bezel featuring a scale for calculating the dive time. It can be adjusted to an anticlockwise direction and has a detent set in steps of one minute. With its size and feel, even the crown harks back to the design of the early precision watches.

In order to ensure safety and ease of use for the measurement of time intervals or for air and water navigation, or when using a stopwatch to measure interval times and end times or distances on dry land, the first priority was to ensure maximum functionality, ease of use and outstanding reading precision. There was no need for unnecessary gimmicks or design features on the case and dial, and Hanhart continues, as always, to stand by this maxim. To ensure an accurate time display and precision chronometry, the models in the Primus collection are equipped with a Valjoux 7750 calibre modified to a bicompax display, featuring a rotor with a skeletonised Hanhart logo. This allows the small seconds to be clearly positioned at 9 o’clock and the 30-minute counter to be arranged at 3 o’clock – a configuration which Hanhart has customarily used from the very beginning. Perfect readability is guaranteed not least by the clear, generously proportioned design of the Arabic numerals, index marks, the minute-circle and the hands with Super-LumiNova® coating.

The solid, elegant and high-quality case made from black ADLC-coated stainless steel highlights the sporty, contemporary aesthetic of the Primus chronographs, while the flexibly screwed lugs, which can be moved across an angle of inclination of 45º to 50º, ensure optimum wearing comfort on all wrist sizes. The deep black dial is encased by a convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass, while a screwed-down sapphire glass case back allows the wearer to see the fascinating interplay of the movement and the rotor.

These Hanhart watches are finished off with a leather strap made from the finest calfskin with contrasting top-stitching or with a black strap made from vulcanised rubber with a moulded Hanhart logo and a practical, easily adjustable folding clasp, also made from black ADLC-coated stainless steel, with inlaid red marking.

Primus Pilot
Movement
HAN38 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7750 calibre; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 25 jewels; rotor with a skeletonised, incised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours

Functions
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, date display at 6 o’clock

Case
Black ADLC-coated stainless steel; anodised aluminium red button; fluted bezel with inlaid red marking; convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass case back; large screw-in crown; flexible lugs (angle of inclination 45°-50°); diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistant to 10 atm/100 m

Dial
Black; with Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous Arabic numerals, index marks and hands

Strap
Calfskin; folding clasp with inlaid red marking (anodised aluminium) made from black ADLC-coated stainless steel

Primus Racer
Movement
HAN38 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7750 calibre; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 25 jewels; rotor with a skeletonised, incised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours

Functions
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, date display at 6 o’clock

Case
ADLC-coated stainless steel; anodised aluminium red button; fluted bezel with inlaid red marking; convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass case back; large screw- in crown; flexible lugs (angle of inclination 45°-50°); diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistant to 10 atm/100 m

Dial
Black; polished, applied Arabic numerals and index marks; Super- LumiNova®-coated, luminous hands

Strap
Calfskin or vulcanised rubber with moulded Hanhart logo, non- allergenic; folding clasp with inlaid red marking (anodised aluminium) made from ADLC-coated stainless steel

Primus Diver
Movement
HAN38 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7750 calibre; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 25 jewels; rotor with a skeletonised, incised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours

Functions
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, date display at 6 o’clock

Case
ADLC-coated stainless steel; anodised aluminium red button; fluted, concave, unidirectional rotating bezel with inlaid red marking; convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass case back; large screw-in crown; flexible lugs (angle of inclination 45°- 50°); diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistant to 10 atm/100 m

Dial
Black; Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous Arabic numerals, index marks, hands and orange or yellow-coloured auxiliary dials for small seconds and 30- minute counter

Strap
Vulcanised rubber with moulded Hanhart logo, non-allergenic; folding clasp with inlaid red marking (anodised aluminium) made from ADLC-coated stainless steel

Hanhart PRIMUS Diver

2009 saw the legendary Swiss-German watch brand Hanhart launch an exclusive collection of mechanical chronograph wristwatches which builds on the tradition and expertise of the own-brand watch manufactory and combines this with the latest technology and progressive design. The collection is called Primus, and the Diver model is the ideal watch for timekeeping both on and under the water.

The Swiss-German watch brand Hanhart is known for its high-precision and 100% reliable instrument watches for use in the air, on the land and on the sea. It combines cutting-edge Swiss and German knowledge and skills with the longstanding tradition and expertise of its own manufactory, which has its origins in the watch business established in 1882 by Johann Adolf Hanhart in Diessenhofen in the Swiss Canton of Thurgau.

The company, which remains the leading manufacturer of premium stopwatches to this very day, not only launched the first affordable mechanical stopwatch in 1924, but it also began manufacturing wristwatches at an early stage at its production site in Gütenbach, southern Germany.

These included the single-button “Calibre 40” chronograph, primarily used by naval officers, as well as the legendary “Calibre 41” and “Tachy Tele” pilot’s chronographs, which date back to 1939. These chronographs are steeped in history, and today their replicas have become coveted collector’s pieces and connoisseur’s items for those with a penchant for fine precision watches.

Working in close collaboration with the brand’s manufacture workshops in Gütenbach and highly specialised suppliers from the Swiss watch sector, a new, progressively designed collection of mechanical chronographs was developed under the name “Primus” and unveiled for the first time in 2009.

It represented a sign of the times: an exclusive range of sporty chronographs with a progressive design which combines historical features with state-of-the-art technology. The Pilot, Racer and Diver models meet the highest quality standards and are all based on the brand’s traditional core competence.

Reminders of the watch manufacturer’s tradition are deliberately made clearly recognisable: one of the brand’s distinctive features, the red reset button, underlines the relationship between Hanhart’s first pilot’s chronographs, its mechanical stopwatches and the new collection. It has been a distinguishing characteristic of Hanhart watches since 1939 and was previously intended to prevent pilots from unintentionally resetting the stop time. For the models featured in the Primus collection it has been finished with anodised aluminium.

The striking fluted bezel with inlaid red marking is also reminiscent of the design of the watch manufacturer’s legendary chronographs. On the Primus Diver, it was realised as a concave, unidirectional rotating bezel featuring a scale for calculating the dive time. It can be adjusted to an anticlockwise direction and has a detent set in steps of one minute. With its size and feel, even the crown harks back to the design of the early precision watches.

In order to ensure safety and ease of use for the measurement of time intervals or for air and sea navigation, or when using a stopwatch to measure interval times and end times or distances on dry land, the first priority was to ensure maximum functionality, ease of use and outstanding reading precision. There was no need for unnecessary gimmicks or design features on the case and dial, and Hanhart continues, as always, to stand by this maxim.

To ensure an accurate time display and precision chronometry, the models in the Primus collection are equipped with an automatic calibre modified to a bicompax display, featuring a rotor with a skeletonised Hanhart logo. This allows the small seconds to be clearly positioned at 9 o’clock and the 30-minute counter to be arranged at 3 o’clock – a configuration which Hanhart has customarily used from the very beginning.

Perfect readability is guaranteed not least by the clear, generously proportioned design of the Arabic numerals, index marks, the minute-circle and hands. In the Primus Diver, these – as well as the auxiliary dials used for the small seconds and the chronograph counter – are clearly visible even in the dark thanks to the Super-LumiNova® coating.

The solid, elegant and high-quality stainless steel or black DLC-coated stainless steel case highlights the sporty, contemporary aesthetic of the Primus chronographs, while the flexibly screwed lugs ensure optimum wearing comfort on all wrist sizes.

The black or blue dial is encased by a convex, internally antireflective sapphire glass, while a screwed-down sapphire glass case back allows the wearer to see the fascinating interplay of the movement and the rotor.

The Primus Diver is finished off with a black or blue strap made from vulcanised rubber with a moulded Hanhart logo and a practical, easily adjustable folding clasp with inlaid red marking. Overall, as representatives of the latest generation of Hanhart chronographs, the models featured in the Primus collection set new standards in contemporary design.

Technical details

Model: PRIMUS Diver

Movement
HAN3809 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7750 calibre; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 28 jewels; rotor with a skeletonised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours

Functions
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, date display at 6 o’clock

Case
Stainless steel or black DLC-coated stainless steel; anodised aluminium red reset button; fluted, concave, unidirectional rotating bezel with inlaid red marking; convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; screwed-down, internally antireflective sapphire glass case back; large screw-in crown; flexible lugs; diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistant to 30 bar/300 m

Dial
Black or blue; Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous Arabic numerals, index marks, hands and auxiliary dials for small seconds and 30-minute counter

Strap
Vulcanised rubber with moulded Hanhart logo, non-allergenic; folding clasp with inlaid red marking (anodised aluminium) made from stainless steel or black DLC-coated stainless steel

Hanhart Primus Chronograph Collection

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.

Special features:
Hanhart chronographs are intricately hand-crafted by highly qualified watchmakers.

Red button
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.

Fluted bezel
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.

Bicompax dial
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.

Engraving
Every watch bears an engraving with individual numbering. A guarantee of quality and horological craftsmanship.

Water resistance:10 atm (100 m)
Hanhart rotor
 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.