Return Of A Hanhart Legend

Return Of A Hanhart Legend

The re-issue Hanhart’s 417 ES marks the return of a legend among wristwatches. Over 60 years ago, its historic model served as the first pilot’s chronograph for the German armed forces. 

Today it combines the best design of the history with the most modern production techniques of our time. The result is a robust chronograph with an exciting history for everyday life and adventure.

Hanhart built the first pilot’s chronograph for the German armed forces based on these three criteria from the mid 1950s. The purpose of the 417 was uncompromising use on pilots’ wrists. Hanhart supplied the German armed forces with the chronograph for almost ten years, until the brand concentrated on building hand stopwatches in 1963. The few remaining pieces of the original 417 have become some of the most sought after vintage chronographs from Germany.

Hanhart used caliber 42 on the 417, which was a successor of caliber 41. Instead of the asymmetrical distance between the pushers, the further development had a symmetrical distance between crown and pushers.

There were two different versions:

TYPE 417: In this model, the case was made of matt chrome plated brass and a pressed stainless steel case back.

TYPE417 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 stainless steel

(ES stands for the German translation for stainless steel)

The bicompax layout and the lettering seem to have been cut from the face of the early 417. In order to convince even diehard vintage fans, they have also adopted the numbers and fonts from back then. New, however, is the use of modern Super LumiNova® luminous material in a discreet cream shade.

The new Hanhart 417 ES is available for €1,744.87 (including 16% German VAT). In the coming year, after the adjustment to 19% value added tax, the price will be €1,790 .00

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Stainless steel, satin/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 
Engraving of the historical logo on the case back

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

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

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

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

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