Hanhart reissued one of its most famous watches, the reference 417 that was the first pilot’s chronograph used by the German armed forces from the mid-1950s.
The historical Hanhart 417
The new 417 ES chronograph celebrates that legendary timepiece maintaining many of its key elements, including the bidirectional fluted bezel with red position marking equipping the 42 mm x 13.3 mm stainless steel case.
The characteristic bicompax layout as well as the numbers and lettering of the dial were also taken from the historical model. The hands and numerals are coated with Super-LumiNova for improved readability in poor light conditions.
The movement of choice is a hand-wound Sellita SW 510 M beating at the frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vph). In addition to a stop-second function, it offers a power reserve of up to 58 hours when fully wound.
The screw-down solid caseback is engraved with the historical Hanhart logo and the individual serial number.
While preserving the vintage look of the original, the watch has been updated to the modern techniques. The high-domed glass is now made from sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating to reduce glare. And differently from the historical timepiece that had limited water resistance, the new 417 ES can withstand a pressure of up to 10 bar (approximately 100 metres / 330 feet).
The distinctive black calfskin wrist strap with a leather underlay has Alcantara on the inside and a pin-buckle with the historic Hanhart logo. Dark and light brown straps are also available as an alternative to the black one.
The Hanhart 417 ES has a price of Euro 1,745. hanhart.com