Hanhart Pioneer MK I Single Button Chronograph Black Dial

Single button chronograph - 40 mm
• Case diameter (mm): 40.0
• Case thickness (mm): 15.0
• Case lug width (mm): 20
• Case back: Solid
• Case finish: Matte
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Black
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Automatic mechanical
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: RGM or Hanhart
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Hanhart Pioneer MK I Single Button Chronograph Black Dial
Hanhart Pioneer MK I Single Button Chronograph Black Dial
Product Details

Hanhart introduced their first single button chronograph in 1938 which was then known as Calibre 40.

A single button chronograph provides ease of use in that one pusher is used to start, stop and reset the chronograph.

Even today Hanhart continues to produce in-house the movement modifications necessary to incorporate the single button function by using an erosion machine to modify the cam.

With so many watch brands producing chronograph watches, it's refreshing to see Hanhart taking the lead with the single button complication in much of their collection.

Besides ease of use, this design attracts a great deal of interest as a conversation point since the functions differ from a standard chronograph.

The distinctive red pusher is a Hanhart trademark and dates back to early Hanhart pilot's watch designs.

This bi-compax chronograph features a 30 minute register at 3 and small seconds at 9.  The case is in stainless steel and is fitted with a fluted bi-directional rotating bezel with red indicator. 

Other features include:

  • Convex sapphire crystal with interior AR coating
  • Screw down case back
  • Large crown with deep beveled edge
  • Matte black dial with SuperLuminova on numerals and hands
  • Power reserve of 42 hours

This watch is water resistant to 100 meters and is fitted with a vintage black riveted calf skin strap with tang buckle.

WatchBuys is proud to have been selected as the exclusive North American distributor for Hanhart watches.

When you purchase your new Hanhart watch from WatchBuys, you'll not only receive a brand new, factory fresh watch, but also these additional services:

  • All Hanhart watches ship from the US to all locations in the US and Canada
  • Two year limited manufacturer's warranty
  • Watches may be serviced in the US by RGM
  • Our Hanhart watches have not been displayed in a retail store or tried on by others
  • We're here to answer questions or provide assistance before and after your purchase
  • We visit Hanhart in Germany on a regular basis to stay fully updated on all new models and production features
  • WatchBuys offers a comprehensive return policy on all Hanhart watches

We invite you to review the entire collection of Hanhart watches, an important part of German watch history since 1882.

Watch Reviews

A great retro chronograph

"A great retro chronograph"

Lars B.

Comments about this watch: The Hanhart Pioneer Mk.1 is a superb watch. It really takes the classic design of the WW2- era Luftwaffe "Fliegerchronograph" and gives it a slight modernization that keeps it contemporary yet true to it's vintage roots. This is a watch that can be worn for many occasions, as it has some classic design touches that elevate past a simple tool watch. The case and dial have an excellent level of finish and detailing on par with much more expensive watches. The brushing is well done and the knurled bezel with red reference marker is smooth and firm. The watch could be bit slimmer, but it matches the original Caliber 40 of 1938 predecessor. Small details like the slight downward curvature towards the dial of the second and minute hands to minimize parallax are great touches, and the red accents really pop. The modified Valjoux 7753 movement's monopusher works smoothly and reliably, and the watch runs very accurately. The dial on the whole is very legibly designed. The poire squelette st... - more details

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