Limited Edition of 150 Pieces
We are pleased to announce a brand new three handed watch from Hanhart - the Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition.
Hanhart is known for their chronographs and mechanical timers, but until now did not offer a non-chronograph watch in the "traditional Hanhart style".
We began discussing with Hanhart the need to produce a three handed watch in the classic "Hanhart style" almost three years ago, and we specified that this watch should have the classic Hanhart fluted bezel and other design cues from their Pioneer Series.
The DNA of the Hanhart Pioneer One
The new Hanhart Pioneer One offers a healthy dose of Hanhart history with a contemporary case size and other important design elements.
For example, in choosing the hands, we revisited Hanhart's 417 ES flyback chronograph series from the 1950's.
Hodinkee has written an excellent article
about that watch and the famous actor who wore it while biking. And if you are really interested in Hanhart timepieces from this period, be sure to read this article
and view the similarities to the design of this new watch.
The large crown was also important in early Hanhart designs, allowing the pilot to use the crown while wearing gloves, and that crown is fitted on this new watch.
What was also very important in the development of this watch was the highly bead blasted stainless steel case, which in certain light takes on an almost gray gun metal finish.
Visitors to our Road Shows in Orange County and New York were treated to viewing this watch in person, and the case finish, coin bezel and matte black dial all received high marks.
A note about the case - we worked hard to make it appropriate for almost all wrist sizes. Although the case diameter is 42 mm, we designed the lugs in such as way as the lug to lug measurement is only 49.5 mm (the lug width is 22 mm).
Other features of this watch include:
- SuperLuminova in Light Old Radium color
- Fluted friction bezel with red ceramic inlay
- Slightly domed sapphire crystal on front
- Solid case back with engraved serial number
- Brown calf skin strap with tang buckle
- Water resistant to 100 meters
- Matte black dial
- Oversized crown