One of our favorite complications is the split seconds flyback chronograph.
And Hanhart Germany is one of the very few companies making this complication with an in-house movement.
We recently toured the Hanhart production facilities in Gutenbach, Germany to see exactly how this watch is made.
We are amazed at the amount of work required to produce everything from the case, wheels, plates and other movement components with the precision necessary to create the split seconds flyback complication.
A split seconds flyback chronograph allows two time intervals to be compared. When started, the two chronograph hands are aligned until the split seconds pusher is activated to freeze one of the hands.
The second chronograph hand continues to run timing a second event.
The flyback function allows the instant reset to zero along with an instant restarting of the chronograph.
Hanhart remains a worldwide leader today in the production of in-house mechanical stop watches, and has actually produced this complication for other well-known watch brands.
- In-house manufacture movement with anchor escapement
- 1/5 seconds timing with 30 minute counter
- Fluted rotating bezel with Hanhart signature red indicator
- Off-white dial with black numerals
This is a unique complication to own in any watch collection and one that reflects the unique history of Hanhart and their leadership in the manufacture of mechanical timing instruments.