Hanhart 417 ES 1954 Chronograph

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SKU: HA-083

Watch Brand: Hanhart

Hanhart North America

Historic manually wound chronograph with 39 mm case
• Watch diameter (mm): 39.0
• Watch height (mm): 13.3
• Lug width (mm): 20
• Lug to lug (mm): 46
• Water resistance: 100 meters
• Case back: Solid
• Case finish: Mixed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Black
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Antimagnetic: 16,000 A/m
• Movement: Manual mechanical
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: RGM or Hanhart

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Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES 1954 Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES 1954 Chronograph

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Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES 1954 Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES 1954 Chronograph
Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES 1954 Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES 1954 Chronograph
Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES 1954 Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES 1954 Chronograph
Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES 1954 Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES 1954 Chronograph
Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES 1954 Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES 1954 Chronograph
Product Details

A Highly Requested Watch

When Hanhart released the 42 mm 417 ES Chronograph two years ago, the question we immediately received was "when will there be a 39 mm version"?

There are two primary reasons we continue to receive this question so frequently.

First, many of those with smaller and mid-sized wrists prefer watches in a 39 mm case rather than a larger 42 mm case.

And next, the original 417 that Hanhart created in 1954 as the first pilot's chronograph for the newly formed German armed forces also featured a 39 mm case.

WatchBuys and Hanhart are pleased to announce the new Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES 1954 Chronograph with increased magnetic and shock protection technologies.

And yes, this is both the watch and case size made famous by a very well known actor and biker.

The First German Pilot's Chronograph

The original Hanhart 417 Chronograph is one of the most legendary German chronographs and featured the Hanhart Caliber 42, a manually wound column wheel chronograph movement.

Although Hanhart's original Caliber 42 is no longer in production, Hanhart has chosen the bi-compax SW510 M manually wound chronograph caliber to power this new watch with an extended power reserve of 58 hours.

The "ES" in the title of this watch refers to the German word Edelstahl, which translates to stainless steel.

This new watch also features a domed sapphire crystal, but Hanhart kept the overall height to only 13.3 mm by developing a special case design and using a manually wound chronograph movement.

Historic Design With Modern Specs

The historic bi-compax chronograph layout of the Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES 1954 Chronograph features a 30 minute register at 3 and small seconds at 9.

In keeping with the original design of the 1954 model, Hanhart has chosen to use the vintage Hanhart logo on the dial, crown and buckle.

There are four primary differences between the current 42 mm Hanhart 417 ES Chronograph and this new model:
  • Case size is 39 mm rather than 42 mm
  • New antimagnetic technology rated to 16,000 A/m
  • New shock protection technology
  • Dial is marked "shockproof" and "antimagnetic"

Antimagnetic Technology

The majority of mechanical watches produced today have an antimagnetic rating of 4,800 A/m, which has proven challenging to block the magnetic effects from modern gadgets such as cell phones, tablets, and other electronic equipment.

Hanhart designed this new watch with more than three times the antimagnetic protection to earn a rating of 16,000 A/m. 

To achieve this higher rating, Hanhart first changed the dial material from brass to soft iron.  And next, they used a special type of steel both inside and outside of the case to act as a blocking agent.

The result is a watch much less likely to require a watch demagnetizer to maintain accurate timekeeping.

Shock Resistance Technology

This watch features a new Hanhart shock resistance system to better stabilize and protect the movement.

Hanhart has installed gaskets on the front and back of the movement holding ring which allow the movement to slightly move in the event of a drop, hit, or other shock.

This technology is not dissimilar to the way modern buildings are designed in earthquake prone regions to dampen the effects of those shocks. 

Hanhart Shock System

Other Special Features

Hanhart has designed special hands for this new watch.  If you look closely, you'll notice that the tips of the hands are slightly bent downward to reduce the parallax effect from the domed sapphire crystal.

The case is in stainless steel with brushed and polished finishes, and is fitted with a fluted bi-directional rotating bezel with a red indicator.  This bezel is friction fit, as was the bezel on the original model.

Important features of this watch include:
  • Domed sapphire crystal with interior AR coating
  • Screw down case back
  • Matte black dial with SuperLuminova on hands and numerals
  • Extended power reserve of 58 hours
  • Bi-compax chronograph design
  • Manually winding movement
  • Antimagnetic to 16,000 A/m
  • Special shock resistance technology
  • Water resistant to 100 meters

A Special Strap

We also love that Hanhart went all out on the strap.

Made by a leading German strap maker, this black calf leather strap is actually lined with Italian Alcantara, a very soft suede material that provides an extremely comfortable fit and protection from perspiration.

Alcantara is the same material used for the interiors in most German cars, and the company counts Porsche as one of their largest customers.

The strap is completed with an engraved tang buckle with the historic Hanhart logo and leather underlay (bund pad).  This bund pad may be easily removed (simply slide it off) for those who prefer the look of a traditional strap.

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Watch specifications are provided by the respective watch manufacturer and/or other sources. Although we use best efforts to provide accurate information, we reserve the right to make corrections when advised of specification changes and/or content errors.

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.

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Verified Watch Owner Comments: I have had this watch for about 5 months and it has worked flawlessly. Keeps accurate time and looks amazing. Its crazy but I like it as much as my speedy.

Beautifully executed.

"Beautifully executed."

Verified Watch Owner Comments: I love looking at this watch, there's just something about it. I decided on this watch before I even knew the history behind it and love it even more now. The details are nicely executed, but wish the face was a little bigger (or my eyes a little younger) so I could see them easier. The bezel and the crystal take up a good amount of space on the sides. It sits right down on the wrist though and is not to proud on a 6 5/8 wrist - I wear it without the bund strap. The strap is of great quality - subtle and soft. Love the mechanical winding, I wind it every other day and love the precision feel. I like knowing it is fully wound, my other watch is an automatic and I never know it's state of wind. This is my first chrono and I love how it determines the direction to reset the needle depending on which side of the 6 the hand is on. It is keeping great time at only +1 sec/day! Also if you travel you will like the case it comes in - a leather tube that opens longitudinally and is easily pa... - more details

Great size, great watch

"Great size, great watch"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: Was originally looking for a speedmaster, but they're too common. Came across this Hanhart love the history of the brand and the model. Great quality and love the hand winding. Definitely recommend.

Would recommend to a friend…

"Would recommend to a friend…"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: The reason that I want to leave review is that my purchase journey was not straightforward. I decided I want to buy the Hanhart, but could not try it as I’m not in NC. I also didn’t know how I feel about spending this kind of money online on something I’ve never seen up close. The fact that watch buys is listed as the authorised dealer on the Hanhart website went a long way in establishing trust. But the catalyst was the fact that I decided to give them a call. They responded straight away, no "press one press two ”business, we’re extremely polite, knowledgeable and helpful. You can see that they love what they do and stand behind their customers. They also emphasise how easy it would be to return it if anything was wrong. PS the product exceeded all my expectations. The feel is great, quality is rigid and bund strap is surprisingly nice. THE NEGATIVE- The quick release spring bars gave up on me during the first week of wear so I would recommend to switch them on for some normal he... - more details

Great experience!

"Great experience!"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: This was my first time to order from Watchbuys, and it was perfect. Exact timelines, great communication, customer service follow up, everything was ‘as advertised’ and extremely professional! I’ll definitely be a repeat customer. And I gotta tell ya, this is the coolest watch "I” ever had!

Hanhart pioneer 1954

"Hanhart pioneer 1954"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: I am very pleased with the quality and accuracy of my Hanhart chronograph.

It is exceptional and unique as is the service and support of "Watchbuys.” They hit it out of the park every time. I will be a customer again soon.

Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES 1954 Chronograph

"Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES 1954 Chronograph"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: I absolutely love this watch! Perfect size,very legible, and that Steve McQueen mystique. I’ve owned many chronographs including Speedmasters and Daytonas and the Hanhart just holds its own with its more expensive brothers.