Hanhart 417 ES Chronograph

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SKU: HA-072

Watch Brand: Hanhart

Hanhart North America

Historic manually wound chronograph with 42 mm case
• Watch diameter (mm): 42.0
• Watch height (mm): 13.3
• Lug width (mm): 21
• Lug to lug (mm): 49.5
• Water resistance: 100 meters
• Case back: Solid
• Case finish: Brushed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Black
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Manual mechanical
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: RGM or Hanhart

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Condition:  This Hanhart watch is brand new and unworn

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Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Chronograph

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

The First German Pilot's Chronograph

The Hanhart 417 ES Chronograph is one of the most legendary watches produced in the history of Hanhart, and was the very first pilot's chronograph made for the German armed forces.  It featured the Hanhart Caliber 42, a manually wound column wheel chronograph movement.

The Hanhart Caliber 42 was released in the 1950s, evolving from Hanhart's earlier designs released a decade earlier - the Caliber 40 and Caliber 41. 

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

Although Calibers 40, 41 and 42 are no longer in production, Hanhart has chosen the bi-compax SW510 M manually wound chronograph caliber to power this watch.

This watch features a highly domed sapphire crystal, but Hanhart was able to keep the overall height of this watch to only 13.3 mm by using a special case design and a manually wound chronograph movement.

The Return of a Legend

The Hanhart 417 ES Chronograph is a combination of vintage inspiration and modern technology.

While the watch looks and feels historic, this recreation benefits from state of the art watchmaking and 21st century materials.  It is even more durable and dependable than its trusty predecessor.

The original Hanhart 417 ES Chronograph featured domed Plexiglas, as was common for the era.  This watch has been upgraded to a domed sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective coating.

This watch is water resistant to 100 meters.

Historic Design

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

In keeping with the original design of this historic watch, Hanhart has chosen to use the vintage Hanhart logo on the dial, crown and buckle, as well as the "shockproof" designation on the dial.

If you look closely, you may notice that the tips of the hands are actually bent to reduce the parallax effect.

The case is in stainless steel, and is fitted with a fluted bi-directional rotating bezel with a red indicator.  The bezel is a friction fit, as was the bezel on the original Hanhart 417 ES Chronograph.

Important features of this watch include:

  • Domed sapphire crystal with interior AR coating
  • Screw down case back
  • Matte black dial with C3 SuperLuminova
  • Power reserve of 58 hours
  • Bi-compax design
  • Manually winding chronograph movement
  • 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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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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exceptional service

"exceptional service"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: Outstanding watch equivalent to many costing five times more. Cool Steve McQueen connection. Exceptional service from Watchbuys, with a personal call and then rapid delivery.

Beautiful Watch - Fantastic Buying Experience

"Beautiful Watch - Fantastic Buying Experience"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: I had been considering this watch for quite a while and now that it's in hand it meets all expectation. Beautiful piece, running 2-3 seconds per day fast. Strap is very high quality as well.

My first purchase from WatchBuys. The service was fantastic. Appreciated the phone call after ordering to confirm all the details and answer any questions.

Watch arrived in just a couple of business days. Would certainly recommend this watch and WatchBuys.

Vintage Charm, Modern Quality

"Vintage Charm, Modern Quality"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: Super fast fulfillment and shipping by WatchBuys. Comes in a nice leather travel roll that smells divine. Pros- Dial-Very clean and legible. Sub dials are spaced very well and aren't squished at all. Faux patina is very subtle and doesn't detract from the piece at all. Initial Lume is strong but I can't comment on how long lasting it is. Movement-Has been fairly accurate for me, runs at about +6 seconds a day which is fine by me as it's easy to correct. Winds nicely, power reserve is decent but I wind it everyday regardless. Strap-Leather seems to be of nice quality, also smells nice like the roll. Bund piece can be removed without having to remove the springbar but it can be a bit finnicky. I like that it is alcantara backed, perfect winter strap especially with the bund piece. Case-100m water resistance is pretty good, especially with how thin this piece is for a chronograph. Caseback is non displayback which helps keep it thin and still has a fair amount of good details like... - more details

417 ES

"417 ES"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: Very pleased with the watch and would recommend Watchbuys. Great product and experience

Hanhart 417ES

"Hanhart 417ES"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: I couldn’t be happier with this watch. It surpassed my expectations in its quality and looks. It fits on my 7” wrist perfectly.

I am also extremely impressed with my experience dealing with Watchbuys. Their customer service is the very best. They contacted me right away to make sure I was getting exactly what I wanted, and I had my new watch in a matter of days. This is my first dealings with Watchbuys, but will definitely not be my last. Thank you Watchbuys. I will be back soon.

First Cronograph

"First Cronograph"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: As an owner of a nine watch collection, I was on a mission to add my first cronograph to it. After checking out and considering many options over the course of a at least a year, I finally chose to purchase the Hanhart 417ES. I am beyod thrilled with it. It is a classic and simple design.

It is bold on the wrist without compromising its straightforward elegance. A very masculine watch. The SW510M movement inside this watch has been extremely accurate even though it is not COSC certified. The winding and cronograph actions are very satisfying This watch is proof that one does not need to spend $5,000 to $10,000 to own a high quality, high performance cronograph that also looks great on the wrist.

This is my second watch purchase from WatchBuys and both times the process has been straightforward, predictable and simple.

Hanhart 417 ES Chrono

"Hanhart 417 ES Chrono"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: Watchbuys customer service was excellent. I received a call from them shortly after placing my purchase order to review details, confirm strap size and to allow me to ask questions.

The watch was delivered in days. The follow up with the phone call and the very quick delivery was greatly appreciated. The watch itself, the Hanhart 417 ES, is a beauty! In my opinion it looks better in person than in the photoraphs.

I have not done a study on seconds gained or lost but my watch is very accurate and has required little adjustment over a week. The quality of this timepiece and the strap is obvious. With a 42mm case you might consider the watch to be large. However, it does not overwhelm my slender wrist and the fit is very comfortable. The case height with crystal is thick at >13mm, a feature I like.

In conclusion Watchbuys customer service was very professional and I am very happy with my Hanhart.

Wonderful time piece

"Wonderful time piece"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: I was very happy to be able to buy this watch. The craftsmanship is awesome. The hand wind movement is smooth and solid.

The case polish is fantastic. I very much enjoy the bund - it make for a very comfortable wear all day. The strap is a bit short though and barely fits my 7.75 wrist. I would not hesitate to add another Hanhart to my collection.