Hanhart 417 ES Moby Dick Chronograph

SKU: HA-111

Watch Brand: Hanhart

Hanhart North America

New Release

Historic manually wound chronograph with flame blued hands
• 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: White
• 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 Moby Dick Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Moby Dick Chronograph

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Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES Moby Dick Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Moby Dick Chronograph
Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES Moby Dick Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Moby Dick Chronograph
Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES Moby Dick Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Moby Dick Chronograph
Product Details

A Legend Returns

Along with the great success of Hanhart's 417 Chronograph Collection have come a number of requests for special releases and variations, and a white dial has been near the top of the list. 

Hanhart and WatchBuys are pleased to announce the return of a very special historic chronograph that will make Hanhart fans very happy - the Hanhart 417 ES Moby Dick Chronograph.

A Collector's "White Whale"

Produced briefly more than 60 years ago, the original version of this watch was designed for naval officers and medical personnel. 

To clearly differentiate that watch from the typical black dial pilot's chronographs of the time period, Hanhart chose to fit the watch with a white dial and flame blued hands.

Hanhart Moby Dick

Original Hanhart 417 ES "Moby Dick"

Over the decades that followed, that original white dialed chronograph became a coveted piece for collectors of vintage chronographs. 

Because so few pieces existed with the white dial and blued hands, the model was fittingly nicknamed "Moby Dick" as an ode to Herman Melville's classic novel detailing Captain Ahab's quest to find the elusive "white whale".

The First German Pilot's Chronograph

The original Hanhart 417 ES Chronograph was the very first pilot's chronograph made for the German armed forces.  The "ES" in the title of this watch refers to the German word Edelstahl, which translates to stainless steel.

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 with a power reserve of 58 hours.

Historic Design

The historic bicompax chronograph layout of the Hanhart 417 ES Moby Dick 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.

Hanhart has designed special thermally blued hands for this new watch, even on the sub dials.  If you look closely, you may notice that the tips of the centrally mounted hands are actually bent to reduce the parallax effect.

The case is in stainless steel, and the fluted bi-directional rotating bezel features an off white indicator rather than the red indicator typically found on Hanhart watches.

Important features of this watch include:
  • Domed sapphire crystal with interior AR coating
  • Satin/polished stainless steel case
  • Thermally blued hands
  • Screw down case back
  • White dial with Light Old Radium GL SuperLuminova
  • Power reserve of 58 hours
  • Bicompax chronograph design
  • Manually winding movement
  • Friction bezel
  • Water resistant to 100 meters

This watch is fitted with a vintage light brown calf skin strap with a Hanhart signed tang buckle.

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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
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  • 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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