Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph

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SKU: HA-094

Watch Brand: Hanhart

Hanhart North America

Manually wound flyback chronograph with 42 mm case
• Watch diameter (mm): 42.0
• Watch height (mm): 13.5
• Lug width (mm): 21
• Lug to lug (mm): 49.5
• Water resistance: 100 meters
• Case back: Sapphire
• Case finish: Brushed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Panda
• 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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Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph

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Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph
Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph
Product Details
140 Years of Hanhart

Since 1882, Hanhart has been a pioneer in the world of mechanical chronographs.  From stopwatches to wristwatches, they have been a premier name in precision timing for almost a century and a half. 

The Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph is part of a new 140th anniversary collection of Hanhart Pioneer 417 ES watches which feature flyback column wheel chronograph complications and either panda or reverse panda dials.

This watch is housed in a 42 mm diameter case - the same watch design is also available in a 39 mm diameter case.

New Manufacture AMT® Calibre 5100 M

The original Hanhart 417 ES Chronograph was 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.  

That watch featured a "Temposchaltung" or flyback complication with column wheel construction, and Hanhart has been working with Manufacture AMT® to incorporate those same features into this new chronograph.

Powered by the manually wound calibre AMT5100 M, the clearly visible blue column wheel ensures a smooth operation of the chronograph functions, while the flyback complication allows a quick reset while the chronograph hand is in motion.

What is a Flyback Chronograph?

A flyback chronograph is one of the easiest chronographs to operate.

Rather than having to remember to stop the chronograph hand before resetting, the reset button at 4 may be pressed while the chronograph hand is in motion causing that hand to "fly back" to 0.

This function allows continuous operation of the chronograph when timing multiple events, as one push returns the chronograph hand to 0 but does not stop its operation - it simply starts over to time the next event.

This chronograph can also function as a traditional chronograph using the pusher at 2 to start and stop the chronograph and the pusher at 4 to reset.

Hanhart Flyback

Column Wheel Construction

Most chronograph watches in production today are cam actuated, using two layers of metal to receive input from the pushers and transmit that input to the clutch.

A column wheel chronograph uses a single part to perform both functions, and is often compared to a castle's turret.  The column wheel is more difficult and labor intensive to manufacture than a cam actuated design, and requires more skill and patience to complete.

Column wheel

The advantage to a column wheel design is a more precise feel to the operation of the chronograph. 

Historic Design

The historic bi-compax chronograph layout of the Hanhart 417 ES Panda Flyback Column Wheel Chronograph features a black 30 minute register at 3 and a black small seconds register 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
  • Sapphire crystal case back
  • C3 SuperLuminova on numerals and hands
  • Bi-compax design with panda dial
  • Manually winding flyback chronograph movement
  • Column wheel construction
  • Extended power reserve of 58 hours
  • 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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Beautiful Chronograph

"Beautiful Chronograph"

Verified Owner Comments: While most others chose the Reverse Panda (most likely due to the lumed white subdials), I decided to go for something different than another watch with a black dial. I feel that the white dial really pops against the black leather, with or without the Bund. The subdials have a circular pattern cut in them that radiates outward from the center, and they really catch the light and shimmer when you turn your wrist, even though they're black. The dial is very easy to read in almost any situation. The Chronograph action is very smooth thanks to the column wheel, and the flyback complication just adds even more value to the mix. The sapphire caseback is one of my favorite features of this watch, making it a watch that looks beautiful no matter which way you look at it. The blued steel really pops, and being a manual movement, there's no rotor to get in the way. It's honestly one of the best looking movements I've ever seen, maybe only second to the Omega Speedmaster Profession Moonwatch... - more details