Hanhart Austrian Air Force AW169M LE - Fluted Bezel

SKU: HA-112

Watch Brand: Hanhart

Hanhart North America

Limited Edition 50 Pieces

Single button chronograph produced in collaboration with Austrian Air Force
• Watch diameter (mm): 45.0
• Watch height (mm): 16.0
• Lug width (mm): 23
• Lug to lug (mm): 54.5
• Water resistance: 100 meters
• Case back: Solid
• Case finish: Brushed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Green
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Automatic mechanical
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: RGM or Hanhart
• MPN: 733L.290-5110

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Hanhart Austrian Air Force AW169M LE - Fluted Bezel
Hanhart Austrian Air Force AW169M LE - Fluted Bezel

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Hanhart Austrian Air Force AW169M LE - Fluted Bezel
Hanhart Austrian Air Force AW169M LE - Fluted Bezel
Hanhart Austrian Air Force AW169M LE - Fluted Bezel
Hanhart Austrian Air Force AW169M LE - Fluted Bezel
Product Details

Limited Edition of 50 Pieces

This brand new watch was designed by Hanhart in collaboration with the Austrian Air Force.  Created as a single button pilot's chronograph, it pays homage to aviation history while providing pilots with modern functionality. 

Only 50 pieces of this watch will be produced with the rotating fluted bezel.  The limited edition number is indicated on the case back of each watch.  50 pieces will also be produced with a smooth bezel.

Leonardo AW169M Helicopter

AW169M HelicopterThe AW169M is a military helicopter utilized by the Austrian Air Force for both day and night missions. 
Its performance and dependability on airborne missions matches that of the Hanhart Pioneer collection of pilots watches.

As a nod to early aviation history and to the Italian company behind the AQ169M, Leonardo, this watch features Leonardo da Vinci's famous "aerial screw" sketch at 6.  

This limited edition watch distinguishes itself from other Hanhart chronographs with its distinct color scheme.  The dial is dark green, while the sub dials and logo are orange.

Single Button Chronograph

Hanhart introduced their first single button chronograph in 1938 which was then known as Calibre 40.

A single button chronograph provides ease of use in that one pusher is used to start, stop and reset the chronograph.

Even today Hanhart continues to produce in-house the movement modifications necessary to incorporate the single button function by using an erosion machine to modify the contour of the cam.

Red Chronograph Pusher

With so many watch brands producing chronograph watches, it's refreshing to see Hanhart taking the lead with the single button complication in much of their collection.

Besides ease of use, this design attracts a great deal of interest as a conversation point since the functions differ from a standard  chronograph.Hanhart Pioneer MonoScope AW169M Single Button Chronograph

The distinctive red pusher is a Hanhart trademark and dates back to early Hanhart pilot's watch designs.

Another Hanhart movement modification is the increased spacing between the pusher and the crown to improve ease of use.

As with their other larger watches, Hanhart has taken the time to modify the movement to correctly space the chronograph registers to the case size.

These modifications, as well as those to create the single button chronograph function are developed and produced under the supervision of Hanhart's watchmakers by La Joux-Perret.

This bi-compax chronograph features a 30 minute register at 3 and small seconds at 9.  The case is in stainless steel and is fitted with a fluted bi-directional rotating bezel with red indicator.

Other features include:

  • Convex sapphire crystal with interior AR coating
  • Screw down case back
  • Large crown with deep beveled edge
  • Fluted friction fit bezel
  • Military green dial
  • SuperLuminova SLN C3 GL
  • Power reserve of 42 hours

This watch is water resistant to 100 meters and is fitted with a vintage brown calf skin strap with white stitching and a tang buckle.

How Can I Purchase This Watch?

This is a brand new limited edition of 50 pieces from Hanhart and we are now accepting reservations.

If you would like to be among the very first to own this new watch, please follow the link below to learn about the reservations process.  Watches will be delivered in the exact order in which we receive your reservation.

To make a reservation and to learn more about delivery estimates please click here.

This Hanhart bracelet will fit this new watch:

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.