Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition

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SKU: HA-054

Watch Brand: Hanhart

Hanhart North America

Limited Edition 150 Pieces

New Pioneer Series three handed watch
• Case diameter (mm): 42.0
• Case thickness (mm): 12.0
• Case lug width (mm): 22
• Lug to lug (mm): 50
• Water resistance: 100 meters
• Case back: Solid
• Case finish: Matte
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Black
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Automatic mechanical
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Warranty service: RGM or Hanhart
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WatchBuys Direct Price: $1,260.00
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Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition
Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition

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Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition
Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition
Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition
Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition
Product Details

This watch has quickly become one of the best selling watches in the company’s history - a three handed watch from Hanhart - the Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition.

Hanhart is known for their chronographs and mechanical timers, but until now did not offer a non-chronograph watch in the "traditional Hanhart style".

We began discussing with Hanhart our desire to produce a three handed watch in the classic Hanhart style some time ago, and we specified that this watch should have the traditional Hanhart fluted bezel and other design cues from their Pioneer Series.

The designers and watchmakers at Hanhart went to work spending quite a bit of time in their own museum reviewing earlier and now iconic Hanhart watch designs from the 1940’s and 50’s.

Their work paid off and this watch is a true showpiece for the brand.

The DNA of the Hanhart Pioneer One

The Hanhart Pioneer One offers a healthy dose of Hanhart history with a contemporary case size and other important design elements.

For example, in choosing the hands, we revisited Hanhart's 417 ES flyback chronograph series from the 1950's.

Hodinkee has written an excellent article about that watch and the famous actor who wore it while biking.  And if you are really interested in Hanhart timepieces from this period, be sure to read this article and view the similarities to the design of this new watch.

The large crown was also important in early Hanhart designs, allowing the pilot to use the crown while wearing gloves, and that crown is fitted on this watch.

What was also very important in the development of this watch was the highly bead blasted stainless steel case, which in certain light takes on an almost gray gun metal finish.

Visitors to our Road Shows in Orange County and New York were treated to viewing this watch in person, and the case finish, coin bezel and matte black dial all received high marks.

A note about the case - we worked hard to make it appropriate for almost all wrist sizes.  Although the case diameter is 42 mm, we shortened the lug to lug distance to only 49.5 mm, appropriate for almost all wrist sizes.

Other Hanhart watches have used and continue to use 42 mm cases, but only on the Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition is this case size matched with shorter lugs which articulate down to maximize wearing comfort, even on smaller wrists.

This case design and the subsequent revisions that we made when developing the prototypes resulted in a more expensive production  and more labor hours to construct, but the end result is a case unique among all watches in the Hanhart Collection.

Other features of this watch include:

  • SuperLuminova in Light Old Radium color
  • Fluted friction bezel with red ceramic inlay
  • Slightly domed sapphire crystal on front
  • Solid case back with engraved serial number
  • Brown riveted calf skin strap with tang buckle
  • Water resistant to 100 meters
  • Matte black dial
  • Oversized crown

Because of our long-term history and interest in this project, we were fortunate that Hanhart allocated almost the entire collection of 150 pieces to us as sponsors of this project.

We are very proud that what started out as a conversation at dinner in Germany three years ago turned out to be a true classic.

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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.

Watch Reviews From Verified WatchBuys Buyers
100% • Verified Buyer Reviews100% • Verified Buyer Reviews (9 reviews)

Very nice watch

"Very nice watch"

Verified Owner Comments: Very nicely designed and executed watch. I wanted an occasional wear watch in brown/tan, so it's great that this watch has no date and a simple pull-out crown to quickly bring the watch to life and set the time. The rotating bezel is simple and well-executed.

It's a steal at this price.

Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition

"Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition"

Verified Owner Comments: Tim suggested this watch to me. I couldn't be happier! Simple design but awesome layout and easy to read. I'm sure this watch will only grow in value. Thank you Tim got your help and always excellent suggestions. I look forward to my next Hanhart Watch with anticipation of another excellent well made watch!!

first Hanhart

"first Hanhart"

Verified Owner Comments: When watch arrived I moved it to the roundel '43 A2 Nato strap from Haveston which compliments the watch nicely as the strap the watch comes with is too short for my 7.5 wrist. Also the pictures make the watch case seem a darker gunmetal but in person the watch case is a bead blasted silver. Its a great watch and a little more robust then originally expected but I'm still enjoying it a week in to my purchase.

quality timepiece

"quality timepiece"

Verified Owner Comments: I purchaced this watch when it was first advertized, very good legibility. The strap fit but I did not have much left for the keeper so I purchaced the long strap for the watch. I will have to get a Hanhart chrono in the future

Really liking this

"Really liking this"

Verified Owner Comments: Agree with all the earlier comments (except I had no problems winding it...). I really appreciate the hands not being polished - I have other watches with dark dials and polished hands (especially seconds) and they often disappear, not so here as the hands are either bead blasted or painted, hard to tell.

The strap was quite stiff on first wear but it changed its shape in just a few hours of wear. For those that care, yes, the movement inside would seem to be one that had a date, probably removed the date wheel - there's no date window but the crown has the phantom position where you would adjust the date. This does not bother me.

I appreciate a workhorse movement (Selita SW200 if the reviews are right) for future service considerations. Legibility is fantastic, like the no-date. Does not feel like 12mm thick. Crown is large but not too large (for me). Really like the rotating bezel - in concept and in action.



Verified Owner Comments: Upon receipt of my watch I discovered that it couldn’t wind manually. I followed my warranty card and sent it back. Within a month I had my watch back running beautifully at no extra charge to me. The watch is handsome due to its quality and simplicity. My only complaint is the strap is a little too short even for my small diameter wrist.

I wouldn’t even change the design or style of its strap.

Awesome watch!

Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition

"Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition"

Verified Owner Comments: This watch is excellent.

Great finish and attention to detail. Running +/-2 Seconds per day. I received a call after placing my order to tell me what to expect and answer any questions I might have before receiving the watch. Nice touch! Impressive seller.

Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition

"Hanhart Pioneer One Limited Edition"

Verified Owner Comments: The Hanhart Limited edition Pioneer One fills almost all the boxes for what I need in a timepiece: Size, style, general effect, legibility , luminosity and reliability. Adding a few extras like a solid strap, a beautiful coin edge bezel, a functional minute timer, the iconic red bloop, great finish and case metal, NO DATE, and a bit of provenance make this a wristwatch I wear often, receive more than a few compliments on and feel good to have in my collection.

A pair of recent younger siblings rounds out a trio with some historical perspective, but the limted edition really calls back to a more refined time where functionality met style.

Hanhart Pioneer One LE

"Hanhart Pioneer One LE"

Verified Owner Comments: I love the bi-directional friction bezel on this watch. The coin edge for grip and a single red ceramic marker. Simple and gets the job done. I love the choice of font for the Arabic numerals. Very pleasing to the eye.

I also like that 5th of a second markers were added to the dial. Without it the dial would have looked to sterile.