Hanhart is known for their chronograph watches, including flyback, single button and traditional two pusher chronographs.
But with the Pioneer One Series this German watchmaker has proven that great things can happen in the Black Forest in a non-chronograph design.
These Hanhart models fill an important role in the collection - three handed watches that are instantly recognizable as Hanhart watches without the chronograph functions.
The DNA of the Hanhart Pioneer One
The Hanhart Pioneer One Series watches offer a healthy dose of Hanhart history with a contemporary case size and other important design elements.
For example, in choosing the hands, Hanhart revisited their 417 ES flyback chronograph series from the 1950's.
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 new series.
This watch also takes design elements from the very famous Hanhart Calibres 40, 41 and 42 which were originally produced for the Air Force division of the German Federal Armed Forces.
Although these earlier watches all featured chronograph functions, their designs became instantly recognizable as a Hanhart watch, and the new Pioneer One Series carries forward this tradition in a three handed time and date watch.
Hanhart has chosen a perfect case size of 42 mm, and the fluted bi-directional rotating bezel with red marking is associated as one of Hanhart's most recognizable design elements.
Other features of this watch include:
- White dial with SuperLuminova
- Fluted friction bezel with red ceramic inlay
- Slightly domed sapphire crystal on front
- Transparent case back with special Hanhart rotor
- Brown calf skin strap with tang buckle
- Water resistant to 100 meters
- Oversized crown
- Date display at 3
- AR coating on the inside of the crystal