Hanhart Primus Pilot Austrian Air Force Limited Edition

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SKU: HA-058

Watch Brand: Hanhart

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Limited Edition 100 Pieces

Chronograph designed for the Austrian Air Force
• Case diameter (mm): 44.0
• Case thickness (mm): 15.0
• Case lug width (mm): 24
• Water resistance: 100 meters
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Matte
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Black
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Automatic mechanical
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: RGM or Hanhart
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Hanhart Primus Pilot Austrian Air Force Limited Edition
Hanhart Primus Pilot Austrian Air Force Limited Edition
Hanhart Primus Pilot Austrian Air Force Limited Edition
Hanhart Primus Pilot Austrian Air Force Limited Edition
Hanhart Primus Pilot Austrian Air Force Limited Edition
Hanhart Primus Pilot Austrian Air Force Limited Edition
Hanhart Primus Pilot Austrian Air Force Limited Edition
Hanhart Primus Pilot Austrian Air Force Limited Edition
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Product Details

Austrian Air Force

We've known about this project for some time, and are very pleased to present the first pieces of the new Hanhart Primus Austrian Air Force limited edition watch.

This new watch pays tribute to Hanhart's decades-long tradition as a manufacturer of aviator chronographs.  As early as the 1930's, pilots relied on Hanhart's expert knowledge of manufacturing aviator chronographs in the southern Black Forest of Germany, and that expertise continues to this day.

The Project Begins in 2017

In 2017, a structural change within the Austrian Army reestablished the official command of the Austrian Air Force, and this reorganization lead to the decision to design a limited edition watch together with Hanhart.

This new chronograph is limited to only 100 pieces, and reflects the principles of the Austrian Air Force - precision, endurance and resilience.  When combined with Hanhart's principles of reliability, extreme legibility, ease of use and a robust build quality, the result is an outstanding new timepiece.

The Austrian Air Force Dial

Take a look at the closeup image of the dial in our images above. 

Creating this dial became a focus of this project, as it carries the distinctive emblem of the Austrian Air Force at 6 - an eagle applied to the Austrian flag. You'll want to grab your loupe to see the intricate details such as feathers, claws and even the eagle's eyes.

The dial is finished in black, with bright luminescent numerals, indices and hands to create a bold contrast.  The large surface areas on both the dial and hands are heavily applied with SuperLuminova providing excellent visibility at night.

The Case and Movement

This watch features the Hanhart bead blased case with articulating lugs which actually move to conform to the surface area of your wrist.

This is the same case as used on one of Hanhart's best selling watches - the Hanhart Primus Pilot Desert Sand, and is extremely comfortable to wear.

The design of the Hanhart Primus Austrian Air Force limited edition watch combines Hanhart's 130 year watchmaking tradition with modern elements. 

To build this chronograph bicompax movement (Hanhart calibre HAN3809), Hanhart starts with a Valjoux 7750 and then creates movement modifications to achieve the bicompax display and functions.

These modifications have been carried out under the direction of Manufacture La Joux-Perret, and also include adjusting the registers to correctly and proportionally fit the size of the dial (rather than the "pinched look" seen in other chronograph watches of this size).

This new chronograph, like the entire collection, features Hanhart's distinctive trademarks, including the red push button developed as a warning to pilots for the chronograph reset function.

Summary of Features

Other important features of this new watch include:
  • Hanhart designed bicompax chronograph modifications from Manufacture La Joux-Perret
  • Skeletonized Hanhart rotor
  • Convex sapphire crystal with interior AR coating
  • Sapphire crystal display back
  • Flexible lugs (a design unique to Hanhart)
  • Matte black dial with SuperLuminova on hands, numerals and indices
  • Hanhart trademark red chronograph button
  • Oversized screw down crown
  • Austrian Air Force emblem
  • Bead blasted matte stainless steel case
  • Textile strap with bead blasted steel folding clasp
  • Limited to 100 pieces

This watch is water resistant to 100 meters.

We've upgraded the strap and buckle on this watch to the best Hanhart offers.  The strap is their performance series black textile strap which leaves no gap between the strap and the edge of the case.

This watch also features the Hanhart folding deployant buckle which has been bead blasted to match the case finish and features a red inline design to match the bezel and pusher.

This is the highest quality deployant buckle we have ever seen on a watch and extremely comfortable to wear.

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.

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Verified Owner Comments: SIZE: At 44mm, this is obviously not a small watch. And since it has a slim fixed bezel, the watch visually appears larger than a similarly-sized one that would have the traditional wider rotating bezel. Due to the mechanism, this is not a slim watch either. But with a height of 15 mm, it is not very different from comparable timepieces, such as the Sinn EZM 1.1 (16.5 mm) or the Sinn 757 (15 mm). That said, the articulated lugs make the watch wearable by practically anyone with a wrist of 7 inches (± 17 cm) or more. CONSTRUCTION: The case is impeccably built. No corner has been cut. Nothing wobbly or flimsy. A great attention to details. The lugs are 24 mm wide. This is worth mentioning only because many of Hanhart other watches (Pioneer Monocontrol - 21 mm / Pioneer Monoscope - 23 mm / Pioneer TwinDicator - 23 mm / Racemaster - 23 mm) have an odd width instead of an even one — thus overlooking the fact that all aftermarket watchbands only exist in even sizes (20 / 22 / 24). No detail... - more details