Hanhart Primus Pilot Carrier

SKU: HA-062

Watch Brand: Hanhart

Hanhart North America

Primus chronograph with vivid blue dial
• Watch diameter (mm): 44.0
• Watch height (mm): 15.0
• Lug width (mm): 24
• Lug to lug (mm): Adjustable
• Water resistance: 100 meters
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Matte
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Blue
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Automatic mechanical
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: RGM or Hanhart

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Hanhart Primus Pilot Carrier
Hanhart Primus Pilot Carrier

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Hanhart Primus Pilot Carrier
Hanhart Primus Pilot Carrier
Hanhart Primus Pilot Carrier
Hanhart Primus Pilot Carrier
Product Details

The Blue Dial - But Which Blue?

The problem with blue dials on watches, which remain as popular today as they were five years ago, is what exact color of blue to use?

Go too far one way and you've got purple.  A bit too far in the other direction and you have powder blue.  And a bit off center and you have turquoise, none of which really work on a pilot's watch.

We don't know what tool the watchmakers and designers at Hanhart used, or how they tested their color of blue, but seeing this watch in person convinces us that someone at Hanhart is in fact an expert in the color blue.

The dial color is absolutely spot on - it is a dark yet vivid and rich color of blue with a mix of both matte and glossy components that enhance the concave shape of the dial and its outer ring.

The overall look is one of extreme legibility with a three dimensional feel, and when matched with the gray bead blasted case the Hanhart Primus Pilot Blue is a winner.

Contemporary, But True to its DNA

The Hanhart Primus Pilot Blue is a contemporary interpretation of Hanhart's legendary pilot's chronographs, and is ideal for precision timekeeping in the air. 

Although contemporary in design, this watch remains true to one of the brand's most distinctive features - the red pusher - introduced in 1939 to prevent pilots from unintentionally resetting the chronograph while in operation.

The red coating on this pusher has been improved over the years thanks to dental technology so that it remains a permanent part of the watch.

An Interesting Movement Design

To create this chronograph bicompax movement, Hanhart has made a number of movement modifications to the traditional chronograph layout.

These modifications were carried out under the direction of Manufacture La Joux-Perret, and included 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).

Additional movement modifications were necessary to increase the spacing of the chronograph pushers to a more comfortable position, even while wearing gloves.

The result is an incredibly good looking watch that is easy to read, easy to operate and easy to wear.

The Hanhart engraved folding clasp is one of the best made that we have seen on any watch brand, and is also bead blasted on a blue fabric strap.

Additional features of this watch include:

  • Hanhart designed bicompax chronograph modifications from Manufacture La Joux-Perret
  • Skeletonized Hanhart rotor with engraved serial number
  • Bead blasted case for superior scratch resistance
  • Fluted bezel with inlaid red marking
  • Convex sapphire crystal with interior AR coating
  • Sapphire crystal display back
  • Flexible lugs (a design unique to Hanhart)
  • Vivid blue dial with green SuperLuminova on hands, numerals and indices
  • Hanhart trademark red chronograph button
  • Oversized screw down crown

This watch is water resistant to 100 meters.

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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.

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