Hanhart 417 ES – The return of a legend

Hanhart 417 ES – The return of a legend
The reissue of our Hanhart 417 ES marks the return of a legend among wristwatches. More than 60 years ago, its historic model served as the first pilot’s chronograph for the German armed forces. Today it combines the best design of the history with the most modern production techniques of our time. The result: a robust chronograph with an exciting history for everyday life and adventure.

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THE LEGENDARY 417
Robustness, reliability and readability. Hanhart built the first pilot’s chronograph for the German armed forces based on these three criteria from the mid-1950s. The purpose of the 417 was uncompromising use on pilots’ wrists. Hanhart supplied the German armed forces with the chronograph for almost ten years, until the brand concentrated on building hand stopwatches in 1963. The few remaining pieces of the original 417 have become some of the most sought-after vintage chronographs from Germany. With the new Hanhart 417 ES we are celebrating the return of this legendary chronograph.

TRADITION IN THE DETAIL
The 417 ES is a piece of living Hanhart tradition. Its fluted bezel rotates smoothly in both directions and its red position markings are reminiscent of the original from the 1950s. The numbers and lettering of the dial in the characteristic bicompax layout as well as the symmetrical button arrangement were also taken from the historical model.

HAND-WOUND CALIBRE
Like the historical model, the 417 ES has a hand-wound calibre. The radius of action of the historic 417 was severely limited outside the cockpit due to its small water resistance. Therefore our new 417 ES can withstand the pressure of the depth up to 10 bar.

PRECISION CALIBRE
Behind the screwed stainless steel back of the 417 ES, the reliable hand-wound calibre SW 510 M works in best Swiss Made quality. In addition to a stop-second function, it offers a power reserve of up to 58 hours when fully wound.

CASE BACK
The deliberately simple screw-down case back is decorated with the historical Hanhart logo and the serial number engraved on the side.

STRAP
A black calfskin wrist strap with a leather underlay makes it comfortable to wear from day one. For extra comfort on the skin, the black calfskin strap has Alcantara on the inside. A pin-buckle with the historic Hanhart logo ensures a good grip. For further design options, we also offer straps in dark and light brown.

CONTEMPORARY SIZE, MAXIMUM WEARING COMFORT
Our goal was to design the 417 ES as slim as possible so that it is present on the wrist but not over-proportional. Despite the heavily domed sapphire crystal, the thickness of the case does not exceed 13.3 mm. Its crown shows our historical Hanhart Logo.

SUPER-LUMINOVA
The hands and numerals of the Hanhart 417 ES are coated with Super-LumiNova® to ensure optimum readability by day and night.

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