Born in the Black Forest: 80 years of PIONEER Mk II
Hanhart’s brand new and strictly limited PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum is dedicated to a very special anniversary: 80 years of the PIONEER Mk II.
In 1940 the production of the two-pusher model “Calibre 41” started, which serves as the historical model for this limited special edition.
As with the entire Hanhart collection, our watchmakers focus on functionality, quality and contemporary aesthetics. Ever since, the company’s timepieces have been geared towards the following principles: maximum precision and reliability, perfect readability, simple and secure operation, and the greatest possible robustness.
80 years of history in a 40 mm case. The red pusher is made of robust HyCeram® and the pusher distance is asymmetrically arranged, like 80 years ago.
To give the anniversary chronograph an unmistakable design, inspired by the Black Forest, green was chosen as the color of the dial and the case has a matt sandblasted finish.
All Hanhart chronographs from the PIONEER collection have a stainless steel case back. Here, the historical pilot’s watches from the 1940s serve as a model. On this limited special edition, we used a sapphire glass case back for the first time on a PIONEER chronograph to provide a view of the decorated movement with Hanhart rotor. The reliable, robust and accurate ETA 7753 serves as the basis.
DECORATED PRECISION CALIBRE
Behind the sapphire glass case back of the PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum, the reliable Calibre ETA 7753 works in best Swiss Made quality. In addition to the chronograph function, it offers a power reserve of up to 42 hours. The decorated movement has a pearl cut (special circular pattern) and blue colored screws.
MAXIMUM WEARING COMFORT
A green canvas strap makes it comfortable to wear from day one. For extra comfort on the skin, the green canvas strap has Alcantara on the inside. A sandblasted pin-buckle ensures a good grip. For more design options, you can order the butterfly foldig clasp in our Online-Shop.
THE HISTORIC PREDECESSOR FROM 1940
In 1940 the production of the two-pusher model “Calibre 41” started. The large crown and the asymmetrical pusher distance were already then typical Hanhart characteristics and still are today. Other features were: black dial with luminous numbers, recessed seconds, and 30 minutes counter, luminous hands, nickel-plated movement with screw balance and Incabloc shock protection.
THE RED BUTTON
He placed a kiss lovingly on her brow as she slept before quietly leaving the apartment. As he looked at his Hanhart watch in the hangar, a smile flitted over his lips: she had painted the button with her red nail varnish so that he would think of her always and return safe and sound …
This is the legend behind the red button – the distinctive trademark that has characterized Hanhart since the company first introduced its chronographs in 1938. The button has been painted, in particular to prevent pilots from unintentionally zeroing the stop time.
STRICTLY LIMITED TO 200 PIECES
The hands and numerals of the limited PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum are coated with Super-LumiNova® greenline C1.
This ensures optimal readability at day and night time.
Diameter 40 mm
Height 14,8 mm
Stainless steel, matt sandblasted
Fluted rotating bezel, continuously rotatable, with red marking
Anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
Screwed-down sapphire glass case back
Engraving of the limitation number
WATER RESISTANT / SHOCKPROOF
Water resistant to 10 bar/10 ATM
Green and bicompax layout
Decorated ETA7753 movement with blue colored screws and Hanhart rotor
Asymmetrical button arrangement
28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 27 jewels
Min. 42 hours
Bicompax Chronograph with central stop-second
Green canvas strap with Alcantara on the inside
Lug width 20 mm
Matt sandblasted pin-buckle
The Hanhart PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum – made with love for detail as a tribute to the historic Mk II with Calibre 41 from 1940. The watches are manufactured by Hanhart with a focus on the best robustness and readability.
The special model is limited to 200 pieces and already sold out.