HANHART WATCHLOUNGE EDITION

Dear members of the Watchlounge,

We are happy to present you a new Hanhart special edition. First, we want to say a big thank you to the moderator kronenrocker for the impulse and the good cooperation – without a calm hand, which supervises a project with so many persons involved, creating a such a watch would be very difficult.

The Hanhart Watchlounge Edition is a timepiece that was created in cooperation with all those involved in the forum and which at the same time pleases us personally (the serial number 00 / XX will be given a nice place in our museum :)). From the beginning it was clear for us: with a small edition, a target price of 1.000, – Euro and a hugely competent circle, which is not afraid to give feedback, it will be a challenge. Of course, we read the thread and always tried to incorporate the feedback, without losing sight of typical Hanhart characteristics.

The Hanhart Watchlounge Edition will be a wristwatch produced by Hanhart with the historic logo after a very long time. Role model for the Watchlounge Edition was the Hanhart Bundeswehr chronograph, which was introduced in the 50s. However, with the gray-coated case and Light Old Radium Lume, a combination was created that did not exist in this form of Hanhart before.

Anpassungen zum finalen Modell
Die technischen Details an der Uhr werden nicht mehr angepasst. Die „3“ auf der Minuterie wird voraussichtlich noch angepasst. Die Gravur auf dem Gehäuseboden muss noch abgestimmt werden, auf alle Fälle wird ein Hinweis zur WatchLounge und die Limitierungsnr. angegeben sein.  Bei dem vorliegenden Modell kommt es unter Umständen noch zu geringfügigen Anpassungen der Farbtöne bzw. kann das finale Modell geringfügig von den auf Bildern angezeigten Farben abweichen.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

MOVEMENT

Automatic movement (Sellita SW 200)

28,800 a / h, 4 Hz, 26 jewels

Power reserve 38 hours

Diameter 25.6 mm, height 4.6 mm

FUNCTIONS

Three-hand watch with center second

CASE

Stainless steel with gray PVD coating

Fluted bezel, infinitely adjustable on both sides

with red index point made of ceramic

slightly domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on one side

2 casebacks:

one completely made of stainless steel, oce with sapphire crystal

Engraving with limitation number

Skeletonized Hanhart rotor

Diameter 42 mm, height 12 mm, waterproof to 10 ATM, Lug-to-Lug approx. 50 mm

DIAL

Black with Super-LumiNova®-coated luminescent numerals and hands (Light Old Radium),

Historical Hanhart logo

STRAP

Brown calfskin with pin buckle made of stainless steel

Width 22 mm

PRICE
980,- Euro incl. VAT

DIE ZIFFER 3

Einen ganz besonderen Platz verdient in dieser Einleitung die Ziffer 3. Dass eine Ziffer eine Diskussion auslöst, die einige Seiten eines Forums füllen kann, hätten wir uns nicht vorstellen können. Aber: uns gefällt die Liebe fürs Detail! Und auf den zweiten Blick haben wir uns auch für eine andere Form der 3 entschieden. Intern bei Hanhart wurde übrigens die Ziffer 4 sehr kontrovers und intensiv diskutiert – es gibt historische Modelle, auf denen die äußere Linie der 4 gebogen ist. Wir haben uns für die gerade Variante entschieden.

THE HISTORICAL ROLE MODEL

The Hanhart Cal. 42, a column wheel chronograph with  tempo control (now known as flyback) and manual wind, was introduced in the 50s and was an evolution of the Cal. 40 and 41. The caliber was implemented in the Hanhart Chronograph 417 and 417 ES (for the stainless steel variant), which were originally produced for the Air Forces of the German Federal Armed Forces. For this reason, the watch is called among connoisseurs also “Bundeswehr chronograph”. At that time, about 500 pieces of brass and 500 pieces of stainless steel were made of this model, a rarity today – therefore extremely hard to get hold of. Hanhart aviator chronographs were often an aesthetic model for the design of numerous military and aviator watches from many renowned watch manufacturers.