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.
Adjustments to the final model
The technical details on the clock are no longer adjusted. The “3” on the minute track is expected to be adjusted. The engraving on the caseback must still be tuned, in any case, a reference to the WatchLounge and the limitation no. be specified. In the present model, there may still be slight adjustments to the color tones or the final model may differ slightly from the colors displayed on images.
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
Three-hand watch with center second
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
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
Black with Super-LumiNova®-coated luminescent numerals and hands (Light Old Radium),
Historical Hanhart logo
Brown calfskin with pin buckle made of stainless steel
Width 22 mm
DIE ZIFFER 3
A very special place deserves in this introduction the number 3. That a number triggers a discussion that can fill some pages of a forum, we could not have imagined. But: we like the love for detail! And at second glance, we have also opted for another form of the 3. Internally at Hanhart, by the way, the number 4 was discussed very controversially and intensively – there are historical models on which the outer line of the 4 is bent. We decided on the straight variant.
THE HISTORICAL ROLE MODEL
The Hanhart Calibre 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 Calibre 40 and 41. The Calibre 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.