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Hanhart Hanhart 417 ES 1954 Size 39mm 417ES 39 BK

Hanhart 417 ES 1954 – Size 39 mm


Hanhart is going back to the roots of its most famous chronograph by launching the new 417 ES 1954 in the original case size of 39 mm

The reissue of the 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.

Sturdiness, reliability, and readability. It is according to these three principles that Hanhart manufactures the 417 as the first pilot’s chronograph for the newly founded German armed forces. Hanhart supplied the Bundeswehr with the original model for almost ten years, until the brand shifted its focus to the production of handheld stopwatches from 1963 onwards. The few surviving examples of the historic 417 have since become sought-after vintage chronographs for collectors.

After the successful debut of the 417 ES with a 42 mm case almost two years ago, the long-established brand from Gütenbach, situated in the Black Forest, is now focused upon capturing the essence of the watch. The new 417 ES 1954 – with ‘ES’ standing for ‘Edelstahl’ (German for stainless steel) and ‘1954’ noting the model’s very first year of production – marks the return of Hanhart’s most legendary chronograph in its historically correct size of 39 mm as part of the official, non-limited collection.

In a way, the watch also acts as a time machine, as it combines the style-defining details of the past with contemporary state-of-the-art materials. Particularly refined are the sharp, highly polished chamfers, that mark the transition from the satin-finished lugs to the sides. As a typical Hanhart design element, the fluted bezel rotates smoothly in both directions. Its red position marker is just as reminiscent of the historical model as the details on the dial of the watch. The bi-compax layout and the lettering seem to be the spitting image of the early 417. The numbers, fonts and the logo from the old days have all been revived.

To ensure precision and reliability, the chronograph is equipped with the trusty hand-wound calibre SW510 with ‘Swiss Made’ quality. In addition to stop-seconds, it offers a 58-hour power reserve when fully wound. The historic 417 was likewise manually wound, although its range of action outside the cockpit was severely limited due to its low water resistance. The new 417 ES 1954 is water-resistant up to 10 bar.

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

A calfskin ´Bund´-style strap ensures a high level of comfort from the very beginning. In addition, Alcantara lining promises a particularly pleasant feeling to the skin. A stainless-steel pin buckle featuring the historic Hanhart logo secures the watch to the wrist.

The hands and numerals of the Hanhart 417 ES 1954 are coated with Super-LumiNova® to ensure optimum readability by day and night.

Manual wound chronograph
Sellita SW 510 M
Symmetrical button arrangement
28.800 A/h, 4 Hz, 23 jewels
Power reserve minimum 58 hours

Small second
30-minute counter
Bicompax Chronograph with central stop-second

Stainless steel, satined/polished
Diameter 39 mm, Height with glass 13.3 mm (11.55mm without glass)
Crown with the historic Hanhart "h”
Fluted rotating bezel, continuously rotatable, with red marking
Red pusher made of HyCeram
Anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
High-domed sapphire glass
Screwed-down stainless steel case back
Water resistant to 10 bar/10 ATM
Limited edition number
Stamping of the historical logo and The Urban Gentry Lion on the case back
Special shock-resistance mechanism for movement

Historical Logo
Super-LumiNova® light-old-radium coated numerals and hands

Black calfskin strap with white stitching and leather underlay
Alcantara on the inside (on the black strap)
Pin-buckle with historical logo
Lug width 20 mm

Key Characteristics

Brand: Hanhart
Band: Leather Strap
Case Material: Steel
Condition: Brand New
Movement: Hand Winding
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