Hanhart Pilot Racer and Diver Chronograph Watches - New Additions to Primus Collection

Feb 18, 2011
The Swiss-German watchmaker Hanhart has garnered universal acclaim due to its extremely reliable and high-precision timepieces, intended for use in the air, on the land and on the sea.


By launching its new Pilot, Racer and Diver chronograph watches, the latest additions to the famous Primus collection, the brand remains true to its iron principles of perfection. A clever union of cutting edge technology and progressive design, these novelties will be officially announced in the course of the Baselworld 2011 trade show.

The new Primus Pilot watch is delivered in a black ADLC-coated stainless steel case. It measures 44 mm in diameter and stands 15 mm in height. At 3 o’clock, the case reveals a large screw-in winding crown. It is supported by two chronograph push-pieces, nestled at 2 and 4 o’clock. A true eye-catcher of the timepiece, one of them is clothed in red.

Finished with anodized aluminium, this push-button pays tribute to the company’s first pilot’s chronographs. A distinctive flair of the Hahnhart watches since 1939, this pusher was initially created to keep pilots from unintentional resetting of the stop time.

The case architecture incorporates a stunning fluted bezel, struck with a red marking. It holds securely a convex sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on the inside. The case-back also is fitted with a sapphire glass, treated with the internal anti-reflective coating. The body of the new Primus Pilot watch is also equipped with flexible lugs - the angle of inclination constitutes 45°-50°. The water-resistance of the case is assured down to 100 meters.

Inside the model is hidden a HAN38 modified automatic chronograph movement, which uses Valjoux 7750 calibre as its base. It utilizes a rotor, embossed with a skeletonized Hanhart logo. Studded with 25 jewels, the mechanism beats to the rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour and supplies a 42-hour power reserve.

The caliber mentioned brings to life a set of useful functions, which can be read off from a black dial. It is completed with contrasting Superluminova-applied Arabic numerals and intermediate hour-markers. The time telling is ensured by bold hour and minutes hands. They are kept company by a slim seconds hand, finalized by a red arrow. All the hands are just as well coated with a tip of Superluminova.

Set within the dial are also small seconds and 30-minute counters, located at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively. The date indicator is presented at 6 o’clock. The latter is visually balanced by the brand’s name allied with the year of its foundation.

The new Hanhart watch is teamed with a black calfskin strap, which joins to a folding clasp with an inlaid red marking. The clasp is crafted from black ADLC-coated stainless steel.

The new Primus Racer watch shares a great number of elements with the model presented above. Its originality lies in an additionally offered non-allergenic vulcanized rubber strap, embossed with a moulded Hanhart logo.

Alongside with the common features, inherent to all models from the collection, the new Primus Diver watch has some of its own peculiar characteristics. Thus, it carries a concave, unidirectional rotating bezel, equipped with a scale for calculating the dive time. It can be adjusted in the anticlockwise direction and has a detent set in steps of one minute.

The new Hanhart watch is worn on a non-allergenic vulcanized rubber strap, featuring a moulded Hanhart logo. It is enhanced with a folding clasp with an inlaid red marking. The folding clasp is rendered in ADLC-coated stainless steel.

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