PIONEER Preventor9 – Simply extraordinary
All of the models from the Pioneer collection evoke historic watches made by Hanhart, and the Pioneer Preventor9 is no exception.
Due to the shortages of materials that struck manufacturers in the late 1930s and 1940s, watch movements and their components were scarce. Hanhart therefore had to come up with creative solutions to continue manufacturing its timepieces. Without further ado the Hanhart watchmakers decided to omit the 30-minute counter from their chronographs, because of a lack of components for this, but kept the small seconds at 9 o’clock. The result was a triple-hand watch with an unconventional and therefore unmistakable face.
Hanhart is now harking back to this idea with the Pioneer Preventor9. Just as before, the small seconds can be found in its somewhat surprising position at 9 o’clock. There are other ways, too, in which this model reflects its legendary predecessor: the design of the black or off-white dial is kept simple, and the display is perfectly readable thanks to the large luminous Arabic numerals, the prominent hands – also coated with Super-LumiNova® – the continuous minute-circle and the clearly distinguished small seconds indicator. The large, easy-to-handle crown with a deep bevelled edge guarantees simple handling, and the bezel comes in a plain, stylish design with a smooth surface.
The elegant contrast between satin-finished and polished surfaces on the case accentuates the exclusive character of the Pioneer Preventor9. While the sealed, screwed-down case back ensures maximum water-resistance and robustness, just as it did on the archetypal models, and the riveted strap made from firm, hard-wearing calfskin together with a high-quality pin buckle guarantees a secure fit on the wrist.
Movement: Automatic movement HAN4112 with module, 28‘800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 30 jewels, rotor with skeletonised Hanhart logo, power reserve of min. 38 hours
Functions: Small seconds at 9 o‘clock
Case: Stainless steel, convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass, screwed-down case back, diameter 40 mm, height 12.15 mm, water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m
Dial: Off-white; Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous numerals and hands