The iconic Hanhart chronograph – developed with and for the Austrian Air Forces
The brand Hanhart from the southern Black Forest looks back on a long history in the production of aviator chronographs. A structural change within the Army and the re-establishment of the Command of the Austrian Air Forces in 2017 inspired the Command to design a limited edition together with Hanhart. The chronograph combines the virtues of the Austrian Air Force such as precision, endurance and resilience with the principles of Hanhart: incomparable reliability, perfect legibility, ease of use and robustness. The PRIMUS Austrian Air Force Pilot combines the characteristic features of both sides, which are required for a perfect pilot’s chronograph.
The iconic timepiece from Hanhart is limited to 100 pieces and is available in three different versions of case and bracelet. The chronograph can be ordered in a stainless steel case, a matt sandblasted stainless steel case and a black DLC coated stainless steel case. The bracelets are available in calfskin, vulcanized rubber and canvas and come with a folding clasp made from stainless steel (matt or DLC coated, depending on case material). The choice of case and bracelet does not change the limitation of the chronographs – every serial number is only produced once. The dial carries the distinctive emblem of the Austrian Air Force at six o’clock, which shows an eagle applied on the Austrian flag. Many details such as feathers and claws can only be recognized with eagle’s eyes or with the help of a magnifier.
The bright luminescent numerals and index marks together with the red Hanhart details create a clear contrast to the black basic design of the chronograph and thereby contribute to a good legibility. The unique fluted bezel with inlaid red marking, the typical “bicompax” dial arrangement and the anodized aluminum red button reflect the typical Hanhart features. Despite the size of 44 mm diameter and 15 mm case height, flexible lugs provide a comfortable fit on the wrist.
Automatic chronograph movement HAN3809 (bicompax), 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 28 jewels; Rotor with a skeletonized Hanhart logo; Power reserve of 42 hours
Small seconds at 9; 30-minute counter at 3; Date display at 6
Optional stainless steel, matt sandblasted stainless steel or stainless steel with black DLC coating, anodized aluminum red button and fluted bezel with inlaid red marking, convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass, screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass case back, screw-in crown with Hanhart logo, flexible lugs, diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm, water-resistant to 10 ATM
Black, Austrian Air Force logo with an eagle applique on the Austrian flag, with
Super-LumiNova®-coated luminous numerals, index marks and hands
Available in black rubber, calfskin or canvas, folding clasp with inlaid red marking (anodized aluminum) made from stainless steel, matt sandblasted stainless steel or stainless steel with black DLC coating