Hanhart Pioneer One Blue Dial
The historical inspiration for Hanhart’s Pioneer ONE collection is a watch produced by the company in the 50s: the 417 ES Flyback (Cal. 42). Both classical and functional aspects of this much-loved timepiece have been retained and enhanced to form the elegant Pioneer One collection. As such, Pioneer One timepieces combine vintage design with modern technology for a robust and aesthetic result.
For over 135 years Hanhart has created timepieces that follow the same principles: maximum reliability, simple and secure operation, perfect legibility and first-class precision. The Pioneer One in its satin-finished stainless steel housing revives a piece of the company’s history in a fresh, new design. With a diameter of 42 mm and a height of 12 mm the watch comes in a variety of dial colours to complement any style.
Apart from the date display at 3 o’clock and the logo, the dial is open and clean, facilitating legibility. The fluted bezel with red index point at 12 o’clock and the calfskin strap with satinised stainless steel rivets also reflect typical Hanhart design features.
At the time of its introduction in the 1950s, Hanhart’s Cal. 42, a ratchet wheel calibre with flyback function and manual wind, was an evolution of the Cal. 40 and 41. The design of the hands and numerals of the PIONEER One are based on this iconic model. The calibre was installed in Hanhart’s Chronograph 417 and 417 ES (the stainless-steel version), which were originally produced for the Air Force of the German Federal Armed Forces so it is a tried and tested movement of the highest quality.
The Blue dial provides not only a subtle backdrop for the numerals but also offers optimal contrast against the Super-LumiNova coating for heightened legibility at night or in dimly lit environments. The tone is pared back and subdued by in no way unimpressive. This is a great everyday watch with a contemporary feel and look.
Automatic movement Sellita SW 200
28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 30 jewels,
Power reserve of min. 38 hours
Three-hands watch with center second, date at 3
Stainless steel Fluted, bidirectional rotating bezel with red marking Internally anti-reflective sapphire glass Screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass case back Diameter 42 mm, height 12 mm Water-resistance to 10 bar/100 m
Matt blue with Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous Arabic numerals, index marks and hands
Brown calfskin with riveting, pin buckle made from stainless steel Lug width 22 mm