The Hanhart Pioneer collection was born in 2011, focusing on traditional pilot’s chronographs. Several models inspired by the historical pilot’s watches the company was famous for in the 1930s and 1950s were released. The core were the legendary 417 ES reissues and inspirations, well done and competitively priced, and some other chronograph-equipped watches, equally appealing to the vintage Fliegeruhren fans. In 2018, however, Hanhart revealed the Pioneer One, very true to the spirit, very nicely entry-level priced, but reduced to time-and-date functions only. Two years ago, a limited bronze edition of Pioneer One, a time-only piece, thrilled watch enthusiasts. Now Hanhart adds another three-hand watch in the series – in dark midnight blue. Meet the new Pioneer Flieger One NightBlue Limited Edition.
The NightBlue edition is the same watch as the Pioneer One Bronze, only materials and colour schemes differ. The new watch’s 42mm stainless steel case and the characteristic fluted bezel are black PVD-coated to support the NightBlue dial with the historical logo. The continuously rotatable bezel in both directions has a red mark, which is distinctive of Hanhart watches. The big crown is decorated with an “H”, the same historical symbol you will find on the screwed-down solid caseback. The caseback is also engraved with a limitation number (Hanhart will produce 150 pieces of this variant). The watch is 12mm high with convex sapphire crystal and is proportioned.
The dial provides the name of this Pioneer One edition – it is dark blue, with the white numerals and hands being SuperLumi-Nova treated for readability in the dark. The dial background perfectly serves the same purpose in the daytime, making hour indices stand out, so you will know what time it is with one glance. The white and blue combination is esthetically pleasing, the blue leather strap with a suede finish enhances this feeling, and the red cross stitching on the lugs makes the image of Pioneer Flieger One NightBlue complete.
This simple yet very charming interpretation of the design rules set by the 417 series functions with the Sellita SW200 automatic movement, with 38 hours of power reserve. The watch is water-resistant to 100m; with a great degree of wearability and comfort, Hanhart customers report, this Pioneer Flieger One NightBlue will not disappoint. The earlier Pioneer One models with the date display started at EUR 940 while this Pioneer Flieger One NightBlue will set you back EUR 1,290.
For more or to order your watch, please visit www.hanhart.com.
Technical specifications – Hanhart Pioneer Flieger One NightBlue Limited Edition
Case: 42mm diameter x 12mm height – 49.7mm lug-to-lug – stainless steel case, black PVD-coated – fluted rotating bezel, continuously rotatable, with red marking – big crown with historical Hanhart logo – sapphire crystal with AR coating – blasted stainless steel caseback – 100m water-resistance
Dial: NightBlue matte and concentric finishes – Arabic numerals and hands with Super-LumiNova – historical Hanhart logo
Movement: Sellita SW 200-1, no-date – automatic – 26 jewels – 28,800 vibrations/hour – 38h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds (hacking)
Strap: 22mm ox leather strap, dark blue with suede-look – steel pin buckle with PVD coating
Availability: limited to 150 pieces
available for orders at www.hanhart.com
Price: EUR 1,290 (taxes incl.)