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First Look at the Hanhart Primus Nautic Pilot Bronze

First Look at the Hanhart Primus Nautic Pilot Bronze

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Beginning in 1882, Hanhart has been represent considerable authority in pilot chronographs and stopwatches for well longer than a century. Hanhart’s first chronograph in a long queue of numerous was the Caliber 40, which started creation in 1938 and turned into the company’s fundamental item, and its re-issue is currently an incredible collector’s piece in its own right. Lately, Hanhart has been delivering both vintage roused pilot watches ( Pioneer arrangement) and current pilot watches ( Primus Pilot series). Hanhart’s most up to date model is the Primus Nautic Pilot Bronze.


Hanhart Primus Nautic Pilot Bronze

  • Case Material: Stainless steel with bronze PVD covering
  • Dial: Royal Blue
  • Dimensions: 44mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters
  • Crown: Screw down
  • Movement: Sellita SW510 (changed with La Joux-Perret)
  • Strap/Bracelet: Textile blue with calfskin decorate
  • Price: 2,950 Euros
  • Expected Release: October 2019

This is a striking watch, both in the details of its bigger case size and the glossy silk bronze coloring. The case estimates 44mm across with a stature of 15mm. Regardless of the watch’s name, the case isn’t really bronze — it’s treated steel with a bronze PVD covering, so unlike genuine bronze cases, this case won’t build up a profound patina. For the individuals who lean toward that patina, this is probably going to be a non-starter. Yet, for the individuals who like the tasteful of bronze before it patinates, this may be definitely suited to their strengths.  Additionally, the covered case has a hardness of 1,300 Vickers HV (as a state of comparison, your normal 316L steel case has a hardness of 200 Vickers HV). It’s a pleasant touch to make this pilot observe exceptionally impervious to scratches.

The combination of the imperial blue dial, the bronze-hued case, and the strong white markers and numbers functions admirably here. The handset is sensational, and keeping in mind that wide skeleton hands can be all in or all out in a watch, in this occasion the skeleton hands fill a useful need by making it simpler to peruse the sub-dials. For ideal low-light perceivability, there is a thick covering of Super-LumiNova on the hands, numbers, and markers. Another practical component is the enormous screw down crown. The case is evaluated to 10 atm in understanding to the German DIN 8310 norm.

The Pilot Bronze holds all the pleasant components we like in a Hanhart watch — the fluted bezel, the red record trim, just as the notorious red chronograph pusher at 4:00. Predictable with recorded Hanhart chronographs, this pilot watch holds the simple to-peruse two-register dial with sub-seconds counter situation at 9:00, and the 30-minute chronograph counter at 3:00. A vital component of all Primus Pilot watches is the articulating carries that move and shape to the wrist for a comfortable fit. Hanhart chose Sellita’s SW510 programmed development for this chronograph, and altered it with development house La Joux-Perret to give this watch a two-register layout.  This development is noticeable through the case back.

The blue material lash with a cowhide decorate is comfortable from the primary wear, however the change of the collapsing catch requires nearer consideration when you snap the fasten pin into position. The machining on the fasten is superb and in accordance with the nature of the case.

The Nautic Pilot Bronze is a striking assertion piece, one that stands apart with its splendid blue dial and bronze case, two subtleties that add an additional cycle of fly to a generally forceful base plan. The watch is restricted to only 300 pieces, and retail cost is 2,950 Euros.  Hanhart


Words by Bhanu Chopra. Bhanu is one of the owners behind JUVO , an enthusiastic watch enthusiast and essayist, and an admirer of German watches. 

Photos by Ondrej Vislocky ( tempusx on IG )