Recently we brought you information on a coordinated effort among Hanhart and The Rake & Revolution, who delivered another 417 Chronograph LE with a bronze case and a bund lash. The watch was a version of the model worn by Steve McQueen (and a large part of the German Air Force through the ‘50s), and it even accompanied a stunt Belstaff coat to complete the look. In the event that you weren’t so enthusiastic about the cool person outfit, you’re in karma. Hanhart is delivering the 417 ES with a steel case that includes overall a similar panache sans the discretionary waxed cotton coat.
The 417 ES is a verifiable model that Hanhard delivered in restricted amounts through the ‘50s, and Hanhart has precisely reproduced it with these most recent deliveries, directly down to the cowhide bund lashes. While the 417 had a chrome metal case, the ES model was unadulterated treated steel and that’s what we see reproduced here, the ES representing “Edelstahl”, German for hardened steel. A large number of the first metal 417 watches didn’t have text on the lower half of the dial, so the consideration of “shockproof” feels more exact with the ES model seen here.
The 42mm case stays as before in plan, which means the unmistakable coin-edge bezel returns, complete with the red stripe at the top. The case estimates 13.3mm in thickness and 49.5 from one haul to another, so don’t anticipate numerous issues with wearability. Those estimations ought to be thought about while taking other factors into consideration on the off chance that you decide to wear it on the dark calf cowhide bund tie, notwithstanding, as that will cover a huge impression on your wrist. There shouldn’t be a compromise to comfort here however as the tie is fixed with Alcantara.
The bicompax dial is sharp as could be, with the running seconds at 9 o’clock and brief aggregator at 3 o’clock politeness of the Selitta SW510 hand-twisted development inside. You’ll get 58 hours of hold to work with on a full wind, giving adequate space to a weekend’s worth of wear, in addition to some space to save. The Selitta addresses a remarkable hop from the first type 42 utilized in the ‘50s, without adding more haul or weight to the general bundle. It likewise assists with keeping the cost in sensible domain at $1,970.
The Hanhart 417 ES chronograph is accessible to arrange right now from WatchBuys in the US. More from Hanhart .