The new Pioneer One – the timeless chronograph that has been admired in past decades is now back with a contemporary design and technology. The relaunch of this classic model lifts it onto the next level to exceed the desires and expectations of today’s most critical watch lovers. By adapting originality to the latest standards of watchmaking, Hanhart brings the unique charm of the early 50s back to life.

Perfect legibility with modern technology

The exclusive watch manufacture from the Black Forest understands to merge functionality and precision engineering with exclusive, unique design like no other. Established in 1882, Hanhart has created countless masterpieces that still follow the same rules ever since: maximum reliability, perfect legibility, simple and secure operation, and the greatest possible robustness.

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The Pioneer One measures a diameter of 42 millimeters and a height of 12 millimeters. The typical Hanhart leather strap with stainless-steel rivets underlines the vintage character of this watch and ensures a comfortable feeling on the wrist. It is the perfect everyday companion, whether for work or for leisure time. Moreover, with its antique charisma in contrast to the new Hanhart logo, it perfectly complements the Hanhart watch family.

Technical Details


  • Automatic movement Sellita SW 200
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 30 jewels
  • Power reserve of min. 38 hours
  • Diameter 25,6 mm, height 4,6 mm


  • 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 case back
  • Diameter 42 mm, height 12 mm
  • Water-resistance to 10 bar/100 m


  • Black 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

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The iconic predecessor

The Hanhart Cal. 42, a ratchet wheel calibre with flyback function and manual wind, was introduced in the 50s and 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 caliber was installed in the Hanhart Chronograph 417 and 417 ES (the stainless-steel version), which were originally produced for the Air Force of the German Federal Armed Forces. For this reason, the clock is also called “Bundeswehr chronograph” among connoisseurs. About 500 pieces made of brass and 500 pieces made of stainless steel were produced in the 1950s. They are a rarity today and therefore extremely hard to find and get. Hanhart pilot chronographs were often an aesthetic model for the design of numerous military and aviator watches by many renowned watch manufacturers.

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