Typically when someone speaks of a German-made timepiece, I think of a classy dress watch by Glashutte Original or A. Lange & Sohne.  Both brands are very well respected in the watch industry and are clearly on the up and up.  Just several years ago, Glashutte became a true in-house manufacturer, meaning they produce all of the movements for their watches themselves.  Meanwhile, the finishing on A. Lange & Sohne timepieces may be the single best in the world.

Currently, a different German watch brand, known as Hanhart, is trying to put its name on the map.  Even though Hanhart has been around since 1882, I had not heard of the brand until a short while ago.  The company was founded in Switzerland, but moved to Germany shortly thereafter.

Their watches are awesome!  The main theme behind them is aviation.  Since 1939, all Hanhart chronographs have had a red start/stop button to help prevent pilots from unintentionally resetting the stopwatch function.  Powered by a modified Swiss Valjoux 7750 movement, Hanhart watches feature an exhibition caseback and are 44mm in size.  They are produced in DLC coated stainless steel as well as 18kt gold on either a leather or rubber strap with a deployment buckle.

Hanhart - caseback

Check these bad boys out!  I am a fan.  Are you?


One thought on “Hanhart!

  1. These look pretty cool. I’m not a fan of the gold model but I’d like to see the SS models. The red chrono button is an added touch that I like and not something you see on most watches.

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