Hanhart S-Series Limited Edition Pilot’s Watches

Hanhart is no stranger to pilot’s watches with models like the TachyTele Pilot’s Chronograph and Primus Monochrome Pilot . Albeit the German brand started with mechanical stopwatches and remains an innovator in that market, it’s seemingly best known today for avionics inspired instruments. The new S-Series pays recognition for the Austrian Air Force Saab 105, a Swedish twin-stream coach and lightweight assault airplane. The jets were acquainted with the Austrian Air Force in 1970 and the Hanhart S-Series celebrates the 50th anniversary with design elements inspired by the cockpit’s instrument clock. After five decades, twelve planes of the first forty are still in Austrian service, a testament to its incredible design.

The Hanhart S-Series consists of three watches, two based on the Austrian Saab 105 and the third on the SK 60, the Swedish Air Force variation. All cases are 316L stainless steel with a PVD covering, 40mm in measurement and 12mm in stature. Each has a brushed finish with a restricted bezel surrounding the domed sapphire crystal with an enemy of intelligent covering. The signed, knurled crown is a cycle oversized for easy activity and fits the pilot’s esthetic well. Flip the case over and the screw-down, solid case back features an etching of the Saab 105. All models are water-resistant to 100 meters.

The dials give each watch an extraordinary personality with two GMT models and a 12-hour three-hander. Starting with the last mentioned, the Hanhart S-Series S 105 OE has a matte dark dial with huge white Arabic numerals denoting the hours. A white moment track surrounds this with five-minute marks, while a calculated, inward spine at the outermost edge has Arabic numerals like clockwork with a three-sided marker at 12 o’clock. The dial numerals and indices are covered with Super-LumiNova. The sword-style hour and moment hands are loaded up with Super-LumiNova on their upper two-thirds, while the seconds hand has a white-covered top half and a round stabilizer. A date window at 3 o’clock displays three digits on the double with a three-sided list denoting the focal numeral. Guide coordinates to Hanhart’s headquarters are printed just underneath the hands.

The Hanhart S-Series S 105 OE GMT model adds a GMT hand to the standard S 105 OE with a white three-sided tip covered with Super-LumiNova. The 12-hour interior rib is also moved up to 24-hour in 2-hour increments. The third model is the SK 60 GMT, based on the Swedish Air Force Saab 105 known as the SK 60. This dial is inspired by the SK 60’s clock with Arabic numerals just at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock. The same hands and date format from the S 105 OE GMT are present, yet the seconds and GMT hands have a yellow covering supplanting the white. The three-sided list denoting the date is also yellow. The inside spine features 24-hour numerals like the S 105 OE GMT, yet 24 is currently printed instead of a three-sided mark. Look carefully and you’ll also see that throughout the moment marks are square, while they’re round on the S 105 OE GMT besides at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock.

Powering the Hanhart S-Series S 105 OE is a Sellita SW 200-1 programmed (or identical ETA 2824), while the GMT models use a Sellita SW 330-1 programmed (or comparable ETA 2893). The Sellita SW 200-1 has 26 jewels, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) with a 38-hour power reserve (ETA 2824 has 25 jewels, yet otherwise indistinguishable). The Sellita SW 330-1 on the GMT models has 25 jewels, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) with a 42-hour power reserve (ETA 2893 has 21 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve). The principle distinction here is the expansion of the GMT hand, while all the other things is the same in terms of exactness and usage among movements. A 20mm dark calfskin strap with a PVD covered steel pin clasp is standard on all models.

All three watches in the Hanhart S-Series are restricted to 105 each (after the Saab 105) with the S 105 OE selling for EUR 990 (incl. taxes) and GMT models selling for EUR 1,290 (incl. taxes). For more data, visit the Hanhart website .