A year and a half ago, another worthy result of the Swiss-German friendship of the peoples was born. Hanhart, whose history goes back 130 years, presented its new Primus Chronograph collection at Baselworld-2011, which includes three professional series: Diver, Racer and Pilot. Today we will talk about the diving models of this collection.
In fact, the name Diver is quite loud: the watch has a very good, but by no means professional water resistance of 100 meters. Thanks to the screw-in crown, they can dive to a depth of about 10 meters, but no more. However, the main advantage of these stylish chronographs is in the movement we are talking about a little lower.
The watch is available in grey or blue: the unidirectional bezel harmonises with the colour of the rubber strap on a classic clasp. The dial is protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. The date aperture is at 6 o’clock. Hour markers, hands and counters are coated with Super-LumiNova.
Through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback you can see the high-precision movement HAN38 (bicompax) with skeletonized self-winding oscillating weight and a power reserve of 42 hours… It is based on the refined calibre Valjoux 7750, one of the best watch movements in the world.
Hanhart watches are famous for their red push-button zeroing out the chronograph. Unalterable red accents can also be found on the bracelet clasp and dial.
The diameter of the steel case is quite large – 44mm, ie on a wide wrist.
By the way, the bezels of the watch are curved at an angle of 45°, which ensures perfect fit of the case to the wrist. Due to the thickness of the case (15mm) the watch will not be very comfortable to wear with shirts and narrow jackets, but the usual casual style will play with new colors thanks to the same legendary red button.