2009 saw the legendary Swiss-German watch brand Hanhart launch an exclusive collection of mechanical chronograph wristwatches which builds on the tradition and expertise of the own-brand watch manufactory and combines this with the latest technology and progressive design. The collection is called Primus, and the Diver model is the ideal watch for timekeeping both on and under the water.
Working in close collaboration with the brand’s manufacture workshops in Gütenbach and highly specialised suppliers from the Swiss watch sector, a new, progressively designed collection of mechanical chronographs was developed under the name “Primus” and unveiled for the first time in 2009. It represented a sign of the times: an exclusive range of sporty chronographs with a progressive design which combines historical features with state-of-the-art technology. The Pilot, Racer and Diver models meet the highest quality standards and are all based on the brand’s traditional core competence.
Reminders of the watch manufacturer’s tradition are deliberately made clearly recognisable: one of the brand’s distinctive features, the red reset button, underlines the relationship between Hanhart’s first pilot’s chronographs, its mechanical stopwatches and the new collection. It has been a distinguishing characteristic of Hanhart watches since 1939 and was previously intended to prevent pilots from unintentionally resetting the stop time. For the models featured in the Primus collection it has been finished with anodised aluminium. The striking fluted bezel with inlaid red marking is also reminiscent of the design of the watch manufacturer’s legendary chronographs. On the Primus Diver, it was realised as a concave, unidirectional rotating bezel featuring a scale for calculating the dive time. It can be adjusted to an anticlockwise direction and has a detent set in steps of one minute. With its size and feel, even the crown harks back to the design of the early precision watches.
Model: PRIMUS Diver
HAN3809 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7750 calibre; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 28 jewels; rotor with a skeletonised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, date display at 6 o’clock
Stainless steel or black DLC-coated stainless steel; anodised aluminium red reset button; fluted, concave, unidirectional rotating bezel with inlaid red marking; convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; screwed-down, internally antireflective sapphire glass case back; large screw-in crown; flexible lugs; diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistant to 30 bar/300 m
Black or blue; Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous Arabic numerals, index marks, hands and auxiliary dials for small seconds and 30-minute counter
Vulcanised rubber with moulded Hanhart logo, non-allergenic; folding clasp with inlaid red marking (anodised aluminium) made from stainless steel or black DLC-coated stainless steel
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