4.1345 Hanhart Luftwaffe Flieger Chronograph, 1944

Large, 40mm HANHART aviation chronograph with a typical military style black dial and radium numerals. This timepiece is an authentic instrument once belonging to a pilot-navigator, and has high collectible value. The watch features a reliable shockproof device and basic moisture protection. Has undergone full servicing with disassembly. Comes with a 6-month warranty and military style khaki nylon strap.

Key Features

A valuable trophy of the Second World War, the legendary Luftwaffe aviation chronograph from the Hanhart brand. Hanhart chronographs have traditionally been the official service combat watches of the Luftwaffe pilots, and were produced from 1939 to 1945 entirely in Germany, including the movement.

The watch is large (40mm without a crown), with a typical ‘military’ black dial and radium numerals. This is not a replica and not a later edition, it is precisely an early instrument of the pilot-navigator, which has a collectible value, but is also perfect for use as an everyday watch. The design is very progressive for the 1940’s – in addition to a chronograph with a counter, the watch has a reliable shockproof device and basic moisture protection, which were mandatory parameters of the wristwatch specification for the Luftwaffe.

Taking into account the condition of the watch, the pricing is lower than the market average. The watch has been fully serviced with disassembly in our Bristol workshop.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. There is a 6-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines. The watch comes with a military style light green nylon strap.

Overview

Body: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  (9/10 near perfect).

Watch face: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  (9/10 near perfect).

Movement: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  (9/10 near perfect).

Accuracy: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  (9/10 near perfect).

Case and Strap

  • Original, large case with rotating bezel and chronograph control button.
  • Nickel plated case.
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • Nickel plated screw-down caseback.
  • Large winding crown.
  • Military style nylon strap.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 40 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 45 mm.
  • Height (lug to lug) 47 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original black dial.
  • Radium Arabic numerals.
  • “Hanhart” signature below numeral 12 position.
  • Small seconds subdial at numeral 9 position.
  • Small chronograph minute counter subdial at numeral 3 position.
  • Original, ‘squalette’ style hands with standard radium lume.
  • Long centre second hand.

Movement

  • German-made movement.
  • Hanhart 40 caliber.
  • 17 jewels.
  • Manual winding.
  • One-button chronograph with 30-minute counter.
  • Shockproof.
  • Polished plates, bridges, wheels and screws.

Servicing and Guarantee

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Case material

Nickel

Dial tone

Black/dark

Origin

Germany

Size grade

39-41 mm

Year approx

1940