Hanhart Pioneer TwinControl

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Hanhart Pioneer TwinControl

Postby koimaster » June 2nd 2017, 8:58am

Introduction

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of German-made watches at 60Clicks. Matching and sometimes exceeding the build-quality of their Swiss counterparts, German watches are often tragically overlooked by mainstream watch enthusiasts.

Today we’re excited to take a closer look at watch produced by Hanhart, a company with a long and interesting history producing mechanical watches for military and civilians.

Although not yet well-known Stateside, Hanhart is picking up steam with enthusiasts who recognize the company for it’s high quality vintage-inspired pilot watches and chronographs.

Let’s take a closer look at the brand:

Some Background on Hanhart

Hanhart is boutique watch-making company located in the Black Forest of Germany, nestled betwixt the rolling green hills of historic Gütenbach inside a charming building that contains a small manufacturing assembly and horological museum.

Hanhart made it’s name in the early 1920’s producing reasonably-prices mechanical stopwatches for field sports and motoring. Before this time, stopwatches were notoriously expensive, inaccurate, and unreliable. And if you stop by their factory today, you will notice that a majority of their production floor is still dedicated to the pursuit of these mechanical tools.

Surprisingly, Hanhart remains one the sole modern manufacturers of mechanical stopwatches in Europe, distributing products to athletes, trainers, television studios, and many others. Of course, in addition to stop-watches, Hanhart also produces several high-quality wrist-watches, including the one we are reviewing today.

Founded in 1882, Hanhart does not possess massive manufacturing scale and distribution, instead it relies on a small team of dedicated watchmakers to produce watches in small-batches for it’s customers. This attention to detail and craft is one of the reason’s these models are so exciting. Watches are built by hand with parts manufactured in-house, like they’ve done for over a century.

It’s line is a blend of both modern and traditional designs, some drawing from Hanhart’s own historically important references.


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