Bronze 417 Chronograph + Belstaff Trialmaster

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  • Product Notes

    The Hanhart 417 Flieger Chronograph, famously worn by Steve McQueen, is one of the most iconic pilots chronograph in history. We are proud to re-issue this faithful homage rendered in quick-patinating bronze, inspired by the vintage brass watches as their chrome coating wore away. How McQueen came to own his watch is something of a mystery. Though what is clear is that he had exemplary taste in everything, including motorcycles, Bud Ekins-tuned Triumphs and Nortons in particular; cars, the 1958 Porsche 1600 356 Super Speedster, Ferrari 275 GTB/4 and Jaguar XKSS; bespoke suits, as evinced by his collaboration with Douglas Hayward in The Thomas Crown Affair; and women, Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen and Ali MacGraw. So it is no surprise that he naturally gravitated to the strikingly masculine and highly reliable Hanhart 417 (his watch is believed to be an ES), which he wore most frequently on a Bund or “fat strap” style bracelet. Over the years, Hanhart has continued to manufacture reliable and high value proposition sports chronographs based on the iconography of its legendary Fliegers. However, when it came to creating the homage to the legendary 417 for 2020, Hanhart started with a clean slate, keeping a close eye on the original proportions of the 417. This meant, incorporating a more practical hand-wound chronograph movement, the Sellita SW 510. Next, the right bezel with fine fluting and the right domed sapphire to replicate the look of the original watch. Finally, to recreate the effect of brassing on vintage brass 417 Chronographs, we selected bronze as the case material. We, specifically, opted for bronze CuSn8 that expresses patina faster as befits a rugged motorcycle trail chronograph. We’ve decided to pair the with our favorite British heritage waxed cotton motorcycle jacket, a black Belstaff Trailmaster because we feel from a quality and style perspective it is unparalleled. Note that it has brass hardware all around including the buckles at the belt and throat latch where some other brands use plastic. The watch is priced at USD 1,900, measures 42mm in diameter like the original and will be made in just 150 examples. The Belstaff Trailmaster is priced at USD 590. However, if you choose to purchase them together we are pleased to extend them to you at USD 2,300 as our enduring commitment to offering you the best values in the online world. Because we believe our readers and clients rock and we want to always accord them our respect and gratitude.

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  • Size Notes

    42 mm

  • Materials and Care Notes

    Made in Switzerland

  • Delivery & returns

    This product will be dispatched in 3-4 working days.

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