The Hanhart 417 Flieger Chronograph, is one of the most iconic pilot’s chronographs 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.

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.

Hanhart 417 Flieger Chronograph

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 watch with our favorite British heritage waxed cotton motorcycle jacket, a black Belstaff Trialmaster 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.

Hanhart 417 Flieger Chronograph

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 Trialmaster 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 — a saving of USD 190, and an example of 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.