Hanhart releases a new model to join their Pioneer collection – the Silva. As usual for Hanhart, the novelty is pitched at the modestly priced segment.
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New: Hanhart Pioneer Silva
The Hanhart Pioneer Silva will be available on www.hanhart.com for EUR 890, inclusive of EUR 19% VAT.
The novelty joins the Pioneer collection from Hanhart, which is a rather large collection of watches ranging from chronographs to three handed watches. We covered the 417ES, the 417ES Flyback Panda and Reverse Panda, as well as the Pioneer Mk I and Mk II watches on this site.
The new references are inspired by a historical model Kal 36/39 from Hanhart’s museum. The original was named after the Hanhart caliber 36/39 with 15 jewels. This was a rather classical three hand watch with subsidiary seconds hand.
The new Pioneer Silva is a very clean, basic design, with Bauhaus like styling. And carries a center sweep seconds hand.
Movement is the workhorse Sellita SW200. Not much to look at in terms of decoration, but certainly not a dog either as the view from the case back is acceptable, especially for a watch at this modest price point. And the movement is well proven to be reliable and trustworthy.
Reduced to the essentials: the new PIONEER Silva
Silva: the Latin word for forest describes the origin of the new model that now joins the PIONEER collection. In the heart of the Black Forest, in the picturesque town of Gütenbach, the watchmakers of the 140-year-old company Hanhart manufacture every single piece of the new PIONEER Silva. With a diameter of 38.5 mm and a case height of 10 mm, the watch is perfect for everyday wear. The design is reduced to the essen- tials, sleek and flat. The uncluttered dial combines modern design with classic elements.
When it comes to design inspiration, it is never a bad idea to look to the past. The new PIONEER Silva is based on a model from the company’s own museum. The historical model Kal 36/39, named after the Hanhart caliber 36/39 with 15 jewels, served as a simple and clean historical template. The basic design has been reinterpreted in a modern way to create a more contemporary look.
The clean dial and straight-line hands offer perfect contrast and readability. The distinctive dots between the numerals are taken from the historic model. As with the other PIONEER models, Hanhart uses the historical logo on the dial of the PIONEER Silva.
The polished stainless steel case measures a case diameter of 38.5 mm, a case height of 10 mm and a lug-to-lug measurement of 44 mm. These dimensions make the watch perfect for everyday use. The crown bears the “h” of the historic Hanhart logo and the convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects against scratches. The watch is water resistant up to 5 bar / 5 ATM.
To ensure that the latest watch from Hanhart not only looks good, but also runs pre- cisely, it is equipped with the reliable SW 200 automatic movement from the renowned Swiss manufacturer Sellita in the best Swiss quality. In addition to stop seconds, it offers a power reserve of up to 38 hours. The movement with its skeletonized Hanhart rotor can be admired through the screwed sapphire crystal back.
On the wrist, a black calfskin strap or a Milanaise mesh strap ensures comfortable wear from day one. For added comfort, the black calfskin strap is lined with Alcantara on the inside. A buckle with the historic Hanhart logo ensures a secure fit.
Like the entire Hanhart collection, the PIONEER Silva is designed with functionality, quality and timeless aesthetics in mind. As one of the most important manufacturers of pilot’s watches in history, Hanhart continues to set itself the highest standards and is guided by the following maxims: unparalleled precision and reliability, perfect read- ability and simple, safe operation as well as the best possible robustness.
Hanhard Pioneer Silva Specifications
Stainless steel, polished
Diameter 38.5 mm, Height 10 mm
Lug-to-Lug: 44 mm
Crown with historical Hanhart „h“
Anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
Screwed-down case back with anti-reflective convex sapphire glass Engraved serial number
Water resistant to 5 bar/5 ATM according to DIN 8310
DIAL AND HANDS
Black or white Historical logo
LEATHER STRAP OR MILANAISE MESH BRACELET
Leather: Black Ox leather, Alcantara on the inside, pin buckle with historical logo Milanaise Mesh: Buckle with historical logo
Lug width: 20 mm
Automatic movement Sellita SW 200 Rotor with Hanhart Logo
28.800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 26 jewels Power reserve min. 38h
Three hands, center hour, minute and second hands, stop-seconds