Hanhart continues to iterate on the modern rendition of their iconic 417 ES, which they brought back in earnest in 2020, with the release of a proper panda dial this week, and the introduction of a new handwound Sellita AMT base flyback chronograph movement. The new releases celebrate the 140th anniversary of Hanhart in a fitting manner, embracing their heritage in a modern way. The new watches will join the 417 ES family as regular production models, with both the 42mm case and the 1954 39mm case sizes being represented, each getting both black and white dial colorways.
The new watches are of course based on the watch officially issued to German pilots, the 417 with flyback function utilizing their own caliber 41, which they produced until the ‘60s. The latest variants come equipped with the AMT5100 M, a relatively new unit from the AMT arm of Sellita. The movement has been used within the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback chronograph previously, and now makes its way into the Hanhart at a bit more of an approachable price point. The movement is relatively new, and represents something of a step forward in terms of capabilities for Sellita.