Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl – One red push-piece is enough

Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl
Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl

Chronographs normally do have two push-pieces to activate the functions start, stop and reset to zero. This Hanhart gets along with only one push-piece. Discover a chronograph I personally find very attractive …

 

This chronograph is modern replica of a chronograph Hanhart produced starting in 1938 and that was powered by Hanhart’s in-house “Calibre 40”.

Today the Pioneer MonoControl relies on an ETA Valjoux 7750. The latter is being modified in Hanhart’s own workshops in Gütenbach in Germany by using a mono-pusher-module from La Joux-Perret based in La Chaux-deFonds in Switzerland.

I like the perfect readability of everything indicated on that dial. The 30-minutes counter, the central-second-hand and the the push-piece are kept in red to indicate that they are belonging together.

 

Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl
Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl

 

The length of the minute hand is simply perfect since it exactly reaches the so called “minuterie”.

The three “tiny” little dots in-between the 60 “huge” seconds dots on the dial are correct. When using the chronograph you can, after stoping it, correctly read the elapsed seconds from the sub-dial and and the 1/8th of a second with the central second hand by counting according to its position on the dial   1 “space” / 2 “dot” / 3 “space” / 4 “dot” / 5 “space” / 6 “dot” / 7 “space” / 8 will be the next “huge” second dot  ( = 1/8  –  8/8  of a second according to the frequency of 28.800 A/h of the balance wheel)

 

Chronograph 1/8th of a second dots on the dial of the Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl
Chronograph 1/8th of a second dots on the dial of the Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl

There are no doubts when you look at this dial.

Also nice that Hanhart uses matching date discs. How ugly are these watches having e.g. a black dial and a white date disc!

 

Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl
Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl

 

MOVEMENT
automatic chronograph movement HAN3911 (= ETA7750 + La Joux-Perret module)
increased crown-to-push-piece spacing and single-push-piece conversion,
28,800 A/h ( =4 Hz = 1/8th of a second), 28 jewels,
power reserve > 42 hours

FUNCTIONS
small seconds at 9 o’clock,
central chronograph hand + 30-minute-counter at 3 o’clock, both marked with red color
date display at 6 o’clock

CASE

diameter 42 mm, height 15 mm,
water-resistant 100 meters
stainless steel case
flat or fluted bezel with red marking
convex sapphire glass, anti-reflective on both sides, screwed-down case back,

DIAL

black

 

Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl
Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl

or silver dial, Super-LumiNova-coated luminous numerals and hands

 

 

Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl
Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl

 

RED PUSH-PIECE
start, stop and reset to zero

STRAP
calfskin strap with riveting and pin buckle
stainless steel bracelet with adjustable folding clasp

PRICE

2350 Euro including 19 % VAT (+ 200 Euro for the metal strap)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  • This is the correct way to do a chronograph. If there must be two pushers then the second one should be for splits.

    Great price two!

    Thanks Alexander! Enjoying your summer I hope?

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