This is a really exceptional example of a two pusher Hanhart chronograph
which dates to around 1945 - right at the end of WW2 or maybe just post war.
The watch came from the German family of the original owner
who was a technician at the Rechlin Luftwaffe Testing Site during WW2.
The watch was overhauled by the renowned German watchmaker
Frank Roesky in 2009 at a total cost of 1050 Euro.
The watch measures 41mm diam ex the crown and 14mm in thickness.
this type of watch often have damaged and worn plating or in many instances
have had the plating replaced. This example has original plating which
is as intact as any example I have ever seen.
It is in truly superb condition all round with only minor signs of wear.
The caseback is stainless steel which is a major improvement on the earlier
examples of this type of chronograph which often have plated brass casebacks
which suffer badly from wear over the decades of use. Earlier
examples had the movement number on the caseback, this example does not which
is a key factor in helping identify its date of production.
Dial & Hands
Beautiful original dial in stunning condtion. The hands
are in the same lovely condition.
in 2009 – and the service documents from Frank Roesky detailing all work
completed will be included with the watch sale. The Cal.41 movement works
flawlessly and is in top class condition having been used very little since it
was serviced. The movement number is 130475.
in the original style in undamaged and unscratched condition
brown leather strap by Frank Roesky in excellent condtion. These straps closely
resemble the original straps and are very well made.
As good an
example of this type of watch that you are likely to find for sale anywhere.