Auction house Bonhams 1793 is pounding watches (pocket watches and wrist watches) on the 22nd of May. Their inventory has been distributed today for this sale in Knightsbridge (London) and has some pleasant pieces.
Between the decent amount of common suspects (Rolex, Omega, IWC and so on), this 1940s Hanhart chronograph with hand wound type 40 development grabbed my eye. Not due to the condition, which is by all accounts very poor, but since it looks like with Hanhart’s current ‘Pioneer’ assortment so well. Their MkI watch from the Pioneer assortment with dark dial and Arabic numerals depends on those absolute first mono pusher chronographs with type 40 developments (1938).
Hanhart utilizes a development (type HAN3601) in light of ETA’s type 7753 that has been changed into a two-register chronograph with mono-pusher. This one catch is utilized for start, pause and reset of the chrono hands. Albeit the sub registers at 3 and 9 o’clock are found a touch more to the external side of the dial on the vintage model, a ton of subtleties (for example hands) have been regarded by Hanhart.
Estimated estimation of the vintage Hanhart type 40 chronograph is $1,100 – $1,400 USD. Another Hanhart Pioneer Mk1 chronograph (ref. 714.210-011) is approx $3,400.- USD.
This closeout thing can be seen here ( ), at Bonhams site. Other fascinating parcels are with wrong dial (yet all things considered), and . At any rate, ensure that you teach yourself on any of these watches before you place an offer, read the depictions completely and pose inquiries in the event that you are unsure about certain items.
The official Hanhart site:
Thanks to Gary from the UK for informing me.