Hanhart. A rare nickel plated single button chronograph wristwatch made for the German Kriegsmarine Serial No.505, Made and issued circa 1940
Lot 300
Hanhart. A rare nickel plated single button chronograph wristwatch made for the German Kriegsmarine Serial No.505, Made and issued circa 1940
£800 - 1,200
US$ 1,300 - 2,000
Lot Details
Hanhart. A rare nickel plated single button chronograph wristwatch made for the German Kriegsmarine
Serial No.505, Made and issued circa 1940
Nickel/silver plated brass chronograph movement, matt black dial with luminous painted Arabic numerals and outer red and white telemetre scale, KM printed under 12 for Kriegsmarine, steel case with rotating milled bezel, single push button above the large crown, case back with German military emblem, serial number M 505 and with 'Boden Edestahl' (high quality steel back) stamped on the back, fitted leather strap, dial and movement signed
40mm.

Footnotes

  • The Hanhardt chronograph wristwatch could be privately purchased by members of the Heer and Luftwaffe and was ordered in limited numbers by the Kriegsmarine. This version, introduced around 1940/1941 to replace the single button with the fixed bezel, has the Calibre 40 movement and rotating milled bezel. There are few remaining that bear the 'M' for Kriegsmarine on the reverse as these were relatively early orders by the German military.
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