Sunday, January 17, 2021


O you youths, Western youths,
So impatient, full of action, full of manly pride and friendship,
Plain I see you Western youths, see you tramping with the fore-
Pioneers! O pioneers!  Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
                                                                                    Courtesy of Hanhart

If I have a favorite "pilot's watch" it is a bit of a contrary choice - go figure. The current version of the TachyTele came out in the Morf era when Hanhart was still living in two countries across the border from each other with the watches coming out of the Swiss side (at least that "division"), and the stop watches coming out of Germany.

At that time, and still today, this one is my favorite. It is true to the ideas of a Hanhart chronograph with the bi-compax layout, the fluted bezel and of course the red push piece.

But more than that, the white dial with red indices is what does it for me.  Like I said, contrary to the norms.

The case is of stainless steel and measures 40 mm in diameter. The movement is the 7753.

Should you be so inclined, here are the pertinents -


  • Automatic chronograph movement HAN3703
  • Basis: ETA7753
  • Asymmetrical button arrangement
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 27 jewels
  • Power reserve of min. 42 hours


  • Small second
  • 30-minute counter
  • Tachymeter & telemeter-scale


  • Stainless steel
  • Diameter 40 mm, height 15 mm
  • Large crown and red button
  • Fluted rotating bezel
  • Anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
  • Screwed-down case back
  • Water-resistant to 10 bar/10 ATM


  • Off-white or black
  • Super-LumiNova® coated numerals and hands


Calfskin or stainless steel

No comments:

Post a Comment