Saturday, December 12, 2020

The PIONEER Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum

From Hanhart -

Courtesy of Hanhart
You don't turn 80 every day, so it's nice to have something a little special to help mark the occasion.  And curious to relate, I do feel I have a little personal history wrapped up in Hanhart. Way back in in 2011 Hanhart handed the car keys to Thomas Morf, who in turn tapped a former favorite from his days at Bucherer. I was approached to do some media/marketing work and helped set-up a retail location in Santa Barbara.  We rolled into 2012 and by the turn of the year, Morf was out, his former friends began to look for pastures greener.

New owners came in.  Potential suitors for North America were vetted (myself and a former colleague among them), and in the end they went with the "not-so" media active folks at Watch Buys.  Which if you live in North America, explains why you don't get too much press about them. 

But let's see if we can remedy that a bit ; )

Courtesy of Hanhart
To celebrate 80 years of the Mk II, Hanhart are releasing the Pioneer Mk II 80 Jubilaem, and this one's a bit special.

Courtesy of Hanhart
The case is of stainless steel and measures 40 mm in diameter. The movement is the 7753. This is currently a pre-order item and is slated to ship in February of 2021. 

Here are the pertinents -


  • Automatic chronograph movement ETA7753
    (decorated movement with blue colored screws and Hanhart rotor)
  • Asymmetrical button arrangement
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 27 jewels
  • Power reserve of min. 42 hours


  • Small second
  • 30-minute counter
  • Bicompax Chronograph with central stop-second


  • Stainless steel, matt sandblasted
  • Diameter 40 mm, height 14,8 mm
  • Large crown and red button
  • Fluted rotating bezel, continuously rotatable, with red marking
  • Anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
  • Screwed-down sapphire glass case back
  • Engraving of the limitation number
  • Water resistant to 10 bar/10 ATM


  • Green, bicompax layout
  • Super-LumiNova® coated numerals and hands


  • Green canvas strap with Alcantara on the inside
  • Lug width 20 mm
  • Matt sandblasted pin-buckle

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