Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2009-05-10

HANHART Primus Diver's Chronograph (Des montres de plongée directement issues de la Navy)

By TLex The new HANHART Pimus Diver, which has a water-resistance of just 10atm might be a 'diver' only in name, but there's an interesting story that goes with the new watch. Please see the press release below; a really great read folks and well worth the time!

18 ct. Pioneer Rose Gold Gold Black Yellow Ref. HPD09.0 5

By HANHART In the past, Hanhart supplied the Navy with chronographs and stopwatches. Today naval officers, leisure sailors and divers wear Hanhart wristwatches or use Hanhart stopwatches. Like Jörg Wünning from Lüneburg (Germany), who, in association with an Australian partner, has offered extraordinary journeys in a submersible since 1996 – including to the wreck of the Titanic, to the ocean floor at the geographic North Pole or to the underwater volcanoes in the Azores.

Stainless steel Steel Black Orange Ref. HPD09.26


The 39-year-old environmental scientist is the owner of a travel agency and arranges these exclusive trips for Deep Ocean Expeditions. The expeditions to depths of 6,000 metres are undertaken in MIR submersibles. These submersibles, which were built in Finland in 1987 and are owned by the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, carry navigational equipment including an echo sounder, ranging sonar and a compass.

Stainless steel Steel Black Yellow Ref. HPD09.25

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'A stopwatch also has a place here because U-boat captains used Hanhart timepieces in the past', declares Jörg Wünning. Worldwide, 49 of these exclusive diving missions have already taken place. Three underwater volcanoes in the Pacific and in the Atlantic were discovered in the process. Other diving missions participated in extensive oceanologic research as well as the recording of film material of the Titanic, the ocean-going giant which sank on 15 April 1912. The next “Operation Titanic” will set out in 2010.

A new group of adventurers will then embark on a descent by submersible to the world’s most famous historical wreck – precisely 368 sea miles east of Newfoundland and 12,460 feet beneath the surface of the ocean.


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