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By TLex I think I'm having deja vu! I first posted the HANHART Primus Diver (here) in 2009. HANHART have since added a DLC finished model to their collection of stainless steel and 18 ct. rose gold, otherwise the Primus Diver remains unchanged. Apart from the lovely lume job, each diver features a smart red anodized aluminum Chrono pusher. I should add that the Primus Diver is diver only in name; its 44mm case is only rated to 100 meters.

From HANHART In the past, Hanhart supplied the Navy with chronographs, including the single-button "Calibre 40", and stopwatches. Today naval officers, leisure sailors and divers wear wristwatches or use stopwatches from Hanhart both on and under the water. The striking fluted bezel with inlaid red marking of the Primus Diver is reminiscent of the design of the watch manufacturer's legendary chronographs and is realized as a concave, unidirectional rotating bezel featuring a scale for calculating the dive time. It can be adjusted to an anticlockwise direction and has a detent set in steps of a minute.

MOVEMENT HAN38 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7750 calibre; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 25 jewels; black PVD-coated rotor with a skeletonized, incised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours

FUNCTIONS Small seconds at 9 o'clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock, date display at 6 o'clock

CASE Stainless steel / ADLC coated stainless steel / 18 ct. rose gold; anodized aluminum red button; fluted, concave, unidirectional rotating bezel with inlaid red marking; convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass case back; screw-in crown; flexible lugs (angle of 45°-50°); diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistance to 10 atm/100 m

DIAL Black; with Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous Arabic numerals, index marks, hands and yellow auxiliary dials for small seconds and 30-minute counter

STRAP Vulcanized rubber with molded Hanhart logo, non-allergenic; folding clasp with inlaid red marking (anodized aluminum) made from black Stainless steel/ ADLC-coated stainless steel