Hanhart Bronze 417 Chronograph According to Wei Koh

The Hanhart 417 Flieger Chronograph famously worn by Steve McQueen is one of the most iconic pilots chronograph in history. We are proud to re-issue this faithful homage rendered in quick-patinating bronze CuSn8, inspired by the vintage brass watches as their chrome coating wore away. We’ve decided to pair the watch with our favorite British heritage waxed cotton motorcycle jacket, a black Belstaff Trialmaster because we feel from a quality and style perspective it is unparalleled. Note that it has brass hardware all around including the buckles at the belt…

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Our Commitment to Value: The Hanhart 417 & Belstaff Trialmaster USD 2,300 Bundle

I wanted to take a moment to discuss a topic that is very important to us at Revolution and The Rake. And that topic is value. We recognize that at this moment this is one of the most relevant and important topics. Because while we still want to offer you the type of limited edition watches and curated garments that make you dream, we also want to ensure that these objects represent the very best value propositions, meaning that they should significantly over deliver in terms of quality, performance and…

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Introducing the Hanhart x The Rake & Revolution Limited Edition Bronze 417 Chronograph

“Dude, I want Steve McQueen’s other watch!” was my exclamation upon meeting Hanhart’s co- managing director Felix Wallner at the 2017 Basel Fair. He immediately chuckled in amusement and replied, “Wei, everybody wants Steve McQueen’s watch. We have hundreds of requests each month to recreate the 417 Flieger Chronograph.” OK, just in case you’re not sure what exact timepiece Wallner and I were losing our collective minds about, let me clarify. Steve McQueen is correctly identified with two other watches, in particular, the iconic TAG Heuer Monaco 1133 B, which…

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McQueen’s Hanhart 417 ES at the 1964 ISDT

Ok, so now we know that, more than the watches that are attributed to McQueen on screen, he actually owned several watches that were his personal pieces, and he wore these regularly. These included his Submariners (he was photographed wearing references 5512 and 5513 ), a Cartier Tank, a LeCoultre Memovox and — the subject of this article — a Hanhart 417 ES. How McQueen came to own his watch is something of a mystery. Though what is clear is that he had exemplary taste in everything, including motorcycles, Bud Ekins- tuned…

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Steve McQueen: The Watches

“Often described as the Olympics of endurance motorcycle racing, the ISDT was first established in Carlisle, England and invited five-man teams from countries around the world to a showdown in off-road motorcycle skills. It is well-known that McQueen was at this time one of the United States’ most skilled motorcyclists. Clearly before the era of massive insurance waivers, McQueen even performed the majority of his bike stunts in 1963’s The Great Escape himself. However, the famous jump over the wire fence was made by his stuntman and ISDT teammate, Bud…

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Thomas Crown’s Affair with Style and Timepieces

There’s a reason many of the smartest names in men’s elegance regard The Thomas Crown Affair, the 1968 film starring Steve McQueen, as one of the most influential moments in men’s style. To this day, the film remains one of the most empowering intersections between masculinity and sartorial expression ever captured by the camera’s lens. Created during an era when American cinema was focused on gritty social realism, it was perhaps understandable for reviewers to dismiss a movie like The Thomas Crown Affair — replete with Faye Dunaway’s 31 costume…

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Introducing the MB&F X L’Epée X Massena LAB T-Rex Bronze

First, a bit about William Massena. William is a long-time industry veteran who is first and foremost a watch collector. And while his last held corporate title was as the Chief Operating Officer of Antiquorum in Geneva, he was also a retailer in the USA, with stores in Miami and New York City. Today he continues to be a part of the watch collecting community, offering his services as a consultant and under his Massena LAB venture. Massena LAB, which has produced some notable limited editions with Habring2, starting with…

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The Omega Speedmaster Alinghi. Yes, This Means One More Speedmaster

The uninitiated often ask me: just how many Omega Speedmasters do you have, and how to you even tell them apart? To which my answer is, “Not nearly as many as I’d like to have,” and “To me each one of them is unique and different.” The first thing is that I collect Speedmasters across all time periods. So, while I love the vintage watches, I also equally adore the timepieces that are of more recent days. My journey started innocuously enough because I like the color blue and was…

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