TNT – Hunter 1 Лимитированная серия военных часов с механизмом LACO 523.

Механизмы произведены в ноябре в Германии в Пфорцхайме в ноябре 1944 года.

Механизмы спасены от бомбежки Пфорцхайма в феврале 1945 года. 

Спустя 70 лет в 2014 году вернулись к жизни в проекте TNT - Hunter 1

 

Здесь Вы сможете найти спецификацию проекта TNT -H1-Militarywatch. Мы рады сообщить что производство скоро начнется. Часы будут произведены ориентировочно в июне 2014 года. 

Мы решили предложить фантастическую пре-ордер цену в сумме 699 евро (832 евро включая европейский VAT), так как мы верим, что наши прямые продажи позволят покупателям купить часы по выгодным ценам.

Мы начинаем производить для Вас настоящие очень лимитированные часы с 70 летним новым механизмом (никогда не использовался).

СТАТУС ПРОЕКТА :
ПРОЦЕСС ПРИЕМА ЗАКАЗОВ СТАРТОВАЛ

  • Доставка : 15 евро по Европейскому Союзу, 25 евро по миру.
  • Первый депозит составляет 350 евро без VAT или 416 евро включая VAT (для покупателей из Европейского Союза)
  • Окончательная оплата будет производится перед доставкой в июне 2014 года.
  • Цена дополнительно ремешка составляет 25 евро без VAT.

Here informations about the watch:

The watch

Inside this collectorwatch we will use the never used LACO movements made 1944, saved from complete destruction by bombs of Pforzheim in february 1945.

Because of the historical background of the mechanism ( Laco was supplier to the militarty ) we decided to realize military timepiece. We followed the design of the watches which were delivered to the military at that time. We asked collectors what design they prefer the final result we got is the TNT-H1 … H1 stays for Hunter1 and is also connected to the military background.  Finally we took the designs of the most famouse watches of the German, English, Russian and USA troops. The engravings on the backside are connected to the engravings of the original watches.

This kind of collectorwatches is without any market price. The movements are historically important, the production stopped long time ago. It is not possible to repeat this limited edition. 

The H1 ( Hunter 1 ) will be limited to only 199 pieces worldwide. We will give the choice of three different dial colors and watch types to suit everybody’s taste.

  • White for the german Navy / WWII
  • Black for the UK Airforce / WWII
  • Brown for the USA and Russian ground troop version / WWII
  • We offer a black and brown pilot strap as well as an black and brown leather nato strap ( you can choose the strap you want )

Technical details of the Watch

  • Case Material: Stainless steel 316L
  • Diameter : 39 mm without crown, height 11mm (to be confirmed after sample test)
  • Bottom : Stainless steel, screwed with engravings
  • Water resistance: 3 ATM
  • Movement: Hand-wound Valjoux 7734 chronograph, modified to include triple calendar and moon phase function
  • Decoration of the movement : Original
  • Functions: Hour, minute, sub second
  • Limitation: 199 pieces world wide
  • Dial : Black ( UK version ) – White ( German Version ) – Brown ( US and RU Version )
  • Hands : blue with luminova
  • Glass : plastic lense ( to be like the historical watches )
  • Strap / Size : Leather nato type strap (20mm). Leather pilotstrap. ( 1 strap is included in the price )
  • Warranty: 24 months
  • The box will be a big collectorbox in style of the bags and boxes at this time
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Technical details of the Movement
Laco 523 (Durowe 412) made in 1944
  • manual wind with sub second
  • H= 4.9mm
  • F= 0.5mm
  • T= 1.8mm
  • 10.5”’, Dm= 23.3mm, Do= 23.8mm
  • 16 jewels | f = 18000 A/h | power reserve 40h

THE UK AIRFORCE VERSION

THE RUSSIAN MILITARY VERSION

THE GERMAN NAVY VERSION

THE US GROUND VERSION

The story behind this watch

A incredible story about the find of historical important movements in a rubbish container…

I think all of us were travelling by car across the country using a highway, all of us stopped to eat.
Try to imagine you eat your meal and you  see in front of you a car and person who throws boxes into a rubbish container.
After some time the car leaves , you finish your food and you go to this container to throw your rubbish.
You open this container and you see boxes … strange OLD boxes … Some are branded with LACO some with hand signatures.
It is clear it has something to do with production. You open a box, because you are curious… I think old boxes are interesting, isn’t it???

After you open this boxes you see old mechanisms, brand new never used old watch-movements, watch parts, signatures and dates from End of 1944.

What would you do ? First to save these things, just to show it to a professional, to get some information about what you found.
THIS EXACTLY HAPPENED IN THE AREA AROUND PFORZHEIM ONE YEAR AGO!

PFORZHEIM in 1945…

The end of the war was tragic for Pforzheim

During World War II, Pforzheim was bombed a number of times. The largest raid, and one of the most devastating area bombardements of World War II, was carried out by the Royal Air Force (RAF) on the evening of 23 February 1945. About one quarter of the town’s population, over 17,000 people, were killed in the air raid, and about 83% of the town’s buildings were destroyed. The town was thought by the Allies to be producing precision instruments for use in the German war effort and to be a transport centre for the movement of German troops. ( source Wikipedia )

These movements had been produced not long before this bombing and they were saved in an old Villa.

One year ago this old villa was sold, the reconstruction company was responsible to empty it.
Some of the dials and parts were made for the 55mm B-Uhr ( the big pilot ), and it seems the employee were thinking the dials are radioactive.
Because of the they throwed the boxes in a public container. The receycling of radioactive rubbish is exremely expensive… But they were wrong.

WHAT A LUCK FOR US …
Producer was LACHER & Co and DUROWE, some parts were made for the military pilotwatch ( B-Uhr ) and was delivered to the DEUTSCHEN LUFTWAFFE.
These movements and parts are saved now and can be used for production of special watches. The parts for the B-Uhr are offered as a sparepart kids.
The plan is to make somethig interesting , a watch made in Pforzheim with a movement which is made in Pforzheim and saved before the terrible bombing.

The saved movements out of the rubbish container…