With the Pioneer Silva, Hanhart has revived a model from the company’s archives led by the historic Kal 36/39. Silva is the Latin name for the wood and refers to the brand’s Black Forest homeland.
While the original watch was a gold watch with a salmon dial and blue hands (below), the new one is presented in a stainless steel case with a black or white dial.
However, the layout and impression reflect the neat and refined appearance of the piece on display at the German brand’s museum in the small Black Forest town of Gütenbach. Bold Arabic numerals and dotted hour markers alternate and are complemented by classic baton hands. In contrast to the first Silva, the second hand is placed in the middle.
At the heart of the Pioneer Silva is the tried and trusted Sellita SW200 movement, capable of a 38-hour power reserve. This self-winding movement is equipped with a black and personalized rotor and can be admired through the display case back.
The Pioneer Silva is worn on a black calfskin strap or Milanaise stainless steel strap and retails for approximately $970 USD when converted to USD.