WatchProSite' 20th Anniversary watch: Hentschel H1 Chronometer for WatchProSite!

Sep 10, 2021,18:17 PM
 



Hi my friends,

We are delighted to announce that we managed to make a watch on order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our beloved site in collaboration with Hentschel, the HENTSCHEL H1 CHRONOMETER Limited and Exclusive Edition for WatchProSite  (20 pieces). Here enclosed some photos of the prototype which has been made and here after the main characteristics :

-         Case and dial :

o    Steel case 5 ATM water resistant diam 39,5 mm, 8 mm high. 

o    Special marking on the case back for the 20th Anniversary of WPS with a « 1 of 20 » mention (no individual numbering for avoiding arguments and disputes)

o    White laquered dial with enamel rendering

o    Deep blue writings (for the signature, numerals, minute track, small second sub counter…) except 12 in red, which also has a deep hue.

o    Blued steel leaf hands

o    Domed, double anti reflective coated sapphire crystal. The high-grade sapphire crystal is shock-proof and scratch resistant

              

  -         Movement :

o    Manually wound certified chronometer, tested for 1,000 hours and adjusted to six positions – based on the strict test criteria of the Deutsche Seewarte von 1877 (German Naval Institute). It is not " COSCED ". The tolerance is -4 / +6 seconds per day. If the watch runs over this tolearance, Hentschel corrects this, free of charge

o    New in house HUW 1130 Premium manufactory movement with côtes de Genève and screwed-on golden chatons, swan neck regulator

o    Power reserve approx. 37 hours

 

-      Strap: In order to avoid any kind of issue with some borders or some countries, it had been decided that the watch will be available with two straps, at your choice: A light tan calf, or a navy blue one.

-         Price and payment terms :

o    This Limited and Exclusive Edition for WPS is proposed at the special price of 5 800 € ( VAT NOT INCLUDED) to the WPS members, insurance & shipping fees coming on top depending on destination.

o    The watches will be shipped directly by Hentschel ; VAT / import taxes & duties will be collected by FedEx or DHL on top of the above mentioned price (obviously will vary depending on country of destination)

o    30% deposit will have to be wired by each directly to Hentschel at the time of confirmation ; the balance 70% with insurance & shipping fees will have to be paid in full prior to shipping

o    In case of more reservations than available pieces, the watches will be officially reserved only when the 30% deposit will be received by Hentschel on their bank account

o    Estimated delivery time : end of 2021

To be totally transparent, the first 20 to speak will be the first 20 to be served. You just have to answer that you are in, here, or / and to pm Mike H or myself. 


Best,

Mike H / Amanico





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he he…you’re always in the list

 
 By: mahesh : September 13th, 2021-20:22
You have to tell only if you wanna get off 😜

LOLOL!

 
 By: amanico : September 13th, 2021-21:03

PM sent, thanks!

 
 By: stephen0611 : September 8th, 2021-13:51

Noted and answered.

 
 By: amanico : September 8th, 2021-15:37

Many thanks Nico for the public annoucement of this great project we are working on since quite a while

 
 By: Mike H : September 5th, 2021-10:36
Looking forward to your feedbacks. Beware of the limited quantity available, 10 out of the 20 are already pre reserved so actually only 10 are available now. Do not hesitate if you have questions here or by pm to Nico or myself Cheers, Mike

Great!

 
 By: amanico : September 5th, 2021-10:57

brilliant Mike !

 
 By: mahesh : September 10th, 2021-18:59
well it is a timepiece that one hard no reason to say no to ;-)

Beautiful watch Gentleman, congrats on bringing to life a great project.

 
 By: Jay (Eire) : September 5th, 2021-10:42
A little too “traditional” in styling for me, but I am certain there will be many for whom this is a perfect fit.

Huge Congrats with this amazing and beautiful watch .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : September 5th, 2021-10:47
I have a bit to many watches on order right now to justify a purchase like this at the moment 🤦🏻‍♂️ will definitely be a big seller and i hope to see one in person when possible

You sure will see few 😅

 
 By: mahesh : September 13th, 2021-20:24

Wow.

 
 By: Lankysudanese : September 5th, 2021-10:57
That’s impressive. Particularly the chronometry. I was just talking to another prominent member about getting into hentschel, when the timing is right. Unfortunately, the timing is not right, for me 😟 Gonna just settle for drooling over these watches once... 

Congrats to all who have worked on this project.

 
 By: Lankysudanese : September 5th, 2021-11:18
It’s no small feat, and the final product looks amazing 💪🏿

Grazie, Fab.

 
 By: amanico : September 5th, 2021-11:22

Are you in?

 
 By: amanico : September 5th, 2021-12:09

Noted, my friend. Thank you.

 
 By: amanico : September 5th, 2021-13:55

YES of course am in my friend! 😉

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 5th, 2021-12:45

🙏🙏🙏

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 5th, 2021-14:15

Pleasure, my friend.

 
 By: amanico : September 5th, 2021-15:34

And 12, now.

 
 By: amanico : September 5th, 2021-16:17

Im in hopefully....

 
 By: nacelle : September 5th, 2021-16:59

13, now. Thanks, Nacelle.

 
 By: amanico : September 5th, 2021-17:04

Lucky 13… 👍

 
 By: nacelle : September 5th, 2021-17:09

And 14, now.

 
 By: amanico : September 5th, 2021-17:56

A suitable watch for a PuristS anniversary...

 
 By: Ronald Held : September 5th, 2021-19:37
Or anytime. Awaiting more details....

Good to have it confirmed! (nt)

 
 By: Ronald Held : September 6th, 2021-16:19
NT

A very nice watch and a great way to celebrate!

 
 By: eklektik : September 5th, 2021-22:38
Sadly, wrong timing for me... A pity as I really like the production of this rather small company from Hamburg. Another time definitely! Great initiative, congratulations for that! Best, E.

Very nice and fitting.

 
 By: mkvc : September 6th, 2021-02:29
I only wear automatic watches, so I won't participate, but that watch looks so nice, and so horologically meritorious, that it almost made me change my practice!

And now, we are 15.

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2021-06:04

Interested

 
 By: Garrettghu : September 6th, 2021-07:45
Please put me down for one.

You have PM.

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2021-10:52

Nice offer, Nico

 
 By: penfriend : September 6th, 2021-18:15
one question: what exactly does enamel rendering regarding the dial mean?

do you know whether there is a real example to look at?

 
 By: penfriend : September 6th, 2021-18:26
Hentschel is 10 minutes away from me...

Yes, please let me know.

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2021-21:12

I will take one as well!

 
 By: penfriend : September 8th, 2021-17:00

Thxs!! :-)

 
 By: penfriend : September 8th, 2021-17:15

New to WPS - Intro.

 
 By: Garrettghu : September 6th, 2021-20:45
A member from a small group of collectors in the San Francisco Bay Area shared a link to this beautiful and stunning watch and although I have heard of WPS before this was the first time I signed up. I must admit I was bitten by the FOMO bug and I wanted ... 

Many thanks Garrett for this detailed introduction

 
 By: Mike H : September 6th, 2021-22:08
What an horological journey! Very glad to welcome you here. I am sure you will enjoy a lot being part of the WPS family. As Nicolas just mentioned we are glad to allocate one Anniversary watch to you Looking forward to reading you here on our different fo... 

Welcome Garrett!

 
 By: patrick_y : September 10th, 2021-20:48
Nice to know you're in the SF Bay Area (as am I). Thank you for the lovely introduction!

Welcome Garrett!🤜🤛

 
 By: Brandon Skinner : September 11th, 2021-14:17

Welcome on board Garrett !

 
 By: mahesh : September 13th, 2021-20:29
You’re in the right place…thanks for sharing

Thanks, Fx.

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2021-21:29

Very classy.

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 7th, 2021-01:10
Reminds me of the Langematic Anniversary!

Let me join the lucky 20…

 
 By: shortys home : September 7th, 2021-09:15
… sometimes living in the North of Germany has its positive sides, despite all the rain and rather cold weather. I jumped on the opportunity of being very close to pay a quick visit to Hentschel and see a prototype of this Anniversary watch. It’s absolute... 

Well done Henrik! So glad of your decision

 
 By: Mike H : September 7th, 2021-09:38
I am even more happy because you took your decision after seeing the prototype; it confirms that the mix of elements with this special dial works well

Thanks, H.

 
 By: amanico : September 7th, 2021-10:04

Would love to join if there is still one available?

 
 By: Jp75 : September 7th, 2021-09:38
Would love to join if one watch is still available - please advise! Thanks and br Jérôme

Great!!!

 
 By: Jp75 : September 7th, 2021-10:39
Great to hear - super excited to join you all on this “journey” 😃 Today being my birthday, receiving that news [that one watch was still available] is just superbe. Really love the design, the maritime chrono aspect thereof (plus the inspiration that link... 

Is it still available?

 
 By: HKDaytona : September 7th, 2021-14:30

Well done, nice job.

 
 By: NautNut : September 7th, 2021-14:41
I would be interested but unfortunately the timing is not good

PM sent

 
 By: nacelle : September 8th, 2021-13:03

Very excited about receiving this beautiful watch....

 
 By: nacelle : September 8th, 2021-22:32
Thanks to all the powers that be, at WatchProsite!

Indeed!

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 10th, 2021-14:26

Beautiful project

 
 By: A-Web : September 9th, 2021-17:13
Great work on putting together a stunning classy piece from a top quality watchmaker. Was out the last couple of days. oh well I see I missed out on this piece but would love to get on the waiting list in case someone drops out. Thanks

Thanks!

 
 By: A-Web : September 9th, 2021-17:26
Never give up hope

You have a PM.

 
 By: amanico : September 10th, 2021-03:25

A little late to respond early? I only...

 
 By: Ronald Held : September 9th, 2021-21:50
Get Here once a day.

Not a bad average. ;)

 
 By: amanico : September 9th, 2021-21:54

Missing a day leaves too...

 
 By: Ronald Held : September 10th, 2021-16:27
Many interesting posts to read.

;)

 
 By: amanico : September 10th, 2021-16:32

I visited the workshop today and saw the prototype

 
 By: penfriend : September 8th, 2021-17:10
Amanico and Mike H did a fantastic job with this choice. Although having met Mr. Hentschel before I never purchased a watch from him. Everything impressed me in terms of quality but I never got warm with one of their dials with respect to my personal tast...  

Oooh la la!

 
 By: patrick_y : September 10th, 2021-20:50
Looks very nice! As does your Montblanc Villeret!

+++1

 
 By: amanico : September 11th, 2021-06:22

Can't wait to pick it up :-)

 
 By: penfriend : September 11th, 2021-08:25

I thought that Nico would comment on the Villeret - but here you go, thxs ;-)

 
 By: penfriend : September 11th, 2021-08:24
I took it for comparison reasons regarding the dial. And as I said, it is indeed very nicely done. Looking very much forward to my piece

Masterpiece in its individual way

 
 By: penfriend : September 13th, 2021-10:43
This one is a masterpiece as well in terms of color scheme, strap and overall offering. Thanks to your poisoning I have chosen one and since yesterday its back on my wrist (one of the pieces I keep permanently on the canarian island). Actually I plan to t...  

Virtually nothing is better than the Villeret...

 
 By: patrick_y : September 11th, 2021-18:32
A true and honest watch for a Purist type collector!

wawa

 
 By: Mikesr  : September 8th, 2021-22:33
IF YOU SNOOZE YOU LOSE. IN MY CASE IF I WORK I LOSE. LOL CAN I BE PUT ON WAIT LIST PLEASE? JUST GOT DONE WORK, AND SAW THIS THREAD. THANKS NICO. MIKE R.

✅✅

 
 By: Mikesr  : September 9th, 2021-23:03
Nico, when and how do we make down payment on the new WPS watch ? Will someone notify us ? Thanks

Please check your mail box

 
 By: Mike H : September 10th, 2021-06:35
Mail sent to you last night. In case you didn’t receive it please send me a pm here. Thanks

Lovely watch and project!

 
 By: darmatgre-1 : September 9th, 2021-15:35
Really well done all around, and quite a lot being offered for the price. Excellent work by all parties involved. Darren

 
 By: Mikesr  : September 10th, 2021-16:15
Got it. Thanks Nico

Great!

 
 By: amanico : September 10th, 2021-16:32

a stunner

 
 By: mahesh : September 10th, 2021-18:58
what a damn gorgeous way to celebrate it....the timepiece looks stunning. well it goes without saying...what my choice is. Best, mahesh.,

Thanks, mon ami Fastwong.

 
 By: amanico : September 10th, 2021-21:32

What we thought, too.

 
 By: amanico : September 10th, 2021-21:32

Congratulations!!!

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : September 10th, 2021-20:40
On a light side....Seriously?!?! You are also doing limited editions and waiting list and application piece... lol

I see the irony!

 
 By: patrick_y : September 10th, 2021-20:55
Although honestly, there is no profit motivation here, just making sure we sell out. HOWEVER! If there was some profit generated by this website, I would petition that moderators should all get complimentary fruit baskets every year! And I'll take my gift... 

Bravo! :))))

 
 By: amanico : September 10th, 2021-21:34

French chocolates! And French wine!

 
 By: patrick_y : September 11th, 2021-00:53
I do like the "La Bernachon" chocolate from Marseille. Unfortunately, during my most recent visit to Paris, the "Denise Acabo Chocolatier" boutique wasn't open. I shall have to return to Paris! And the "La Maison Du Chocolat" store was sold out of the "as... 

LoL if I am a moderator I ll take it in form of gelato pint bouquet

 
 By: Gelato Monster : September 11th, 2021-01:48
Pint Size (no scoop) please ...  

I like this idea. But with all the FedEx delays in USA, my ice cream will probably come melted!

 
 By: patrick_y : September 11th, 2021-02:16
Plus, FedEx lost my package for 6 weeks and it had two watches in it!

Yes. And FedEx just DID NOT CARE.

 
 By: patrick_y : September 11th, 2021-18:29
Keep in mind, they're a monopoly/duopoloy, you have few alternatives; thus, FedEx doesn't need to be better. I blame the sender (a big jewelry store on Bond Street, even the best and biggest stores make small mistakes now and then) for using FedEx when th... 

🤣🤣🤣

 
 By: Gelato Monster : September 11th, 2021-18:16

yes I loveee cookie but

 
 By: Gelato Monster : September 13th, 2021-10:13
Gelato is my soul

BIG + 1 😜🔥

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 13th, 2021-12:35

Obsessed with gelato!

 
 By: patrick_y : September 13th, 2021-19:42
Notice, Cookie Monster is the CEO, or the Cookie Eating Officer! The character is somehow inspired by Englishman Alistair Cooke (I don't see the parallels). While Cookie Monster absolutely enjoys devouring cookies, in recent years, with childhood obesity ...  

🤣🤣

 
 By: Gelato Monster : September 14th, 2021-23:08

You know I'm just teasing you :)

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : September 10th, 2021-21:53
Nice work....slightly reminds me of the Langematik Anniversary...wink.

Yup! You got it!

 
 By: patrick_y : September 11th, 2021-00:54
I'm sure that was a part of the idea!

Merci, Alberti.

 
 By: amanico : September 10th, 2021-21:34

Congrats!

 
 By: Watchmatician : September 10th, 2021-23:55
A beautiful edition to celebrate another milestone!

Merci!

 
 By: amanico : September 11th, 2021-06:18

I’m in

 
 By: aperna : September 11th, 2021-01:21

Big respect and congratulations to the designer and the Purist Owners

 
 By: Gelato Monster : September 11th, 2021-01:51
the name and sublime stunningness reminds me of her ...  

Dear Nicholas and Mike, you have really represented

 
 By: timerider : September 11th, 2021-03:58
the Special WatchProSite character with this project and I will be very proud to wear this amazing watch when it appears in the metal. Thanks and this thread is one of the most enthusiastic collector’s thread I have ever enjoyed. Thanks to the whole commu... 

Many thanks for your kind words 🙏

 
 By: Mike H : September 11th, 2021-06:05
It is indeed a very enthusiastic project, the prototype looks stunning, I believe the lucky 20 will be very proud and happy

I am sure of that.

 
 By: amanico : September 11th, 2021-06:24

BIG + 1 Mike 😜🔥

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 13th, 2021-12:36

Congratulations

 
 By: neville : September 11th, 2021-10:02
to the very fortunate 20 on the list and those on the waiting list. It is beautiful!

Thanks, Neville.

 
 By: amanico : September 11th, 2021-12:43

Merci, my dear Kent.

 
 By: amanico : September 11th, 2021-17:51

What a beautiful design!

 
 By: BMR : September 11th, 2021-15:25
Well done by everyone involved, and a huge congratulations to the new owners!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Merci, BMR.

 
 By: amanico : September 11th, 2021-17:52

I wonder, who will be...

 
 By: Ronald Held : September 11th, 2021-19:20
The first to get it, and unbox it here?

THAT is the big question!

 
 By: amanico : September 11th, 2021-20:36

+1! (nt)

 
 By: Ronald Held : September 13th, 2021-16:27
NT

I doubt it will be me. (nt)

 
 By: Ronald Held : September 15th, 2021-19:37
NT

Why not?

 
 By: amanico : September 15th, 2021-21:31

I believe at least..

 
 By: Ronald Held : September 16th, 2021-19:58
One other person got their reservation in before I did. If the first set of watches are sent out at the same time, then maybe.

I am certain that..

 
 By: Ronald Held : September 17th, 2021-16:36
You will make the right choice. Should mine appear early, of course I would give my initial impressions.

Fairer seems more logical to me 😜

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 18th, 2021-16:07

For sure!

 
 By: amanico : September 18th, 2021-17:39

Nico, when will those ‘on the list’…

 
 By: pplater : September 13th, 2021-07:41
…receive details for payment etc? Cheers, pplater.

Oeps probably to late (was a few days off line), but would love to add this to my collection as well

 
 By: ambel : September 13th, 2021-14:50
So if still available, do not hesitate to contact me

Got you by a few minutes 😉😁👍. Doesn't matter in any case as we all we receive it most likely around the same time...

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 19th, 2021-15:40
Actually, you will most likely receive your 1st since you can simply drive there to pick it up 🤣🤣

I am not eager on that at all (and was anyway one of the last to order)

 
 By: penfriend : September 19th, 2021-16:34
and as I am pretty often in my house on the canary islands i might well be the last to get it ;-)

You are so right. Who cares.

 
 By: amanico : September 19th, 2021-17:07

Agreed 😉 👍. That would be fun 😁

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 19th, 2021-18:19

I'm in 🤣😜

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 19th, 2021-20:12

Noted.

 
 By: amanico : September 19th, 2021-20:40

Me too

 
 By: penfriend : September 19th, 2021-22:14
We could do a joint pick-up at the Hentschel Workshop and I will organize a factory tour at Montblanc HQ for fountain pens and watches. But Paris is also very attractive ;-)

Hamburg would be perfect…

 
 By: shortys home : September 20th, 2021-11:19
… nothing better than having the GTG at the Hentschel workshop to celebrate this beautiful watch.

In for this if it happens as well 😜

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 21st, 2021-12:12

Very fair 👏

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 21st, 2021-12:05

😜😉👍

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 21st, 2021-12:06

Thanks for the update. It will take...

 
 By: Ronald Held : September 19th, 2021-19:58
Longer to wire the funds due to the VAT.