Hanowa has been pushing the rugged aesthetic since 1963, when it was founded in Bienne, Switzerland, by Hans Noll. In 1990, the brand made this look its signature style with the founding of Swiss Military Hanowa, with an emphasis on robust sports watches at accessible prices. Since then, the brand, which emanated from Hanowa, has combined Swiss-Made quality with sporty design. The addition of ‘Swiss Military’ highlights the values of the Swiss armed forces: robustness, endurance and high precision as, well as the ability to function in extreme conditions.
Today, Swiss Military Hanowa is well established, officially licensed by the Swiss Confederation, and has a great expertise in the field of sports, performance and lifestyle watches. High-quality materials as well as a stylish variety of colours and shapes make these Swiss Made timepieces uniquely special and ideally suited for individualistic, quality-conscious lifestyles.
Combining Swiss craftsmanship with sporty design, remarkable functions and military precision at a competitive cost/performance ratio has forged the brand’s identity and reputation.
All Swiss Military Hanowa watches are Swiss-Made. The Swiss cross in the logo bears witness to the high Swiss quality standards upheld by the brand. The timepieces are water-resistance from 5 ATM up to 20 ATM (marked on the back of the case) and made with stainless-steel cases, with the majority of models also equipped with sapphire crystal and luminous hands and indexes.
All movements are sourced from leading Swiss manufacturers, something that is vital to the brand ethos. Every watch component is meticulously inspected by specialists prior to assembly and specific electronic equipment is used to detect the slightest defect. Quality control procedures are in place of every stage of the production and assembling process, ensuring the integrity of all materials used.
Ensuring that every watch that comes out of the production performs optimally, Swiss Military Hanowa subjects each and every watch and movement to rigorous testing methods.