HP 1 (White Dial)


Based on the original watch that went up the Nanga Parbat in 1953. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We are currently working hard on the new series of movements, delivery will be March 2023.



Based on the original watch that went up the mountain in 1953, the HP1 is the first model since the reincarnation of H.P. Hercules. Below you can find out more about the details of this timepiece.


Old German Advertisement

Here you can see an old ad from Henzi & Pfaff advertising the watch that went up the mountain. If you look closely, you can see that the dial and hands are very strongly influenced by the original watch.  Numeral indexes on the 3 – 6 – 9 and 12 hours, bright white dial, “sword” hands for the hour and minutes and finally a long central second hand. The second hand is colored in a dark blood red color, memorating the people who didn’t return from the Nanga Parbat.

See history of Hercules ↗

The movement

The movement is specially made from scratch for this watch. The luxury aspect comes mainly from the micro-rotor mechanism. Normally, an automatic rotor is placed on top of a movement, while here, the rotor is placed between the bridges. The alpinism part comes from the height lines of the Nanga Parbat (like on an old map) engraved in the bridges, filled with BGW9 SuperLuminova. This lights up bright blue in the night, memorating the permafrost on the top of the mountain. 

Additional information


  • Design based on the original piece from 1953
  • BRW9 SuperLuminova
  • Snow white + Snow dial
  • Applied polished indexes


  • Calf leather suede in grey or cognac
  • Custom straps are available at no extra cost.
  • 316L stainless steel buckle
  • Quick-release push pins
  • Normal size 115 x 75 mm (standard)
  • Custom sizes are available.


  • Large luxury wooden box
  • With stainless steel hinges and closure system
  • The book: Nanga Parbat Pelgrimage, by Hermann Buhl


  • Unique Chronometer certificate with every single watch
  • Warranty certificate signed by Hercules director
  • 2 years of wordwide warranty
Strap Colour

Brown Suede Leather, Black Suede Leather, Custom Leather Strap

Technical details


DesignIn-house designed, unique movement for Hercules
WindingAutomatic micro-rotor
Size15.5’’’lignes - 34.4mm diameter
3.70mm thickness
Number of jewels33 Jewels
Frequency28’800 / hour
PrecisionRatings of -4 / +6 seconds per day
Power reserve70+ hours
Functions3 hands: Hour, Minute & Central second
EngravingMountain height lines, filled with BGW9 SuperLuminova
FinishingSunburst finishing (from the center of the movement)
CertificationOfficially Chronometer Certified, 100 % Swiss Made


Construction3 parts (bezel, middle case, caseback) all screwed 
Diameter40 mm
Thickness9.4 mm (including glass)
Lug to Lug46 mm
Material316L Stainless Steel 
FinishingAll polished finishing
Lug size (strap)20 mm
GlassSapphire glass with Anti Reflective (AR) coating on the inside
CasebackScrewed caseback with sapphire glass including AR coating
Water resistance100 M / 10 ATM water resistant
Crown316L steel with embossed crown logo 

taxes & shipping

Your watch will be shipped by DHL Express and is fully insured by us during shipment.

In the EU and Switzerland, the pricing is including local duties & VAT. Outside these regions you can buy excluding VAT from us, but you will have to pay local duties and VAT when your watch arrives. For any questions, please contact us.

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