This is the story of a mechanism, but not just any; The first automatic chronograph movement. Released in 1969, it was largely developed by Hamilton. The caliber 11 has since inspired the design of many sports watches. To celebrate the 50º anniversary of this creation, the famous American watchmaker presents a dedicated model: the new Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50.
It is an incredible blow that we discovered here. Dynamic, atypical, this Chrono-Matic 50 He does not lack boldness or charisma! For the design, the brand was inspired by the Chrono-Matic E, a model from the early 70s, which is very popular among collectors today. This particularly creative era was marked by the birth of unique watch models that contain the revolutionary Caliber 11.
“Our great contribution to its development has given us a special place to manufacture watches capable of accurately highlighting this unique technology, which at that time was one of the most important watch innovations since the launch of the legendary Ventura in 1957.”
This new model with a strong character incorporates a 48 mm stainless steel case that offers an undeniable feeling of size and a solid presence on the wrist. It is accompanied by a black perforated bracelet with red inlays. Therefore, black and red, which can be found on the buttons (four in number), as well as on the dial. The latter, moreover, certainly does not lack attractions. Two white chronograph counters take their place at 3 and 9 o’clock, while a discrete date window is placed at 6 o’clock. The hour / minute hands are coated with SuperLuminova while the chronograph is lacquered in red. Color for different functions and a very proactive overall appearance.
Under the hood of this Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50, a beautiful evolution of the famous Caliber 11, that is, an H-31 automatic chronograph movement that offers a 60-hour power reserve. This model is water resistant to 100 m (10 ATM).
For those interested, keep in mind that this exclusive watch is available in a limited edition of 1,972 pieces.
Price: € 2 295