HAMILTON JAZZMASTER VIEWMATIC SKELETON
The new H-20-S movement plays horological hide and seek
Hamilton has never made a secret of its ability to know what men and women want – in Hollywood plots and in everyday life. Its exclusive new H-20-S skeleton movement is both the beating heart and exposed soul of the Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton, Gents and Lady. In two contrasting designs, the same movement bears almost all, continually reminding the wearer to look for beauty inside and out. Playing horological hide and seek behind skeletonized dials, these watches review the topic of gender equality from opposed angles, harmoniously agreeing to differ. And building on the idea that opposites attract, the traditional watchmaking technique of skeletonizing meets its match with high-tech laser-engraving contributing to decoration that would be at home on coveted works of contemporary art.
The H-20-S Hamilton automatic movement echoes the skeletonization theme, uniting proven craftsmanship with relentless accuracy. Contemporary decoration, ranging from brushed, skeletonized rotors to an intricate ‘H’-pattern on individual elements, add a sense of theater to traditional precision timekeeping. The wearer “audience” participates in this show directly thanks to generously dimensioned openings displaying components such as the escapement, hairspring and barrel zealously at work.
Feminine intuition exposed
Proudly wearing its heart on its sleeve, the Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton Lady combines romantic appeal with meticulous detail. An unmistakably modern filigree effect creates numerous windows in a variety of shapes across the round, iridescent white dial. The overall effect has a floral-inspired character, with elegantly elongated indices posing as permanent dewdrops. Design detail invites the eye to peek through the openings to see the exclusive, decorated automatic H-20-S movement, scattered with petal-like ruby-red detail, at work behind the scenes. A personal ‘backstage’ tour continues on the case-back, which is open. Satisfying the wishes and needs of today’s multi-tasking women is a unique new attachment concept comprising an easy click strap. This enables the wearer to exchange a five-row stainless steel bracelet for a white leather strap, edged and lined with sumptuous ruby red, to accommodate a change in outfit, occasion or outlook.
Playing a strong lead male role
Containing exactly the same exclusive movement as its feminine soul mate watch, the Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton Gents incorporates a fascinating session of “show and tell”. On show on both sides of the timepiece are the ultra-modern watchmaking techniques employed to create the H-20-S “engine” of the watch, telling the story of aesthetic mechanics meeting bold masculinity. Angles and curves join forces to make the dramatic, anthracite-colored cut-outs occupying the majority of the dial and even offering stolen glimpses of the wrist below. Framing this are cleverly constructed, multi-level rings displaying detailed markings from 0 to 60 and the branding. Contrasting with the artistic statements of the skeletonizing are applied Super-LumiNova® indices for further technical punctuation. The last word comes from the choice of a five-row stainless steel bracelet or a black leather strap. Suddenly the concept of wearing your heart on your sleeve looks like having distinctly masculine appeal.
HAMILTON JAZZMASTER REGULATOR
Asymmetric design brings a new dimension to time
The Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator teasingly liberates the minutes from the hours in a stunning, asymmetric design. These timepieces showcase the brand’s proven expertise at turning a piece of watchmaking tradition into a contemporary talking piece. In this case, the regulator movement acts as an expert enabler for the external appearance. The result is a statement of accuracy and elegance, for wearers who appreciate original horological architecture with an eye-catching twist.
Rooted in reliability
The regulator complication first appeared in the late seventeenth century and was used by watchmakers for verifying the rates of their creations. Close to the heart of the brand celebrated as the “Watch of Railroad Accuracy” in the 1890s, the regulator was also relied on by railroad staff and made a huge contribution to safety. The exclusive H-12 movement in today’s Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator gives the face of the watch a unique appearance, presenting an original means of displaying the passage of minutes with a refreshing air of independence. The separation of the minute and hour hands on to different axials and sub-dials has the added advantage of facilitating minute reading at a glance. Inside this contemporary design object, accuracy lives on, perfectly equipped to keep track of wearer lifestyles where every second counts.
The beauty of asymmetry
A trio of timepieces makes up the Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator family, each one presenting a distinctive interpretation of the fascinating meeting of tradition and modernity. Applied numbers stand out against silver-colored or blue dials. Contrast is a key theme, exemplified by the dual layering of the face, where the counters have a sun brushed finish and the surface framing them an opaline one. The asymmetric appeal is underlined by the offsetting of the hour counter that confidently occupies the space usually taken by the numbers counting down the final 15 minutes of each hour. A choice of leather or stainless steel attachment represents the style signatures of these timeless timepieces dedicated to aesthetically rewarding accuracy.
HAMILTON KHAKI PILOT PIONEER AUTO CHRONO
Hamilton has been fuelling its expertise in creating aviators’ timepieces since 1919. This mix of a pioneering heritage and technological innovation is again prominent on the brand’s radar screen in 2013, in the form of the Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Auto Chrono. Rugged meets glamorous in this Swiss made automatic chronograph that accurately reflects the values of freedom, discovery and adventure. Runways of both types confirm that aviation watches count as treasured equipment and the Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Auto Chrono is set to skillfully copilot men of style and action.
Timekeeper of dreams
The true appeal of a pilots’ watch gravitates towards its capacity to fulfill the purpose of a vehicle of dreams. In both design and functionality, the Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Chrono dedicates all of its power to uniting the aspirational quality associated with flight, man’s oldest dream, with down-to-earth reliability, robustness and wearability. Inspired by Hamilton timepieces created in the 1970s for the British Royal Air Force, the design team chose clean styling to showcase the new watch’s appealing materials and easy-to-use timekeeping competence. The numbers on the dial are bold to facilitate fast easy reading, and Super-LumiNova® hour indices help in the dark. They are white on the rugged black dial and black against the alternative ivory-colored background. Sandblasted elements on the case remain true to the pioneering aviation roots of the design, protecting the wearer against distracting reflected sunlight, inside and outside the cockpit environment. A variety of style statements for today’s action lovers get clearance for take-off from a wide choice of attachments, embracing stainless steel, black leather and a selection of textile straps, including a very appropriate military khaki option.
New heights in technology and styling
Hamilton is a proven preferred supplier to aviation heroes, with its wearer list spanning from Admiral Byrd, who flew over both Poles in the 1920s with a Hamilton 992 keeping him on track, to aerobatic champion and Hamilton ambassador, Nicolas Ivanoff. Today’s passionate pilots and aviation aficionados have equally high performance expectations of their timepieces – and even higher ones on the aesthetics front. The Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Auto Chrono is powered by the newly developed, propriety H-31 movement. Stemming from the Valjoux 7753, this offers optimal accuracy, stability and power reserve, and can be seen in its full beauty through the open case-back. An elegant asymmetrical case integrates a protected crown and pushers. And just like the glass of its highly respected 1970s ancestors, the sapphire crystal is strongly domed. This aviation timepiece is ready for take-off from both types of runway, whether its owner requires reliable timekeeping in the sky, or a complement to trendy bomber jackets, pilots’ eyewear and military details. The sky is the limit on both counts.
HAMILTON KHAKI NAVY SUB AUTO CHRONO
Riding the tide of time
Fathoming the depth of the inspiration behind the ultra-modern Hamilton Khaki Navy Sub Auto Chrono means turning back the pages of the brand’s rich history to the year 1928. The ultra-modern maritime masterpiece takes its shape from the iconic Hamilton Piping Rock piece from that year, even chosen by the New York Yankees baseball team as their official timekeeper. It visibly rides the tide of time using today’s technology and materials to pay tribute to a watch that has fascinated wearers in evolving executions for over six decades and is still a collectors’ favorite. With its round dial held in place by a tonneau case, comprising intriguing open corners to show tiny glimpses of the wrist, this eye-catching watch knows exactly how to maintain its established talking point status.
Action above and below sea level
Hamilton has a proven affinity to water, perfectly reflected by its long list of appearances in movies with aquatic themes. The Hamilton Khaki Sub Auto Chrono is a true celebration of this proven capacity for products that make waves, which has ranged from acting as vital equipment for heroic military divers in The Frogmen (1951), to a lesson in shark-avoidance in the underwater action film, Into the Blue (2005). The spirit of the sea penetrates all aspects of the watch’s design. Complementing water resistance to 30 bar (300m) are features ranging from the embossed illustration of a manta ray on the case back, to a super-sporty bezel. The latter offers excellent grip and presents rubber emerging from the stainless steel to create an intriguing 3D effect. The dynamic chronograph’s easy-to-grip, screw-down crown and pushers are reminiscent of diving bottle valves, reinforcing the statement of reliability and robustness. A combination of polished and sandblasted surfaces introduces currents of sophistication, confirming the timepiece’s uniquely amphibious appeal, taking on board upstream and downtown styling preferences.
Hamilton displays its dedication to performance, even at life’s deep-end, through uncompromising attention to detail facilitated by the most modern materials and watchmaking techniques. Rooted in a heritage of supplying timepieces to some of the world’s most prestigious navies, this expertise finds expression inside and outside the watch. Its automatic movement is the propriety H-31, offering excellent accuracy and stability, as well as a 60-hour power reserve. An eye for detail is in the piece’s DNA, exemplified by a distinctive H-pattern on the dial, a large zero in anticipation of serious underwater activity and a sporty pin buckle also shaped like an ‘H’. Crowning the declaration of innovation are styling choices embracing black and gunmetal gray dial color options and a black or orange rubber strap.
HAMILTON JAZZMASTER LADY AUTO
Multitasking in style
Hamilton has a long and eventful history of understanding how women tick. Already at the beginning of the twentieth century, the American brand proved itself to be enviably in touch with its feminine side, introducing then revolutionary wristwatches to accommodate the lack of waistcoats with pockets in ladies’ wardrobes. Over 100 years later, in 2013, the Hamilton Jazzmaster Lady Auto is all set to be the automatic choice for the modern woman looking for a stylish, high-precision timekeeper for her multitasking lifestyle.
Feminine charm with substance
The Swiss made Hamilton Jazzmaster Lady Auto is highly sophisticated inside and out, equipping the wearer to juggle her time efficiently and elegantly. Its heart and soul, a finely crafted automatic movement, is visible through the case back, confidently confirming that technology and femininity go harmoniously hand in hand in the twenty-first century. The watch’s form adds a further chapter to the story of design fascination. A round face flows into an oval-shaped case form, while teardrop-shaped lugs and indices tease the eye. The modern materials and lines work together to create a timepiece that clearly demonstrates a deep-set Hamilton belief that feminine charm has substance.
Tailored talking points
The Hamilton Jazzmaster Lady Auto comes in a variety of interpretations, each one with its own distinctive identity. Vying for the title of leading lady is a model with a mother of pearl dial, punctuated with 12 diamonds feeding the elongated teardrops that mark the hours. This is finished off with a classical, five-row stainless steel bracelet. Another one satisfies the strong bi-color fashion trend, and a rose PVD version brings dreamy, feminine softness. A versatile and highly practical attachment concept is the binding signature of the Hamilton brand’s proven empathy with varying female moods and tastes. An easy click spring bar facilitates the exchange of the jewelry-style metal bracelets for a white leather strap to redefine feminine curves – of the wrist at least.