The Swiss-American watchmaking brand and the environmental nonprofit organization Conservation International (CI) joined their forces to create a special-edition Hamilton Conservation Auto Chronograph (ref. H604160). Presented by CI’s Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors… wait for it… Mr. Harrison Ford himself, the new timekeeper seems to be based on the recently unveiled Hamilton Khaki Pioneer chronograph.
First officially revealed at Baselworld 2011, the new Hamilton Pan Europ (ref. H35716545) chronograph is a tribute to the 1971 model that was issued under the same name. No wonder why its total production run is limited to only 1971 pieces. Comparing photos of the re-issue (below) and the original from the 1970s (can’t reproduce for copyright reasons, sorry, but you can easily google one) I can see that the new timekeeper is an almost exact reproduction of the 1971 model.
It is always a pleasure to see a smaller brand going the hard way and turning a simple (and common) complication into a unique feature of its product. The new Hamilton Khaki SkyMaster UTC (refs. H77525553 & H77505433) is the latest example of such a daring approach.
In any family there must be big brother to watch over the rest of the kids. The former American and now proudly Swiss-based brand apparently agrees to the principle and offers this new Hamilton RailRoad Automatic Chronograph (ref. H40686335) as the biggest member of the new RailRoad collection launched for this year. The only problem here is that there is just not enough family resemblance between the 46-millimeter model and the rest of the gang.
This year, Hamilton will again expand its model range with a line of “aviators.” Inspired by “historic” models from the 1930s and 1940s, the 2010 self-winding Khaki Pilot offers a lot more refinement than one could have asked for in the sub-$1000 range.
The sporty Jazzmaster Seaview collection is available as a 42-mm GMT, huge 46-mm Automatic three-hander, as well as the medium-sized 42 mm Hamilton Jazzmaster Seaview AutoChrono (ref. H37646331) version that is briefly reviewed here. Priced at around $1.5K, the new range will be one of the most affordable offers in Hamilton’s current lineup.
The now Swiss-owned and former American-based Hamilton brand is the one that is responsible for the world’s first electric wristwatch, as well as for the world’s first electronic watch Hamilton Pulsar. Now it is going to start selling its new Hamilton Khaki X-Mach Automatic (ref. H766860): the world’s first mechanical timepiece featuring a real Machmeter gauge!