For the approaching Baselworld 2014 Watch & Jewelry Show, Hamilton has prepared a new model shaped and named after one of its best known historical models from the 1970s. New Hamilton Pan Europ H 30 is based on the legendary automatic chronograph which the brand had developed alongside few other famous watchmakers as the first timepiece of this kind. The novel watch looks quite alike its archetype, but lacks its chronograph feature. Nevertheless, it possesses an extended power reserve which lasts for 80 hours. Hamilton Pan Europe H 30 will hit the stores this summer. It will be available with either blue or gray dial, as well as with two available materials (leather and canvas) with the lowest priced version at the affordable $1,095.
Modeled after an Iconic Vintage Model
The newcomer from the Biel/Bienne based brand has the same name as its legendary watch which was premiered in 1971. Actually, it was Hamilton’s version of joint effort of several major watchmakers which worked together in order to make (one of) the first self-winding chronographs available on the market. Hamilton joined this cooperation when it bought Buren whose movement was used as the base for the novel type of timekeeper. Joined savoir-faire of brands such as Dubois-Depraz, Heuer, Breitling and Hamilton brought to the construction of iconic Calibre 11 which all of the partners used in their own versions of the model.
Original Shape and Size
Hamilton’s Pan Europe version of this early automatic chronograph had more or less the same appearance as the new watch which will be presented to the public at the Baselworld 2014 event. Mostly, this is reflected in the shape and the size of the case. As it was with the archetype model, Pan Europe H 30 features cushion shaped housing with the restrained diameter of 42 mm. The stainless steel case features the same stumpy integrated lugs of the original and additionally has alternating brushed and polished finishes. As far as the bezel is concerned, Hamilton opted to use a diver’s type of the component which features an aluminum ring and rotatability in one direction.
Three Hands and Calendar with Date and Day of the Week
Surrounded by the uni-directional bezel there is a white flange with bar-shpaed hour markers, as well as indices for seconds and portions of seconds. The dial features three central hands, where hour and minute ones are (just like hour markers) luminous, while the seconds one is in red color. Unlike the original model from the seventies, the newcomer does not have chrono counters, but it features a calendar display. It includes date and day of the week displays which are shown by two apertures, set alongside each other at the three o’clock position. Another feature that distinguishes the announced model is its prolonged power storage which lasts for 80 hours. The feature is enabled with the watch’s self-winding H 30 mechanical movement whose other traits are still unknown.
Blue or Gray Dial, Textile or Leather Attachment
There will be two available dial options for new Hamilton Pan Europ H 30. The first one is with a navy blue dial and a bezel ring in the same shade, while the second one includes a gray dial and a black bezel. Both versions can be paired with an attachment in textile (blue with narrow red line outlined with white) or leather (with round perforations). The choice of the wristlet determines the price – while the version with a fabric band costs $1,095, the leather strapped one is worth $100 more. It is expected that the timekeeper will hit the stores somewhere around late June or early July.