The American watch house, Hamilton, recently unveiled its new Jazzmaster Auto Chrono watch that uses the latest innovations in the watchmaking industry to improvise on the time-proven melody represented by its original version.
This newcomer is equipped with a recently developed H-21 automatic chronograph movement which provides no less than 60 hours of power reserve. The high-performance mechanism is based on the Valjoux 7750 with some modifications. First of all, the spiral has been glittered to increase accuracy and stability. Also the mainspring is longer to increase higher power reserve, while the automatic device bridge has been personalized with a unique H pattern.
The new Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono is housed in a round case with the diameter of 42mm. Its classic looking case is crafted from high-quality stainless steel and incorporates a narrow bezel, two chronograph push-pieces and a screw-in crown with Hamilton’s logo on its tip. The watch case is coated with anti-reflective sapphire crystals and provides decent water resistance up to 100 meters (approximately 330 feet).
Depending on a model, underneath the front sapphire glass lies either a black or silver dial with indexes. Its highly legible dial is decorated with a ‘Clous de Paris’ pattern and comprises three sub-dials. These counters are located in the left part of the dial to preserve the clear display of the date reading (a date window is situated at the 4 o’clock position).
Hamilton offered three different models of the Jazzmaster Auto Chrono. Two of them are attached either to a brown or black leather strap, while the third version comes with an elegant five-row stainless steel bracelet.
My favorite model features rose gold-colored indexes set on a silver dial. For the best comfort of the wearer, Hamilton chose to attach its case to a comfortable crocodile-pattern brown leather strap. The lowest price for the new Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono Watch is approximately $1,700.
The Hamilton Watch Company was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the USA. The company was originally formed to produce high quality pocket watches and wristwatches, from mid-range to luxury. Today, Hamilton combines the latest Swiss technologies with American spirit and it is known for its innovative design. The Hamilton brand belongs to The Swatch Group, the largest watchmaker and distributor in the world with 160 production sites in Switzerland.