Three years ago, the Swiss made American brand presented its new concept of dual identity. Now, the American watchmaker takes duality to a completely new level with a passing-through seconds hand animating both sides of the rotating case.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II Watch continues the story that began with the original Face 2 Face model that has achieved a great success. There are several characteristics that remain from the original version, such as a quite interesting rotating case which pivots on the horizontal access of the oval-shaped stainless steel case, thus offering to its future owner the ability to have essentially two watches in one. The slightly elongated, rotating oval case measures 53mm x 44mm. There is also the same black leather strap featuring turquoise, soft-touch lining and double stitching.
This exceptional newcomer is equipped with the impeccable caliber H-41 automatic chronograph movement that drives sword-shaped hours and minutes hands, a passing-through chronograph seconds hand and powers pulsometer, tachymeter and telemeter scales. The movement offers no less than 60 hours of power reserve.
The new Jazzmaster Face 2 Face boasts a completely redesigned dial layouts. Its multi-level dials in luminous, silvery gray color comprise a partially transparent smoky disc and a skeleton-worked casing ring, thus making a contrast with the technical, anthracite movement enhanced on its alter ego.
The front side of the watch displays 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph sub-dials, as well as a day-date totalizer at the 3 o’clock position. On the front, the hour and minute hands refer to a circular chapter ring. The dauphine-styled hands feature Superluminova coating which guarantees excellent legibility no matter how poor the visibility is. From the rear, there are three amazing scales. The pulsometer scale which is directly printed on the back of the crystal enables the wearer to track its own or someone else’s pulse. The second scale is the tachymeter scale that provides the precise mechanical measurement of speed, whereas the third telemeter scale can be used to calculate distances to a remote event.
The hand turns anti-clockwise when activated on the second dial which is a unique and quite amusing feature.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II (ref. H32866781) is constructed to resist water pressure up to 50 meters (approximately 165 feet). The latest addition to the Hamilton Jazzmaster Series is issued in the limited quantity of 1,999 pieces. The retail price is 3,895 Swiss francs ($3,920).