It appears to be that Hamilton is ablaze, with numerous generally welcomed, vintage-enlivened deliveries, for example, the Khaki Pilot Pioneer , the Khaki Field Mechanical or the Intra-Matic . As we’re still in 2019 and as yet praising the 50th commemoration of the Chrono-Matic/Caliber 11 development, the brand presents another watch demonstrated on a magnificent watch – and this time, it won’t be for the timid. Meet the new Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50 Auto Chrono “Count-down”.
A reissue of the Count-down GMT Chrono-Matic
After reissuing the Hacked, the H-10 and the Chrono-Matic, ex-American, presently Swiss brand Hamilton takes a gander at another of its brilliant models, the base for today’s recovery watch: the Chronograph-E or Count-down GMT Chrono-Matic. Along with Heuer, Büren and Breitling, helped by Dubois-Depraz, Hamilton was one of the principal producers to introduce an automatic chronograph, a development named Chrono-Matic or Caliber 11 relying upon the brand. This development is described by its secluded engineering, with a chronograph plate fixed to a miniature rotor development, and its pushers on the contrary side of the crown.
After the debut 1969 Chrono-Matic, the brand kept on utilizing this development and advancements in numerous shapes, including a striking, pilot-motivated, mid 1970s watch named Count-down GMT Chrono-Matic. This watch, with its gigantic 48mm case, utilizes the Chrono-Matic type 141 with extra GMT capacity and two crowns, used to turn the 24h and the time-region bezel rings.
The new Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50 Auto Chrono
For its freshest model in the American Classic reach, Hamilton doesn’t go for the least demanding watch, since the first Count-down GMT was a complex watch, with complex case/dial/development, which is the reason the new Chrono-Matic 50 Auto Chrono isn’t 100% genuine however honors the entire concept.
First, the instance of this new Chrono-Matic 50 Auto Chrono holds the first shape – a cap formed case, regular of the mid 1970s creation, with incorporated carries and egg-like shape. So are the extents, as indeed, this watch is huge, with 48.5mm from 3 to 9 o’clock and 51.50mm haul to-carry – dedicated to the first measurements however. The case includes a period-significant completing and is radially brushed all over.
Second, the first watch includes no less than 5 pushers/crowns, in 3 distinct tones. This has been held in the new watch, however diversely positioned. As the first model accompanied the Chrono-Matic, the chronograph pushers were on the left side and the crown on the correct side. The cutting edge Chrono-Matic 50 Auto Chrono is outfitted with a similarly present day chronograph development, implying that crown and pushers are on the correct side. On the left, we locate a subsequent crown (for the countdown bezel) and a pusher for the fast date. While the positions are extraordinary, the tones are the equivalent (silver, red, black).
The same thought applies to the dial of the Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50 Auto Chrono: outwardly unwavering, with slight advancements as well. The watch holds a turned around panda style with different red accents and enormous applied hour markers. The dial is complex and shows a great deal of data: two sub-dials show the little seconds and the 30-minute counters. The date is appeared at 6 o’clock in a round window with a cleaned angle (as the first). At that point there are the fringe tracks. Here, we discover the vast majority of the distinctions, with a pivoting countdown bezel (impelled by the crown) and a tachymeter scale – rather than 24h and city rings.
All of these distinctions can be clarified by the presence of a cutting edge development, the type H-31, which doesn’t include a GMT complication and has its pushers and crown on a similar side – being founded on the Valjoux 7753 design. It shows different enhancements for the Valjoux however, including an all-inclusive force save of 60 hours.
Availability and Price
The Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50 Auto Chrono “Count-Down” (reference H51616731) is recorded at www.hamiltonwatch.com however can’t be requested at this point – which ought to be soon. It will be valued at EUR 2,295 or CHF 2,495 or USD 2,545.