The world of automatic chronographs took a significant step forward in 1969. One of the biggest challenges facing watchmakers in the 20th Century was how to mass-produce automatic chronograph movements.
It was a time of innovation and many brands succeeded in producing watches that have stood the test of time, serving as a base for further innovation. HAMILTON/Büren worked in partnership with other brands (Breitling, Heuer-Leonidas, Hamilton/Büren & Dubois Dépraz) to develop the caliber 11. The series of watches that featured the movement were grouped under the Chrono-Matic name. Let us also not forget Zenith with its El Primmer caliber. An evolution that propelled the watch industry forward into a new chapter in its history. I invite you to discover all the major historic watches from that time in the video... The 2019 HAMILTON Chrono-Matic 50 was presented in 1972 as Chrono-Matic E. It was chosen to be the watch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the caliber 11. Why did HAMILTON choose this chronograph and not one model from 1969? Let HAMILTON CEO Sylvain Dolla explain you the reason ...
The new 2019 HAMILTON Chrono-Matic 50 has a date display at 6 o’clock and chronograph counters at 3 and 9 o’clock. The two chronograph pushers are positioned on the right hand side of the case and are marked in red. This color accent appears on everything linked to the chronograph – counters, chronograph hand and inner dial ring.
I invite you to discover the new HAMILTON Chrono-Matic 50 in the video
HAMILTON Chrono-Matic 50 (H51616731) Case: 51.5 x 48.5 mm stainless steel Dial: Black dial with white counters Hands: Nickeled hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova, Chronograph related hands with red lacquer Movement: H-31 automatic movement with 60-hour power reserve Bracelet: Black strap with holes and red inlay Glass: Sapphire crystal in box shape with double antireflective coating Water resistance: 100m Limited edition to 1.972 pieces
Recommended retail price CHF 2’495.- (incl. VAT) USD 2’595.- EUR 2’295.- (incl. VAT)