The world of automatic watches for men took a significant step forward in 1969, thanks to the dedication of Hamilton. We were an integral part of developing the first automatic chronograph movement – an evolution that propelled the watch industry forward into a new chapter in its history. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this watchmaking milestone, we are launching the Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50.
Distinctive, daring and definitely an attention-grabber, the Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50 is based on the Chrono-Matic E from the early ‘70s which has since become a highly sought after collector’s piece.
The early ‘70s was a hotbed of creativity with distinctive and unusual models all trying to harness the power of the pioneering new Caliber 11 movement. Our close involvement in the creation of Caliber 11 left us in a better position to make watches that could accurately showcase the new technology. It was one of the biggest breakthroughs in watchmaking since the launch of the legendary Ventura in 1957.
At a mind-blowing 48 mm, the authentic, ‘70s style stainless steel Chrono-Matic 50 case is impressive, imposing and not for the faint hearted.
The 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 bold color accent appears on everything linked to the chronograph – counters, chronograph hand and inner dial ring – underscoring the dynamism of this stylish, multifunctional timekeeper.
The H-31 automatic chronograph movement offers an extended power reserve of 60 hours - a modern touch to keep this powerhouse pumping, even when you take some downtime. A quick-change date function acknowledges your need for quick thinking when you’re on the go.
Hamilton achieved a great historical milestone in the area of watchmaking as a key partner in the development of Caliber 11. The strong character of the new Chrono-Matic 50 will capture the imagination of daring collectors and design aficionados alike.