Hamilton is returning to their widespread Intra-Matic Chronograph assortment this yr with a brand new type referred to as the Chronograph H. Introduced in two colorways, the brand new Chronograph H might glance acquainted, however the watch gives some vital adjustments from the prevailing Intra-Matic Auto Chrono (which we reviewed here) that experience unquestionably stuck our consideration. The most important of which is using a hand wound movement.
I’m a sucker for hand-wound chronograph, and the possibility of Hamilton bringing one to their mid-century Intra-Matic pattern language has been on my thoughts for the reason that release of the primary 68 Auto Chrono in 2017. And right here we’re, with two new fashions referred to as the Chronograph H, immediately impressed through the Chronographs A and B of 1968, with a hand-wound movement advanced for Hamilton, regardless that nonetheless dependent on the ETA-7753. What’s extra, they’ve got rid of the date window at 6 o’clock, leaving an open, blank pattern that feels authentically old-school.
The 2 colorways are precisely what you’d be expecting in panda and reverse-panda configuration. The off-white dial will get a couple of black registers at 3 and 9 o’clock, whilst the black dial will get white devices. Not like the pior fashions we’ve noticed within the Intra-Matic line, the tachymeter scale is tone matched to the dial, lowering any conceivable fuss across the crisp distinction created through the dial colours and functions.
The dial does make use of a few faux-patina for the lume, nevertheless it doesn’t get in the best way right here and does a just right activity of no longer stealing consideration from the pattern as a complete. The dial is differently moderately populated, with a easy OG Intra-Matic emblem on the best, and the phrase ‘Mechanical’ written at 6 o’clock, changing the ‘Automatic’ discovered at the Auto Chrono watches.
Inside of, Hamilton is the H-51, now offering 60 hours of reserve. Taking out the rotor did avoid wasting thickness at the case, however unfortunately, no longer through a lot. The purpose now measures 14.35mm in thickness, in comparison to the 14.6mm of the automatic fashions. The absolutely cleaned case clocks in at 40mm and can come affixed in your collection of leather-based band for $2,045 or duration suitable mech band for $2,095. There’s so much to like right here and we applaud Hamilton for throwing a bone to the fanatic crowd with this one. Stay an eye out for our hands-on impressions coming quickly. Till then, be told extra from Hamilton.