A quick overview of HAMILTON at Baselworld 2014
Bagley for ladies
Offering the choice between two sizes, 23/28.5 mm or 30/36 mm, the Hamilton Bagley is an invitation to dance with rounded shapes, with the sides of the case extending to become the lugs.
The doomed layered dial, has a stamped central panel in a quilted effect. The sword-shaped pink gold plated hands and matching applied numbers and indexes add to the feminine charms of these watches.
Price: SM $620 CAD; LG $680 CAD
Flintridge for ladies and gents
The polished cover of the Flintridge Lady appears to emit sunrays from a round opening just above the 6 o’clock position, while the Flintridge Gent reminds of an intricate 1930s radio microphone.
When it comes to the Flintridge Gent, inside, you’ll find the brand new H-40 movement with 80 hours of power reserve, visible through the case back.
Price: $1420 CAD
Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Aluminum
Hamilton gives an unmistakably contemporary touch to a new family of watches inspired by pieces it created for the British Royal Air Force in the 1970s.
A special metal treatment developed by Hamilton also ensures the cases’ hardness and durability, as well as their capacity to take on intensive colour shades.
The Khaki Pilot Pioneer Aluminum is powered by the H-10 calibre with 80 hours of power reserve.
There are four versions: black, blue, green or sand colour.
Price: $1250 CAD
Hamilton Khaki Skeleton
With the Khaki Skeleton, Hamilton proves its skeletonizing expertise. From the X-shaped propeller that crosses the dial, to the logo that appears to float across the crystal, this sporty timepiece presents an intriguing 3-D effect.
Even the leather strap echoes the 3-D styling and skeleton signature.
Price: grey/brn leather $1320 CAD
Khaki X-Wind Limited Edition
In the Khaki X-Wind Limited Edition, sophisticated design houses a drift-angle calculator to satisfy the technical and aesthetic demands of all aviation enthusiasts. Inside, you’ll find the H-21 chronograph with 60 hours of typical power reserve.
Price: $2425 CAD
The 2014 Hamilton Pan Europ
In 2014 Hamilton is raising the bar for its Pan Europ family with a brand new, high-performance automatic movement. The H-30, with its 80 hours of typical power reserve, is rooted in sporty design that is both chic and dynamic.
Price: $1145 CAD
UPDATE: See our hands-on review of the 2014 Pan Europ
Hamilton RailRoad Auto Chrono
The case of the RailRoad Auto Chrono, with its rounded edges, vertical brushing and tapered pusher protectors, transports the imagination directly to the times of pocket watches. No longer confined to pockets, today’s timepiece is secured by a stylish stainless steel bracelet or a black leather strap with fine stitching.
The H-21 chronograph powering this model has a power reserve of 60 hours.
Price: $1995 CAD
Hamilton RailRoad Small Second
In the RailRoad Small Second the H-22 movement shapes the watch’s distinctive appearance with the asymmetric positioning of the small second counter at eight o’clock. This has either a chestnut brown or deep blue colour to underline the piece’s uncompromising modernity. The movement displays refined decoration and rotor skeletonization for extra fascination.
Price: $1350 CAD
Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono Limited Edition
Hamilton is taking its close cooperation with leading air squadrons and aerobatic pilot Nicolas Ivanoff to new heights with the Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono Limited Edition. Its design code gravitates to the inspiration of the aircraft dashboard and construction.
The Hamilton H-31 movement in the Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono Limited Edition has 60 hours of power reserve for extended operation airborne or otherwise. Accurately reflecting the appearance of its World War II ancestor, the colour scheme of today’s timepiece is predominantly black with easily visible yellow markings. The hands are a re-interpretation of the classical hands of traditional pilots’ watches. A yellow, plane-shaped pointer on the chronograph second hand provides another themed styling signature. Specifically accommodating pilots’ easy accessibility needs is a crown positioned at 12 o’clock.
Price: $3295 CAD
New Hamilton movements
The trio of new H-10, H-30 and H-40 Hamilton movements boasts a power reserve of 80 hours. This derives from the refinement of the entire kinematic chain, from the barrel to the escapement. Particularly the suppression of the escapement regulator facilitates optimal reliability and precision, complementing the capacity to store double the power of comparable standard movements. All three movements use traditional materials and their mono-block rotor is distinctively skeletonized with an “H” shape and aviation-inspired cut-outs, a signature of individualization.
The H-22 is a small second movement and a key to opening up striking dial design possibilities. Hosting its première is the RailRoad Small Second, which uses the facility for the asymmetric positioning of the small second counter at eight o’clock to great aesthetic effect.
As you can see, there are quite a few interesting developments coming this year, from Hamilton and we’re looking forward to take a closer look at these pieces.
In the mean time for more info, head over to www.hamiltonwatch.com