Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hamilton Broadway Collection: Hamilton Broadway Auto Chrono, Hamilton Broadway Day Date Auto & Hamilton Broadway Day Date Quartz

The Broadway collection releasing this year pays tribute to Hamilton’s American roots and its association with New York’s legendary theatre district. The brand’s first series of pocket watches, released in the 1890s, was known as the “Broadway Limited.” In 2015, Hamilton draws inspiration from New York’s city skyline to create a distinctly modern and sporty timepiece.

In this modern metropolitan design perpetuating Hamilton’s resolutely American style, Broadway offers three distinct versions: a 40 mm Day Date Quartz option, a 42 mm Day Date Automatic option and a 43 mm Auto Chrono. These automatic models feature comfortable power reserves ranging between 60 and 80 hours.
All have a unique case design and architecture that is all about taut, powerful lines. The clean, sleek black dial faces are built along vertical lines contributing to a pleasing upward-looking effect. These lines are also reprised on the decorative ring below the bezel and crown, forming a recurrent leitmotif that gives these models their unique character. This unmistakably urban ethos is further accentuated by a central line on the dial, reminiscent of the fabled New York street running between skyscrapers. This motif extends all the way along the smooth leather strap with its visible stitching, and is echoed in the contrasting finishes of the triple-row bracelet.

The raised outer black ring has skyscraper-style hands and applied indexes to create exceptional visual depth and contemporary interest. All three models also feature a red-tipped seconds hand providing a bright, breezy and eminently legible accent. The luminescent material on the hands ensures optimal readability even when not lit up by Broadway neon signs.

Finishes on all models include Hamilton’s signature twin-faceted lugs with polished/satin-finished facets and the light play between the diamond-polished bezel around the dial and the hands. All perfectly adapted to active young men-about-town, Broadway models also display a degree of quality meeting excellent technical and aesthetic standards.

Enthusiasts can choose between the Auto Chrono option with its extra-sporty bezel tachymeter scale; the Day Date Auto with its modern 6 o‘clock calendar position providing a user-friendly display of the day of the week and the date; or the Day Date Quartz with solid back giving a cheeky nod to New York drain covers.  Hamilton Broadway’s range of detail is power-packed to suit the youthful urban travelers with a taste for an outdoor, sporty existence to whom it is bound to appeal.

Hamilton Broadway Auto Chrono
Case diameter: Ø 43 mm
Case material: Stainless steel, tachymeter bezel, anthracite gray inner ring, screw-down crown
Dial: Black, multi-level with vertical lines and applied indexes
Hands: Skyscraper hours and minutes hands with Super-LumiNova®, red-tipped seconds hand with Super-LumiNova®
Attachment: Black leather with central line motif, contrasting stitching, stainless steel folding clasp
Movement: H-21 automatic caliber, 60 hours of power reserve; 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters at 12 and 6 o’clock, Day Date display at 3 o’clock
Crystal: Sapphire with antireflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar (100m)
Suggested Retail Price: CHF 1850.00

Hamilton Broadway Day Date Auto
Case diameter: Ø 42 mm
Case material: Stainless steel, anthracite gray inner ring
Dial: Black, multi-level with vertical lines and applied indexes
Hands:  Skyscraper hours and minutes hands with Super-LumiNova®, red-tipped seconds hand with Super-LumiNova®
Attachment: Black leather with central line motif, contrasting stitching, stainless steel folding clasp
Movement: H-30 automatic caliber, 80 hours of power reserve; Hours, Minutes, Seconds; Day Date display at 6 o’clock
Crystal: Sapphire with antireflective coating
Water resistance: 5 bar (50m)
Suggested Retail Price: CHF 945.00

Hamilton Broadway Day Date Quartz
Case diameter: Ø 40 mm
Case material: Stainless steel, anthracite gray inner ring
Dial: Black, multi-level with vertical lines and applied indexes
Hands: Skyscraper hours and minutes hands with Super-LumiNova®, red-tipped seconds hand with Super-LumiNova®
Attachment: Black leather with central line motif, contrasting stitching, folding clasp
Stainless steel
Movement: Quartz Caliber; Hours, Minutes, Seconds; Day Date display at 3 o’clock
Crystal: Sapphire with antireflective coating
Water resistance: 5 bar (50m)
Suggested Retail Price: CHF 550.00

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