Hamilton Intra-Matic Chronograph H

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Hamilton Intra-Matic Chronograph H

The new Hamilton Intra-Matic Chronograph H is a new take on the vintage 1968 Chronograph A and B models, with improved features and a cleaner look.

The big step up (and back) is the new movement, the ETA H-51, developed exclusively for Hamilton. With a whooping 60 hours power reserve, the H-51 is, surprisingly for some reviewers, a hand-wound movement.

A new hand-wound movement in 2021? When it comes to mechanical watches, the norm these days is automatic movements. However, the most revered chronographs like Zenith El Primero or the panda Daytonas were all hand-wound. The reason for wanting a hand-wound movement in a realistic mechanical chronograph is that you don’t want to run out of power reserve while using the chrono.

Hamilton Intra-Matic Chronograph H
Hamilton Intra-Matic Chronograph H with vintage mesh strap.

Also, the new H-51 is no date and thinner, allowing a cleaner looking dial and a 0.3mm slimmer stainless-steel mirror polished 40mm case. A touch of faux-patina on the case, the lumed markers and hands and the tall box-style sapphire crystal provide a subtle vintage look.

The Hamilton Intra-Matic Chronograph H comes with two dial options; white panda or reverse panda (black dial with white subdials). Check it out on hamiltonwatch.com.