Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II
The new Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II takes duality to a whole new level with a passing-through chronograph seconds hand animating both sides of the rotating case.
in 2016, Hamilton is introducing the new chapter in the story of its 2013 Jazzmaster Face 2 Face, Here, as in the spectacularly successful original Face 2 Face, and reminiscent of the brand’s strong presence in the world of movies where dual identity is a key ingredient, avant-garde and classical once again embrace each other in a watch with two distinct personalities, guaranteed never to come face to face.
The Hamilton Jazzmaster Series is well-known for containing outstanding variations on a theme, combining innovation, modernity and classical elegance that make it irresistible to watch lovers. Issued in a 1’999-piece limited edition, the Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II is no exception to this golden rule. Here, as in the spectacularly successful original Face 2 Face, and reminiscent of the brand’s strong presence in the world of movies where dual identity is a key ingredient, avant-garde and classical once again embrace each other in a watch with two distinct personalities, guaranteed never to come face to face.
In this all-new interpretation launched at Baselworld 2016, Hamilton’s watchmaking and engineering skills come to the fore, in a model that is water-resistant to 50 meters. Like its predecessor, the Face 2 Face II dares to be different in grand style. It does so through twin faces framed by a slightly elongated, rotating oval case measuring 53 mm by 44: one reveals multi-level dials in luminous, silvery grey with a partially transparent smoky disc and a skeleton-worked casing ring, making a contrast with the technical, anthracite movement highlighted on its alter ego.
The brand new H-41 automatic chronograph caliber is given a unique twist in the Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II. Endowed with a 60-hour power reserve, it drives dauphine-shaped hours and minutes hands and a passing-through chronograph seconds. The latter moves above the skeletonized oscillating weight, a highly unconventional element in the watch industry. Even more remarkable, the hand turns anti-clockwise when activated on the second dial, a unique and entertaining feature reflecting the American spirit of Hamilton watches.
While the front displays 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters as well as a day-date window at 3 o’clock, the back features three fascinating scales. The pulsometer, directly printed on the back of the crystal, enables the more fitness-minded to keep track of their own or someone else’s pulse. The tachymeter provides an accurate mechanical measurement of speed, while the telemeter can be used to calculate distances to a remote event, such as a lightning bolt.
In a final color-accenting touch reminiscent of its distinguished predecessor, the Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II is teamed with a black leather strap featuring turquoise, double stitching, matching the shade of the blue chronograph seconds hand.
The history of Hamilton is an exciting journey, spanning over 120 years from its foundation in Lancaster, United States to its present home in Biel, Switzerland – the capital of watchmaking. Today, the pioneering role played by Hamilton in the world of aviation, as well as in digital and electrical technology, is a source of inspiration for its timepieces. With their unique design and personality, Hamilton watches combine the American spirit...Find out more >
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