Hamilton US66 Collection: Power Reserve & Small Second Models

Hamilton is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the completion of Route 66 in real style with the launch of two special timepieces – the US 66 Power Reserve and the US 66 Small Second. Both of the watches are numbered limited editions, with just 2008 pieces of each hitting the road.

The design incorporates the best of the American spirit, loyal to the brand’s roots, while high precision timekeeping pays tribute to its proud ‘Swiss made’ label. Both models have a distinctive shape, harmoniously mixing straight and curved lines. At 12 o’clock there is a ‘droplet’ in the sapphire glass running downwards from the crown like a perfectly symmetrical drop of oil to magnify the date display below. The power reserve indicator and the small second display are shaped like fuel gauges so both of these watches are raring to go in terms of style and functionality.

US 66 Power Reserve
The US 66 Power Reserve model knows no limits with its 50 mm wide case and the power reserve holding 42 hours in its ‘tank’. The central part of the dial resembles the radiator drill of a sporty car, through which the ‘engine’, a top quality Swiss automatic movement in this case, is visible. One side of the speedometer-style dial has numbers ranging from 35 to 55, countdown style, the other has slender linear markings. A row of dots leads from 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock, reminiscent of the critical revolution range shown on powerful cars and bikes. Today’s Easy Riders can ensure the revs are kept up on Route 66 and elsewhere as the watch is attached firmly to the wrist by leather straps in either black or brown, or a high-tech metal bracelet.

Technical details
Model: US 66 Power Reserve
Size: 50 mm
Material : Stainless steel
Dial Color: Black / white
Attachments: Black leather / brown leather croco style with smooth insert / stainless steel
Movement: Automatic 2897
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 50 m
Limited Edition: 2008 pieces

US 66 Small Second
With its smooth black or white dial, the US 66 Small Second expresses elegance and graceful pioneering spirit. The half-moon second counter has two scales – one going from 0 to 30 seconds integrating a long silver-colored indicator, the other continuing from 30 to 60 and kept on track by a dynamic red arrow. The key digits, 3,6, and 9 are displayed with raised figures and the other markings are also in relief. As with the Power Reserve, the number of the piece appears on the side of the polished case. Eye-catching attachment signatures include a cream insert on the brown leather strap, rubberised leather with real carbon fibre, as well as a tri-link metal bracelet with an opening for the crown.
Technical details
Model: US 66 Small Second
Size: 44 mm
Material : Stainless steel
Dial Color: Black / white
Attachments: Black leather / brown leather with cream insert / stainless steel
Movement: Automatic 2895
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 50 m
Limited Edition: 2008 pieces

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