Hamilton presents new watch model Pan Europ, an automatic chronograph inspired by a Hamilton timepiece of the same name, originally introduced in 1971. The design of Hamilton Pan Europ takes a nostalgic look over its shoulder, while its functionality celebrates modernity to the full. The year 1971, also the number of pieces in this limited edition and boldly engraved on the case back, is a significant date in the history of Hamilton. It marks the foundation of the brand’s inclusion in the Swatch Group (then SSIH). In both stature and nature, the Hamilton Pan Europ is set to play a leading role in the new “Modern Times” series by Hamilton.
A slightly squared case, elegant blue dial and bezel backgrounds, plus coloured hands, make the Hamilton Pan Europ stand out from any crowd. Two chronograph counters stare out of the dial like knowledgeable eyes and the fine markings of the tachymeter confirm the watch’s intrinsic timekeeping competence. Placed neatly at 6 o’clock, the date display completes the symmetrical picture.
The robust 45 mm stainless steel case represents an unmistakably contemporary touch, with its ridged crown and two pushers adding a signature of craftsmanship. The strap is in fine brown leather with a crocodile pattern, enabling the theme of sophistication to embrace both appearance and operation.
The new Hamilton Pan Europ is equipped with a technologically advanced, Swiss automatic chronograph movement,AutoChrono Caliber H31. Movie lovers will relate easily to the comparison of the recent evolution of mechanical watches with the 1936 Charlie Chaplin classic Modern Times, where the iconic tramp figure strives to survive in the industrialized world.
The Hamilton Pan Europ simultaneously celebrates the pre-quartz peak of mechanical watches in the 1970s and their huge popularity today. In this timepiece, Hamilton takes pride in its deep American roots and in its far-reaching European present and future, whatever changes the times may bring.
Hamilton Pan Europ is available in a limited edition of 1971 pieces. Suggested retail price is 1900 USD.
- Size: Swiss made 45 mm
- Case : Stainless steel
- Dial: Blue with colored nickel hands
- Attachment: Brown leather with crocodile pattern
- Movement: AutoChrono Caliber H31
- Crystal Sapphire
- Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m) / 145 psi (328 ft)
- Recommended public price: 1900 USD / 1300 € / 1900 CHF / 14000 RMB
- Launch: September 2011