CASE NUMBER: 1694616
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 36 mm in diameter
DIAL: Matte blue with white printed hour markers, date aperture at the "6" hour marker, flush chronograph subregisters at the "3" and "9" hour markers, brushed silver tachymeter ring
BRACELET MATERIAL: Navy blue cordovan strap
BRACELET SIZE: 6-1/2 to 8 inches
FUNCTIONS: Time, date, and chronograph
CALIBER: Calibre 11
Hamilton was a major part of the consortium that introduced the Calibre 11 Chrono-Matic automatic chronograph movement in 1969. The movement was a Dubois-Depraz module attached to a Buren 1281 Intramatic microrotor movement. At the time, Buren was owned by Hamilton. The present example is in unusually fine condition and has a great deal of wrist appeal and historical importance.
Dial in excellent condition. Hands with some signs of age. Luminous material in the dial and hands with few dark spots but overall in excellent condition, fully intact, and appears original to the watch. Case appears unpolished with scratches consistent with age and normal wear. Movement running at time of cataloging. Overall in excellent condition.
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