There’s something particularly satisfying about a manual-wound watch, offering a personal interaction with the inner workings of these technical marvels every time you pick it out to wear. And when paired with a classic heritage-inspired look it dials up the vintage appeal of any timepiece. This is a feeling that Hamilton has tapped into with its Intra-Matic Chronograph H, a handsome model inspired by its popular Chronographs A and B from 1968.
The stylish 40mm watch comes in two pared-back dial designs, a panda (white with black subdials) and a reverse panda. Both come with subtle details that touch on its historical origins. These include the Super-LumiNova accents, coloured to recall the hue of aged radium seen on Hamilton chronographs of the 1960s and 1970s, enhanced further with a box-style sapphire crystal. They come presented on a traditional black leather strap or retro mesh metal bracelet.
While resolutely vintage on the outside, it comes powered by a new hand-wound chronograph movement, the Hamilton caliber H-51. This utilises the best of the watchmaker’s precision timekeeping, allowing for a svelte case size and offering a power reserve of 60 hours.