The design inspiration of this limited edition watch is derived from the historical model of Chronograph B in 1968. Its black-and-white bi-color inversion ‘Panda’ dial is well received by connoisseurs.
In 1968, Hamilton launched two new watches. The Chronograph A has a white dial with a small black dial, and the Chronograph B has two small white dials on a black background, forming a ‘reverse panda’ face. This dial design was all the rage in the 1960s and 1970s, and after years of refinement, fans have continued to grow. This watch has a distinctive personality, with a simple black and white design, which is highly regarded by collectors today.
The attention to detail is a key element of the new Intra-Matic 68 watch, many of which are almost the same as the prototype. The dial is particularly loyal to the original ‘reversed’ panda face design, and the outer ring surrounds the white tachometer scale. Black and white colors form the main theme of the watch, including the date display on a black background, snow-white middle chronograph seconds hand and black lacquered chronograph hands. The polished stainless steel case is equipped with an H-31 self-winding movement, which has a 60-hour power reserve, and ample power fits the modern busy rhythm of life. Other parts have also been adjusted to cater to contemporary fashion, including a 42 mm diameter case larger than the original, and the hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova® for a clearer reading.
Faithful to the original
The Intra-Matic 68 automatic chronograph inherits the prestigious original design, with retro-style buttons on both sides of the crown and the stainless steel case back, which will surely delight Hamilton watch fans and collectors. The arched dial and curved hands further accentuate the vintage charm and heritage of the watch. The black calfskin strap is trimmed, crafted using traditional strap-making techniques, and carefully punched to show the 60’s sporty style.
The Intra-Matic 68 is limited to 1,968 pieces and comes with a special luxury watch collection bag, which is the icing on the cake. It is an ideal timepiece for those who seek vintage beauty and charm of watchmaking heritage.
Hamilton Intra-Matic 68
Case diameter 42 mm
Case material Stainless steel, screw-down crown
Dial Black dial with two small white dials
Hands Hour and minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
White central chronograph seconds hand, black chronograph hands
Strap Black perforated leather strap
Movement H-31 self-winding movement, 60-hour power reserve
30-minute counter and small seconds at 3 and 9 o’clock respectively
Calendar display window at 6 o’clock
Table mirror Anti-glare coated sapphire mirror
Water resistance 10 bar (100 meters)
Limited edition of 1968 pieces
Suggested retail price CHF 2150.00