Hamilton has been on the rise lately, with a set of cool, accessible and really well-equipped watches. The model is understood for its historical-inspired fashions, subject watches, aviation-inspired watches… and the Jazzmaster assortment. This assortment gathers essentially the most basic watches of the model, with a relatively elegant design – such because the Open-Coronary heart fashions – and, typically, a concentrate on cinema (one of many model’s most essential highlights). There are some cool oddities too, comparable to the brand new Face-2-Face mannequin. However at this time, the gathering is about to obtain a robust replace. Sportier, extra dynamic, extra fashionable total and but modern, right here’s the brand new Hamilton Jazzmaster Performer Assortment.
The brand new Jazzmaster Performer assortment is available in three totally different fashions. There’s a 42mm chronograph and time-only automated fashions in 38mm or 34mm. The strains of the mannequin are dynamic however basic, and the sporty spin is enhanced with a bezel inscribed with numerals and perforated racing straps on most fashions.
The Jazzmaster Performer Automated Chronograph 42mm
The subject of our video assessment on prime of this text, this new Jazzmaster Performer is a no-nonsense chronograph that is available in a dynamic spherical case with elongated lugs. The outsized crown permits straightforward operations and is flanked by cool-looking rectangular pushers. The sporty spin is enhanced by racing vibes with a hard and fast tachymeter bezel. At 42mm in diameter, the metal case is on the big facet, however it’s nonetheless a flexible diameter that will match comfortably on most wrists. It’s 15.2mm thick, the crown screws down and the water resistance is rated at 100m, which makes the watch pool pleasant.
The dial includes a basic 3-6-9 structure, with a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. The registers function a concentric sample and outer rings, for higher distinction and extra dynamism. The fingers and baton-style markers are fitted with luminescent materials. Altogether, it offers nice distinction and good legibility.
Contained in the Jazzmaster Performer Automated Chronograph is the Calibre H-31. Based mostly on a Valjoux 7753 structure, it’s a exact, tried-and-tested engine with a cam-and-lever structure. Nonetheless, it comes with some sophistication, comparable to a reworked kinematic chain and a steadiness spring created from non-magnetic compensating alloy Nivachron. It beats at a 4Hz frequency and boasts 60 hours of energy reserve. The motion could be seen by the exhibition caseback. The ornament is clear and comparatively easy – to be anticipated given the retail value of the watch. The rotor is personalised with totally different cut-outs together with one H-shaped brand.
The Performer chronograph is worn on a racing-style, perforated calfskin strap. It’s secured to the wrist by a folding buckle launched by a pair of pushers. There’s additionally a metal bracelet possibility.
4 totally different seems can be found. Metal with a metal tachymeter bezel, a blue dial and a blue strap. The black dial comes with a black tachymeter bezel and a black strap or a three-link metal bracelet. Final, there’s a rose gold PVD case possibility with a black tachymeter bezel, a white dial and a black leather-based strap.
As is mostly the case with Hamilton watches, the Jazzmaster Performer Automated Chronograph 42mm represents wonderful worth, making for a sexy and reasonably priced bundle if you’re in search of a sporty-chic automated chronograph. The value is about at EUR 2,395 on leather-based strap and EUR 2,475 on metal bracelet. The gold PVD mannequin retails for EUR 2,545.
Fast details: 42mm x 15.22mm – chrome steel (or PVD-Metal) case – sapphire crystals – water-resistant to 100m – H-31 Caliber, automated chronograph – 4Hz and 60-hour energy reserve – perforated calfskin leather-based strap with folding buckle or metal bracelet – from EUR 2,395
The Jazzmaster Performer Automated 38mm
This time-only 38mm model of the Jazzmaster Performer makes use of the identical code because the chronograph. The tachymeter scale is changed by a bezel inscribed with numerals in increments of 5. But, with out the chronograph perform and the extra reasonable measurement, the mannequin is clearly extra basic and fewer sporty.
The watch additionally has a thinner profile. Certainly, as an alternative of a Valjoux-based motion, we’ve a a lot thinner H-10 automated calibre. The H10 is Hamilton’s model of the Powermatic 80, the upgraded model of the dependable ETA 2824, providing an influence reserve of 80 hours. There’s additionally a steadiness spring created from non-magnetic compensating alloy Nivachron.
Three variations can be found, there once more providing nice worth. The blue dial metal mannequin comes on a perforated calfskin strap and retails for EUR 1,125. The black dial metal mannequin comes on a metal bracelet and retails for EUR 1,195. Final, there’s a rose gold PVD-steel model with a white dial and perforated calfskin strap at EUR 1,270.
Fast details: 38mm x 11.47mm – chrome steel (or PVD-Metal) case – sapphire crystals – water-resistant to 100m – H-10 automated calibre – 4Hz and 80-hour energy reserve – perforated calfskin leather-based strap with folding buckle or metal bracelet – from EUR 1,125
The Hamilton Jazzmaster Performer Automated 34mm
The third model and final model of the Jazzmaster Performer is available in a 34mm case with extra female accents, particularly for the model with a mother-of-pearl dial and satin strap.
Just like the 38mm, these metal fashions are powered by the automated H-10 calibre. 4 variations can be found. The blue dial mannequin comes on a perforated calfskin strap and retails for EUR 1,125. The blue dial and black dial metal fashions on metal bracelet retail for EUR 1,195. The final mannequin includes a mother-of-pearl dial and a satin strap and retails for EUR 1,270.
Fast details: 34mm x 11.18mm – chrome steel (or PVD-Metal) case – sapphire crystals – water-resistant to 100m – H-10 automated calibre – 4Hz and 80-hour energy reserve – perforated calfskin leather-based strap with folding buckle or metal bracelet – from EUR 1,125
For extra info, please go to www.hamiltonwatch.com.