HAMIL­TON

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WHO THEY ARE The Hamil­ton Watch Com­pany was set up in 1892 and quickly be­came fa­mous for the ac­cu­racy of its pocket watches used by rail­road com­pa­nies. It pro­duced its first wrist­watch in 1917. Its watches and marine chronome­ters have been used by the US armed forces. CLAIM TO FAME The brand’s early watches were so ac­cu­rate that at least 12 of them are now col­lectibles. In 1957, it in­tro­duced the world’s first elec­tric watch, the Hamil­ton Elec­tric 500. It came in a va­ri­ety of asym­met­ri­cal mod­els, in­clud­ing the Ven­tura. WHAT’S HOT The Jazzmas­ter Face 2 Face fea­tur­ing a ro­tat­ing case that houses two di­als. One side shows a sporty chrono­graph, while the other dis­plays an el­e­gant three-hand dial. RETAILS AT All Watches, Cortina Watch, City Chain, Dick­son Watch & Jewellery, Eastern 313, Gas­san Watches, Pres­tige Time, Vin­cent Watch, Watches of Switzer­land

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