Thank You For Smoking —
— Hamilton has added to its American Classic family of timepieces with new versions of the venerable Intra-matic Auto. e new American Classic Intra-matic models are notable for their curved, smoked-finish dials that are known as “fumé” dials. e lighter shade in each dial’s center gradually increases in intensity as it radiates toward the edges, with the color effects changing depending on the light and imparting a “patina” effect that calls to mind the look of well-aged leather. e cases are either a modest 38 mm, or a more contemporary 42 mm, in diameter and made of stainless steel, steel with rose-gold PVD, or steel with yellow-gold PVD, with each case color-coordinated with its smoke-effect dial. Combinations include steel case with warm gray dial, rose-gold PVD case with “Havana brown” dial, and yellowgold PVD with “bourbon” dial. e soft-touch calf leather straps, outfitted with simple pin buckles, are available in a complementary array of styles, from black to coffee-brown, and a stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp is also available for the gray-dial models in both sizes. e new Hamilton Intra-matics are outfitted with a slim, self-winding movement, an ETA 2892-A2, on display through an exhibition caseback, which powers the watch’s time (on yellow- gold- or rose-gold-colored hands) and date display (in a window at 6 o’clock). is reliable Swiss-made movement has a frequency of 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours. e dial’s printed hour indexes are simple, slender baton shapes that contrast with the dials, and the Hamilton logo directly beneath 12 o’clock is in a vintage font that is authentic to the watch’s historical forebears. Prices for the Hamilton Intramatic models are $945 and $1,045, respectively, for the steelcase/gray dial model in 38-mm and 42-mm sizes; and $995 and $1,145, respectively, for the yellow-goldand-rose-gold-pvd models in the 38-mm and 42-mm versions.