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— 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.

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