In 1969, the group that would become the official winner of automatic chronograph race revealed in Baselworld that it made the Caliber 11 movement. The team that took home this glory consisted of Breitling, Buren, Hamilton, Heuer and Dupois-Dupraz. Shortly thereafter Hamilton releases the Hamilton Chronomatic. This set retailed in the summer of 1969 for around $200. That was a lot of money back in those days and one would argue that it could count as a down payment for a car which cost around $1,700 at the time. The watch and movement that changed the game is still sought after by collectors worldwide. Hamilton (which is now owned by the Swatch group) made history again by announcing a new Intra-matic similar to the Chrono-matic of 1969. The Caliber 11 is now 50 years old (1969-2019) and it's one of the greatest achivements in horological history.
This beautiful example of the Chronomatic Panda has been fully serviced. The case is in great shape. The dial and hands has original lume as one might expect for a vintage timepiece. This piece is paired by a strap made by myself.
Movement: Caliber 11
Case: Steel, Unpolished
Size: 36.8mm without crown
Case Thickness incl. Plexie: 13.9mm
Lug Width: 19mm
Lug to Lug: 41.2mm