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Hamilton has launched a new version of one of its basic models equipped with an elegant case and available in two sizes suiting both men and women.

As the year draws to a close, the Boulton by Hamilton, a popular model from the 1940s, is making a comeback in the brand’s catalogue as part of the American Classic collection. The collection includes watches combining a style inspired by the company’s American roots along with Swiss movements. The previous models stood out, among other things, for the watch cases in highly individual shapes, half way between a rectangle and a tonneau (barrel) shape. For this new model, the case is made of steel and has the same curves as the original. It houses a slightly redesigned silvery white dial beneath a bevelled sapphire glass. Stylised black Roman numeral have replaced the Arabic figures on the original. The watch hands are blue.

hamilton boulton closeupWhile the visual layout underlines the retro aspect of the watch, the small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock adds to its elegant look. Similarly, the choice of straps, rounded off by a tang buckle, reinforces the impression of timeless elegance. The calf leather straps are dressed in midnight blue, ruby red or mahogany brown. Thanks to the Easyclick system, it’s easy to change them to match your mood or style.

Unlike the 20th century models, the new watches are powered by a quartz movement.

Hamilton has made the Boulton in two sizes, 23.50 x 27.40mm and 27.30 x 31.10mm. Both watches can be worn by women or men.

Price: 495 EUR

By Dan Diaconu