The Jazzmaster has never been Hamilton’s most exciting offering, but they are very versatile. The latest addition to the line is the Jazzmaster Skeleton Auto and updated version of the previous model from 2020 with a new dial shape and 36mm options.
Have you ever looked at a skeleton dial and thought it looked too busy or messy? That’s not the case here, as the dial is still legible with the cut-outs acting more as accents rather than the focus. The hands and indices are needle sharp and thin, allowing for maximum legibility without interfering or competing with the skeletonised dial. It’s a mixture of style and form working in tandem.
Beneath dial you can see the Calibre H-10-S and once again, the cut-outs have been well utilised here by actually showcasing the features of the movement. For example, the balance wheel and mainspring barrel are highlighted via the circular window. The H-10-S is based on the Powermatic 80 like most Swatch Group brands, and so boasts an 80-hour power reserve with a 3Hz beat rate.
There are two dial variants of the 40mm version in either navy blue or silver with rose gold details. The silver dial arrives on a green leather strap, while the blue has the option of either a brown leather strap or steel bracelet.
The 36mm versions have the option of either a plum or rose dial choices. The plum dial arrives on either a pink leather strap or steel bracelet, while the rose dial is only available on a plum leather strap.
The 40mm case features a large sweep and slight shoulders while being 11mm thick though the 36mm case is slightly thinner at 10.5mm. Not the thinnest of pieces, but it should still sit neatly against your wrist without looking like a tumorous growth. There’s also 50m of water resistance should you decide to take this out onto the water.
If the skeletonised dial didn’t offer enough of a view of the movement, you can just flip the watch over at peek at it through the exhibition caseback.
These are available now and pricing is as follows:
- 36mm with strap: $1,925 AUD
- 36mm with bracelet: $2,075 AUD
- 40mm with strap: $2,075 AUD
- 40mm with bracelet: $2,200 AUD