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The New Hamilton Pan-Europ, MSRP $1825 and an LE of 1971 PiecesWe’re suckers for a great heritage piece, and we can tell you, Hamilton has a killer with their new Pan-Europ. But first, a little about the original.
The first Cheap Rolex Watches Pan-Europ was introduced by Hamilton in 1971 and featured a movement that was co-developed on a Buren base along with Heuer and Breitling, a movement you have seen in Heuer’s Monaco and Autavia (known as the Caliber 11) and in Breitling’s “Chrono-Matic” pieces. Hamilton used these movements in their Fontainebleu pieces, in addition to the Pan-Europs. These watches, with the date aperture at 6 o’clock and the left-side winding crown, have a cult following all their own.
Now, Hamilton has released a tribute to the Pan-Europ that looks very much like the original, but with a few differences. First, you’ll notice Hamilton has chosen Fake Rolex Daytona For Sale not to use an updated chrono-matic movement, but rather gone with a tradition crown and pusher placement. The movement, dubbed the H31, is a modified Valjoux 7753. Hamilton has made the movement much more robust, and increased the power reserve for this model.
The watch does retain the blue dial and bezel that made the Pan-Europ famous to begin with, along with the oversized case (which is now 45mm, btw). The Pan-Europ comes on a brown aviator style strap, and will be a limited edition of 1,971 pieces.
The price of the Pan-Europ will be $1825 when it hits retailers later this year.
Oh, and because we’re us – we’ve found an original Hamilton Pan-Europ from 1971 for sale. Click here for details on that.
DID YOU KNOW? Not only was 1971 the year the Pan-Europ was released, but it was also the same year Hamilton joined the Swatch Group (then called SSIH).
Both Hamilton Pan-Europ Models: The Original In Back, The Pre-Basel Model Up FrontThe caseback of the new Hamilton Pan-EuropAn Original Hamilton Pan-Europ from 1971
I love the idea of having a vintage watch re-issue. You get the vintage look without the expensive upkeep. Plus Hamilton is a great secret right now. You get a quality Swiss ETA movement, at a relatively modest price.
In my collection, I own a Hamilton Jazz Master and have been very pleased with it. I been considering adding another Hamilton, and this Pan-Europ is tempting, although I think I would change the wrist band.