The original watch featured a protective cover and was the exclusive property of sportsmen destined for the great, dusty and damp outdoors. Today’s wearers safeguard their own time with an intricately decorated folding flap ensuring the dial is for their eyes only.
Hamilton Flintridge Gent
At first glance the closed Flintridge Gent reminds of an intricate 1930s radio microphone. The cover hosts a Clous de Paris pattern, interrupted only by two peepholes for the day and date, plus an embossed logo. Raising the “lid” reveals a silver-colored dial, also with a stamped Clous de Paris centerpiece, and dauphine-shaped, polished hands.
The H-40 movement, with 80 hours of power reserve, is visible through the case back. Giving today’s Flintridge an unmistakably modern air is the layered architecture of the case with the distinctive finishes of its various surfaces. Its soave signature is a grey leather strap.
Only 999 watches will be available.
Hamilton Flintridge Lady
The secret of the 2014 Flintridge Lady is pure feminine charm. A polished cover appears to emit sunrays from a round opening just above the 6 o’clock position. Shining through this opening is a cluster of seven diamonds, a tempting invitation to raise the protective covering.
The silver-colored dial, with finely shaped hands and applied indexes, along with the case’s smooth surfaces, bring more elegant touches combined with an astute eye for detail.
The watch is worn on a burgundy strap. Only 999 ladies will own one of these limited edition watches.