Hamilton Unveils The Jazzmaster Face 2 Face III Watch

Hamilton reinterprets the idea of a rotating case design.


Only occasionally in the world of horology does a watch appear that seems to rewrite the rules; one such series of watches is Hamilton’s Jazzmaster Face 2 Face. The Jazzmaster Face 2 Face was first introduced in 2013 and is a part of a group of modern watches and concepts. With the inventive notion that a watch can have two faces instead of the traditional one. Although a dual-face design had been thought of before, Hamilton’s penchant for the unusual was evident in that innovative design. Now 10 years after the release of the inaugural Face 2 Face watch, Hamilton has just released the third chapter in the swiveling Jazzmaster Face 2 Face saga with a limited edition model, the Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face III.

First and foremost, Hamilton chose a round shape for this third watch in the Face 2 Face series instead of an oval one, since the previous two watches were ellipsis-shaped. The case has lavishly beveled edges, with gingerly contours, and distinct couplers where the lugs join the rest of the case. Given that there is barely a space between the case and the bezel, the alternate polishing and brushing of the surfaces help hide the rotating aspect. Two dials are showcased on this 44mm x 17.25mm round rotating case, one of which is a time-telling face with chronograph features and the other with measurement scales and an exhibition movement. With short, protruding lugs and teardrop-shaped chronograph pushers, the lug-to-lug length is 50mm and 5 bar (50 m) water resistance.

The primary dial has a dark grey base and a saturated blue on the seconds hand and chronograph’s hours subdial. The three subdials are completely different from one another in size and style, accompanied by pointed hands. The dial is enveloped by a date wheel, a strip with day-date is found beneath the Hamilton logo. The secondary dial has a single blue hand, responsible for the readings of the tachymeter, pulsometer and heart rates.

Hamilton H-41 automatic movement powers both sides of the dualist model with a power reserve of 60 hours. The Hamilton Jazzmaster Face-2-Face III is paired with a brown leather strap augmented by blue stitching on both sides. It is limited to 999 pieces worldwide with a price tag of CHF 2,995 / EUR 2,995 / USD 2,995.

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