Hamilton Pan Europ Chronograph: Classic Automatic | 45mm | Ref. # H35756735
Here is a near-mint example of the classic Pan Europ Chronograph from Hamilton. This watch was taken in on trade from a Canadian collector for a new Marathon JDD
The Hamilton Pan Europ Chronograph comes in a 45mm wide almost tonneau-shaped case with a round dial. The design is common to many sport and dive watches of the 1970s. It looks great on the wrist and the panda-style coloring on the dial with the red accents makes it an instant classic. The dial design is honestly not that novel, but rather a very clever assortment of existing elements arranged into an overall very satisfying design.
the dial depth is visually pleasing as the sloped flange ring is cut with the applied hour markers. Squared hands are classic and easy to read while a good level of lume coats the dial. Around the dial is a rotating diver’s style bezel. This example has the more desirable black dial (ref. H35756735), Symmetry and traditional class make the Pan Europ a great looking sport watch. It is a unique model, and as such, represents an interesting watch. The Hamilton Pan Europ originally retailed for $1,945.
Information re: Hamilton H-31 caliber:
The H-31 is a powerful automatic chronograph movement based on the Valjoux 7750 featuring an extended 60-hour power reserve, making it perfect for the demands of the sportiest of models. With an H pattern design on the oscillating bridge, there’s no mistaking who made this movement. The extended power reserve was done by lowering the frequency of the balance wheel to 3 versus 4Hz, and increasing the size of the mainspring barrel (as Hamilton did on the famous model 22 chronometer deck watch during WWII).
Pictures are of the actual watch. The watch includes the boxes, original warranty card from an authorized retailer in Quebec (from 2016, expired), instruction book, a black padded leather strap with red stitching and adjustable deployment clasp (pictured on watch, retail over $95) as well as a second original Hamilton strap in chocolate brown leather with white stitching is included.
Enjoy the classic look of the Hamilton Pan Europ for many years!