There is a reason why panda chronographs are so coveted by vintage watch collectors and this Hamilton Panda Chronomatic is the perfect testament to that. With striking black subdials that contrasts against the polar white dial, it is just downright attractive on the wrist. Furthermore, it is accentuated by a black outer tachymeter scale and a very wearable 37mm stainless steel case, what’s not to love!
What really sets this particular example apart is the state that it comes in. This is perhaps the best example of a Hamilton Panda Chronomatic out there, being barely used at all in its lifetime. It not only comes in mint condition but also as a full set with its inner and outer box, certificate AND even a little standing card that dealers used to advertise the watch. Words really cannot do it justice, just take a look at the photos.
Powering this watch is a self-winding Cal. 11 and it is one of the most historically important movements ever produced. While there is a dispute as to whether the first automatic chronograph movement was produced the Seiko 6139, Zenith El Primero or by Heuer/Breitling/Hamilton with the Cal.11, the general consensus is that it shares just as much prestige as the other movements.
You will not find another example like this easily.