|Material:||14K solid yellow gold|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||27.50mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||42mm|
The Piping Rock Hamilton is the pinnacle of the company’s watch making and design. It may be the quintessential American wristwatch with the Hamilton Rutledge. The first edition came in 1920’s and the second edition in the 1940’s. The black enameled round bezel of this 14K solid yellow gold is framed in a tonneau case. The bezel displays the hours chapter with Roman numerals from one to twelve while the cream beautiful patina dial has a sub dial at 6 o’clock for the seconds. The watch has moveable lugs and blue Cathedrale shape hands. Inside the 14K sold gold case you have engraved “Piping Rock – Hamilton W. Co. – Lancaster PA – 14K gold – S517813”. It is a manual winding movement with caliber 747 numbered Y269914.
The company was founded in 1892 and in 1900; over 50% of the population had a watch from Hamilton Watch Co in Lancaster, PA. In 1915, Hamilton started the production of the caliber 986. During the art deco period, Hamilton had tremendous success with the “Coronado”, “Spur” and “Piping Rock”. Then came the 982 calibre in the 1930’s and the famous caliber 500. In 1937, the company supplied the US army. In 1966, Hamilton took over Buren watch. In 1969, it stopped to produce mechanical watch in the US. Then came the revolutionary “Pulsar”. Today, the company is own by the Swatch Group.
Manual wind sub second movement (1947) with caliber 747, 17 jewels and 18000 bph. It is numbered Y269914.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 32mm
Length including lugs: 42mm