As befitting its name, Hamilton is an American watch-making institution. Although like many brands it was absorbed into the Swiss SWATCH group during the quartz crisis, it is still thought of as one of the finest watch brands to have come out of America. With this Intra-matic Auto Chrono model, Hamilton offers a vintage revival with modern Swiss enhancements. Hamiltion was not the first watchmaker to release an automatic chronograph, but it was close. Together with Heuer, Breitling and Dubois-Depraz, Hamilton formed a group competing in the early 1960’s to develop the first automatic chronograph. The group didn’t succeed in producing the first, but they did create one of the best automatic chronograph calibers.