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Hamilton Expands its Sporty Jazzmaster Performer Collection with 9 New References

Hamilton's modern all-rounder in multiple new tastes, keeping the good vibe of the original collection.

| By Brice Goulard | 4 min read |

Released about a year ago, the Jazzmaster Performer collection was Hamilton’s answer for a range of all-rounder, go-anywhere do-anything modern sporty watches. Mostly known for its connection with cinema and its successful vintage/military-inspired watches, the Performer was of a different breed. Sportier, more dynamic, more modern overall and yet sleek, it made a good impression and continues to do so with 9 new references to be presented in all segments of the collection. 

As we said at the time of its presentation, the Hamilton Jazzmaster Performer Collection was not meant to pay tribute to the brand’s military roots, it was not inspired by one of the movies where the brand was featured and it wasn’t a reproduction of a glorious past model. The Jazzmaster Performer is a modern creation meant for daily use, with practicality and robustness in mind. There is a 42mm chronograph and time-only automatic models in 38mm or 34mm. The lines of the model are dynamic but classic, and the sporty spin is enhanced with scaled bezels, either with a 60-minute graduation or a tachymeter scale. Following the inaugural and already expansive collection, the brand now introduces 9 new references, mostly colour and bracelet variations.


The collection’s flagship, the Jazzmaster Performer Automatic Chronograph is a large and powerful watch with a slight racing inspiration. Measuring 42mm in diameter with a height of 15.2mm, it has a strong presence on the wrist. The sporty spin is enhanced by racing vibes provided by the fixed tachymeter bezel. The crown screws down, and the water-resistance is rated at 100m.

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The dial, which features a classic 3-6-9 layout and a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock, has a sunray-brushed finish and silver-toned rings around the sub-counters. New for 2024 are two references, one with an already existing dark blue dial but now matched to a 3-link steel bracelet, the other with a pale blue (blue-grey) dial also worn on a steel bracelet. Inside the Jazzmaster Performer Automatic Chronograph is the calibre H-31, based on a Valjoux 7753 architecture with a reworked kinematic chain and a balance spring made from the NIvachron. The power reserve is now rated at 60 hours.

These new Hamilton Jazzmaster Performer Automatic Chronograph models are now available from the brand alongside other members of the collection, not limited and at EUR 2,525, CHF 2,240 or USD 2,245.

Quick facts: 42mm x 15.22mm – stainless steel case – sapphire crystals – dark or pale blue dials with sunray-brushed finishing – steel bezel with tachymeter scale – water-resistant to 100m – H-31 calibre, automatic chronograph – 4Hz and 60-hour power reserve – 3-link steel bracelet with folding clasp – reference H36616140 (dark blue) and H36656140 (pale blue) – EUR 2,525 / CHF 2,240 / USD 2,245


A sleeker take on the same concept, the time-only Jazzmaster Performer Automatic comes in a pleasantly sized 38mm case, with a controlled height of 11.5mm. The tachymeter scale is replaced here by a bezel inscribed with a 60-minute scale and a much thinner profile, giving it a slender, slightly more elegant look. Still, the watch retains sporty specs with a 100m water-resistance and a screw-down crown.

New for 2024, the collection gets a white dial previously only paired with a gold PVD-coated case now in classic steel, paired with a steel bracelet and a black bezel, as well as a classic dark blue, sunray-brushed dial with a steel bezel and a steel bracelet. Inside is the calibre H10, Hamilton’s version of the Powermatic 80, the upgraded version of the reliable ETA 2824, offering a power reserve of 80 hours. Now available at EUR 1,225, CHF 1,075 or USD 1,045.

Quick facts: 38mm x 11.47mm – stainless steel case – sapphire crystals – dark blue with steel bezel or white dial with black PVD bezel – water-resistant to 100m – H-10 automatic calibre – 4Hz and 80-hour power reserve – 3-link steel bracelet with folding clasp – reference H36215140 (dark blue) and H36205110 (white) – EUR 1,225 / CHF 1,075 / USD 1,045


Last, the brand also expands its feminine version of the time-only Jazzmaster Performer Automatic with a 34mm diameter. While slimmer and smaller, the watch retains the same sporty attributes as the two aforementioned versions – sapphire crystal, scaled bezel and 100m water-resistance.

The main novelty of this 2024 collection is the arrival of bright, colourful dials. Available in dark blue, pink, silver, light purple or light green, all are paired with a brushed 60-minute steel bezel and a 3-link bracelet closed by a folding clasp. Inside is the same movement as the 34mm version, meaning the calibre H-10 with 80h power reserve and anti-magnetic Nivachron hairspring. Now available from EUR 1,225, CHF 1,075 or USD 1,045.

Quick facts: 34mm x 11.18mm – stainless steel case – sapphire crystals – Dark blue, pink, silver, purple, green dials with sunray-brushed finish – steel bezel with 60-minute scale – water-resistant to 100m – H-10 automatic calibre – 4Hz and 80-hour power reserve – 3-link steel bracelet with folding clasp – reference H36115140 (dark blue) H36105171 (pink) H36105150 (silver) H36105170 (light purple) and H36105160 (green) – EUR 1,225 / CHF 1,075 / USD 1,045

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4 responses

  1. Such a shame that they don’t make a 40mm chronograph version. And either ditch the date altogether or make it operable from the crown. A hole in the side of the case is always ugly. Yes I know high end brands like JLC and PP have done it as well, I still think it’s a lack of engineering to perfection.

  2. To add: the grey chronograph version could have been such a winner. If only they had also matched the date wheel to the dial. I wonder why they did it on one version but not the other. If they could then shave off 1 or 2 mm thickness by giving it a solid caseback, I’d also be much happier. The movement is not decorated anyways, nothing to see.

  3. I Don’t like the date on that 42mm chronograph. But other than that is a gorgeous watch.

  4. Really nice looking chronograph, I would consider buying it if it was hand-wound. Not a fan of automatic watches.

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