Dr. Jekyll's timepiece

Face Value: Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face

October 15, 2013 Style By Photo by Hamilton

Just in case your budget is a bit thin for a pair of new timepieces or your multiple personalities can’t agree on which watch to wear, Hamilton has just the answer. One side of the new Jazzmaster Face 2 Face ($6,195) is a chronograph to match your high-performing, detail-oriented style while the reverse is an elegant time-only timepiece suitable for more understated affairs. While we’ve seen dual-face watches before, none have done it quite like this, with a chrono and a three-hander side by side.

Separate movements drive each side of the Face 2 Face (ETA 2094 for the chronograph, ETA 2671 for the time-only side) so the timepiece can double as a dual-time-zone traveler. The back of each movement is visible next to the dial of the opposite one, and skeletonized rotors give a nearly unrestricted view of the workings beneath so you can admire an oscillating balance wheel while checking the time. The 53 x 44-millimeter stainless steel case with dual sapphire crystals is on the large side, but should be quite wearable thanks to its horizontal oval; the whole case flips over when you’re ready for a change of wrist scenery. Better line up your alter egos — this piece is limited to 888 pieces.

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