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Sale price$1,950.00

Dial Color:Carbon
Bracelet:Solid-link Stainless Steel

Welcome to your new favorite watch. Solid and dependable without sacrificing style, the Burnham model features the world’s first-ever removable case-cap. Designed by the Hampden Watch Company in Chicago, this patent-pending innovation exposes the beautiful Swiss movement while allowing you to switch effortlessly to a customized case back engraved with meaning for you.

The bold numerals of the Burnham encircle, a power-reserve indicator and small second-hand dial were inspired by 1920s-era designs from our......

  • Swiss Made
  • 31 Jewels Sellita 279-A Automatic Mechanical Movement
  • 42mm Surgical Quality Stainless Steel Case
  • 22mm Integrated Quick Release Solid Link Metal Band And Two Leather Straps
  • Power Reserve Dial, Small Second Dial, Calendar
  • Sapphire Crystal, Sapphire Exhibition Back
  • Swiss Super Luminova "Grade-A" Lume
  • Exhibition Back
  • 5-ATM Water Resistant
  • Custom-Engraved Case Back
  • Patented Interchangeable Case Cap

Exhibition Back

This patent-pending innovation exposes the beautiful Swiss movement while allowing you to switch effortlessly to a custom engraved case cap personalized for you.

Engrave Memories

Case caps are engraved with your special design as a tribute to life’s largest milestones.

Exchange Your Case Caps

Switch out your engraved case cap with another. Celebrate all of the special moments at the turn of a dial.


Daniel Burnham's contributions to architecture and urban planning left an indelible mark on the city of Chicago. His emphasis on beauty, order, and functionality in urban design has been a huge influence in the design of our first Model in the Centennial Watch Collection.

Swiss Made

The Burnham is the first watch of the Hampden Centennial Collection, and we wanted to make it special. We could think of no better way, than to collaborate with our cousins at Marathon Watch of Canada, the second-oldest watch company in North America. Marathon’s founder Morris Wein, and our founder Hyman Wein were brothers.
Marathon agreed to assemble The Burnham in their Swiss factory in La Chaux-de-fonds. We thought it was a fitting way to honor our multi-generational family story.

The quality is exceptional and the personal message from my dad on the back is special to me.

Jonathan S. | Watch Enthusiast

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In the details

The Story

The Story

The great 19th century Chicago architect Daniel Burnham famously advised us all to “make no little plans”. Burnham’s vision for Chicago was ambitious, audacious — and brilliant. When you walk the streets of our city, make big plans.




42mm diameter, 12.2mm depth


316L Surgical quality stainless steel.


High polish with brushed features


Stainless steel bezel with our unique scallop design.


Matte coloured dial with sun-ray embossed second sub-dial. Index is a polished nickel Arabic applied index with white printed second track and white Super-LumiNova grade A rectangular markers. Brilliant red power reserve markers to indicate low energy. Polished nickel date frame at three o’clock.


Polished hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova grade A arrow tips. Polished small second hand and a deep red power reserve marker.


Oversized stainless steel onion crown with embossed Hampden logo.


Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Sapphire exhibition back.


Brushed and polished three link stainless steel bracelet with deployment clasp. Steel bracelet can easily be removed with quick release.


Each watch comes with two carefully selected Italian leather straps with stainless steel buckles. Easily interchangeable with quick release.


5 ATM / 50 meters / 164 feet



Reliable and offers accurate timekeeping and versatility. Its Swiss-made pedigree and compatibility with our Model 1 design make the Sellita 279-A a popular choice for many watch enthusiasts.


Swiss Made Sellita 279-A automatic mechanical movement


Hours, minutes, small second, date indicator and power reserve function




Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing

Power Reserve

38 hours

Gift Worthy Packaging

Gift Worthy Packaging

Stained black wood box with silver branded accents. Interior is lined with dark blue suede and our Hampden logo in silver on the lid. The watch is held with a dark blue suede cushion and there are two compartments for additional straps and our patented interchangeable case back cap.

Interchangeable Case Caps

After purchasing, we will reach out to you to book your exclusive design consultation with one of our designers. If you have a sample design or just an idea, our experts are here to help you engrave your special memory.



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Create an Heirloom

Work with our design artists and create an heirloom to pass down for generations.