Hamilton's Latest Khaki Aviation Iteration Pays Tribute to the 1970s British Royal Air Force
Carrying a hand-wound mechanical movement.
American-Swiss watchmaker Hamilton is now celebrating the 1970s British Royal Air Force with its latest Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical Chrono. With a design based on the very timepiece issued to members of the RAF decades prior, Hamilton’s latest aviation model offers a vintage-inspired look, pairing a 40mm brushed stainless steel case with a classic black dial adorned with faux patina indexes, hands, and subdials by 3 and 9 o’clock.
Two pushers on either side of the crown allow for easy access to the chronograph function, which itself is powered by the watchmaker’s exclusive H-51-Si mechanical hand-wound movement with a power reserve of 60 hours. Completing the watch is a sturdy domed sapphire crystal, a vegetable-tanned brown calf leather strap and a water resistance of 100m.
For those interested, the new Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical Chrono will be available soon over on the watchmaker’s site for $2,045 USD.
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