Hamilton and aviation: a 100-year-long flight

The company celebrates a century-long bond with aviation with the new Khaki Pilot Auto Day-Date

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It was founded in 1892 in the United States, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and despite its movements are Swiss, even today Hamilton is the perfect representation of that American dream for which, if you really want, everything is possible.

It is 1918, when the Hamilton timepieces became the official timing devices for the first American airmail services between Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York. In 1926 a watch of the maison took over the times of the first flight to the North Pole and, four years later, the fame of aeronautical timepiece maker allows Hamilton to become the official watch supplier of the four major US airlines, as well as responsible for the timing of the first coast to coast air service between New York and San Francisco. Therefore, celebrating the hundred years of its relationship with aviation is not just a celebration of technical skills, because punctuality and precision, in this case, translate into something much deeper: progress.

It is for this reason that the current collection of Hamilton, from 2017 also Official Timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race, continues to fulfill the wishes of modern pilots, with models able to store up to 20 flights over two different time zones, equipped with specific meters for monitoring landing speed, drift angle and fuel availability.

Responds to the needs of perfect readability (and a vintage style that does not hurt thanks to the leather strap, inspired by the leather jackets worn by the old pilots of the US aviation) the new Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date, animated by an automatic movement -40, with 80 hours of power reserve. The 42 mm steel case with dark brown PVD treatment has a dial with sand-colored Super-LumiNova indexes and numbers that glow in fluo green, allowing you to see the dial perfectly even during night flights.


















































































































Article taken from https://www.gqitalia.it/moda/orologi/2018/04/18/orologi-hamilton-e-laviazione-un-volo-lungo-100-anni/

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