The Khaki SkyMaster UTC pays tribute Hamilton chronometers of 1940’s integrating sidereal time, which measured time relative to the motion of the stars around the earth, as opposed to that of the sun. This new trio of timepieces with GMT functionality uses contemporary design and current airport abbreviations to celebrate the impressive voyage that navigational timekeeping has made to modernity.
Hamilton Khaki SkyMaster UTC comes in a sturdy, 42 mm stainless steel case, an antimagnetic Swiss GMT movement and water resistance to a pressure of up to 30 bar (300 m). The 24 different time zones, set manually via a pusher at 2 o’clock, use the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 3-letter airport codes as reference points. These include more familiar ones such as JFK and LAX, and extend to faraway destinations like Honolulu and Ponta Delgada in the Azores.
The Hamilton Khaki SkyMaster UTC line comes with a choice of dial color, between white, silver and cool grey, and easy-to-read digits contrast in either black or white. On the back of the case is a traditional Hamilton crest, together with engraved inscriptions confirming the timepiece’s Swiss origins and the antimagnetic quality of its movement. The broad scope of modern materials is matched by dynamic creativity, with attachments available in a specially developed rubber-backed sailcloth, or in leather resembling that used for craftsmen’s aprons in days gone by.
- Case: Stainless steel,42 mm
- Dial: Black, silver-colored or grey
- Attachment: Black rubber-backed sailcloth, black or brown leather with crocodile pattern
- Movement: GMT 2893 / Antimagnetic
- Crystal Sapphire
- Water resistance: 30 bar (300 m)/435 psi (984 ft)
- Swiss made
- Recommended Public Price: Ca 1295 USD / 945 € / 1250 CHF / 9500 RMB
- Launch April 2011
Airports: IPC, ACA, JFK, CAY, RIO, PDL, KEF, LON, MUC, CAI, PSG, DXB, KHI, DAC, BKK, HKG, HDN, SYD, NOU, AKL, MDY, HNL, JNU, LAX