In the Khaki X-Wind Limited Edition, sophisticated design houses a drift-angle calculator to satisfy the technical and aesthetic demands of all aviation enthusiasts. Proudly rooted in Hamilton’s century-long heritage of aviation firsts, this timepiece is a code share of horological fascination and contemporary styling. This special limited edition will be sought after by pilots and wannabe pilots the world over.
When an aircraft is flying in a crosswind situation, a correction must be made in order to keep it from being blown away from its desired path. This correction is called the “Drift Angle” and can be calculated with the Khaki X-Wind Limited Edition.
The dial of the Khaki X-Wind Limited Edition presents a fascinating 3D effect. With its stepped architecture, the multi-level form navigates the eye to its chosen destination, whether it’s one of the chronograph’s three counters, the date window at nine o’clock, or the surrounding rim and turning bezel with their finely marked digits. Mirroring the multi-dimensional theme are contrasting metallic finishes on the bi-color dial, incorporating sand blasting and brushing, as well as the combination of stainless steel and rubber on the easy to grip bezel and pushers. An X shape between the pusher and crown draws the eye and skeletonized hands recall cockpit instruments. The dependable engine of this limited edition watch is Hamilton’s own, Swiss-made H-21 movement with 60 hours of power reserve.
A total of four models make up the 2014 Khaki X-Wind Limited Edition. The key differentiator is the color scheme of the dial with two options available – one in brushed black and brushed dark grey; the other with sunray silver coloring and brushed dark grey. There are 1,999 of each of these designs, every one numbered to verify its authenticity. A black rubber strap underlines the sporty statement, finished with an H-shaped pin buckle. To accentuate the refined character of this iconic pilots’ watch, wearers can opt for a classical stainless steel bracelet.
Model: Hamilton X-Wind Limited Edition
H-21 chronograph with 60 hours of power reserve
Case, dial and strap
Size: 45 mm
Case: Stainless steel with rubber
Dial: Multi-level in sunray black and brushed dark grey or sunray silver-colored and brushed dark grey, nickel applied or black colored indexes with Superluminova
Strap: 3-row stainless steel bracelet or black rubber strap with a new skeletonised pin buckle
Crystal: Sapphire with antireflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar (100m)
Suggested retail price starting from CHF 2200.00/USD 2’395.00/ EURO 1’800.00