Since 2011, Hamilton has been a proud partner of the world-famous Air Zermatt mountain rescue service. In 2018, Hamilton presents two special watches to mark the team’s 50th anniversary.
Air Zermatt is arguably the most famous air rescue service in the world. It employs 65 people and operates nine helicopters across three bases in the beautiful Valais region of Switzerland, which is famous for its towering peaks, including the Matterhorn.
The Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono Air Zermatt Limited Edition houses the H-21-Si, the first Hamilton chronograph movement with a silicon hairspring. In addition, the movement has been precision certified by COSC (ContrôleOfficiel Suisse des Chronomètres) as a chronometer.
Just 100 pieces of the Limited Edition Air Zermatt watch will be made. 50 pieces will be presented to the Air Zermatt team and the remaining 50 will be made available for sale exclusively in Switzerland. In addition to limited edition numbering, each watch bears the name and serial number of one of Air Zermatt’s helicopters from the past 50 years, or one of the service’s main landing spots to differentiate it, making each piece unique.
The watch also features the Air Zermatt logo on the metal rivets of the leather strap and on the counterweight of the second hand. The team’s distinctive bright blue glacial accents are featured throughout the multilevel black dial, while the characteristically X-shape visible between the pushers and crowns surrounding the case complete the sporty look.
The Khaki Pilot Day Date is the second Air Zermatt special edition. The ultra-readable black dial with contrasting numerals and indexes in blue Super-LumiNova® ensures accurate dial reading even during night flights, while the H-40 automatic movement with 80-hour power reserve makes sure your watch is always ready to fly.
These watches are the third and fourth that Hamilton and Air Zermatt as aviation innovators have developed together following the Khaki Flight Timer and Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono Limited Edition.
Model: Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono Air Zermatt Limited Edition (H77776531)
Case: 45mm stainless steel with rotating bezel
Dial: Black dial with three counters and blue details
Hands : Nickeled hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova®, blue and white lacquered seconds hand with Air Zermatt logo counterweight
Movement: Automatic chronograph H-21-Si with 60-hour power reserve and day date function
Bracelet: Brown leather strap with H buckle and Air Zermatt logo rivet
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m)
Special features: COSC certified, limited edition 100 pieces, silicon hairspring
Model: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Air Zermatt Special Edition (H64625731, H64625131)
Case: 42mm stainless steel
Dial: Black dial with indexes and numerals with blue Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Nickeled hour and minute hands with blue Super-LumiNova®, blue and white lacquered seconds hand with Air Zermatt logo counterweight
Movement: Automatic H-40 with 80-hour power reserve and day date function
Bracelet: Black leather strap with hot stamped Hamilton aviation logo and H buckle; Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m)
Special features: Air Zermatt case back engraving