Hemel HFT20 Night Ops Edition

Hemel unveils the Night Ops edition, a new iteration of their aviation inspired and popular HFT20 watch.

This new watch comes with two bezel options: a ceramic insert timing bezel or a naval grade, 316L stainless steel second time zone bezel. Like the original HFT20, the Night Ops edition case is also 316L stainless steel with sapphire crystal and a screw-down back. The detailed lug design incorporates a subtle bevel and provides an undeniable touch of elegance.

The VK64 mecha-quartz movement featuring the sweeping second hand offers the same exact feel of a mechanical time piece.

The Hemel Flight Series HFT20 is a true homage to the legendary timepieces issued to pilots of different Air Forces beginning in the 1950s. With subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock, the dial and bezels provides an uncluttered reading interface with Superluminova C3 for low light conditions. A diamond shaped crown and gridded traction pushers round off the case side. Getting the controls just right was worth the extra time and effort.

Engraved onto the solid steel screw down caseback is the watch’s designation and specs. The 42mm case size makes it very wearable and the action of the pushers is absurdly satisfying. A signed crown and buckle come standard. The bezels rotate unidirectionally with 120 clicks for a very engaging ratchet feel.

Since 2017, Hemel has been donating a percentage of its proceeds to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, a nonprofit organization that benefits military veteran and their families.

Technical details

Case
Diameter: 42mm
Material: 316L stainless steel
Finish: Black IP
Case back: Screw-down, Engraved
Lug width: 20 mm
Lug to lug: 49 mm
Crown: Signed, push / pull winding
Front crystal: Flat sapphire
Water resistance: 100 meters

Bezel
Reference HFNO4 series: 316L stainless steel, rotating, 120 click, lumed
Reference HFNO3 series: Ceramic, rotating, 120 click, lumed

Movement
MecaQuartz Hybrid quartz w/geared module
Caliber Seiko VK64
Sweeping second hand
60 minute totalizer
Linked 24 hour time scale

Dial
Shape: Flat
Color: Matte black
Lume: Superluminova c3

Strap
Black Leather strap with signed buckle

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