For more than 100 years, Hamilton is a leader in the manufacturing of military and aviation watches. The brand new Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical watch is a reinterpretation of the W10 pilot watch produced for the Royal Air Force in the 1970s.
Having supplied the U.S. Armed Forces in the 1940s, Hamilton provided thousands of watches to the British Army during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. One of them most popular watches was the W10. Produced between 1973 and 1976, it was mainly issued to pilots.
The new Khaki Pilot Pioneer collection is an exact remake of the W10. The brand has added a range of 21st century touches to make sure this Pilot Pioneer is equal to the challenges of modern life. It is an ideal piece for watch lovers seeking a watch with authentic aviation history.
The 33mm stainless steel case is mattified to avoid unnecessary glare. The matt dial and box-shaped crystal with double anti-reflective coating also keep the readability up and the reflection down.
The engine is the modern H-50 hand winding movement that can provide 80 hours of power reserve as well as the chronometric precision pilots need.
This is an authentic ‘70s update right down to the smallest details. The black dial has a unique structure, which calls to mind the case of cameras or binoculars from the pre-digital age.
Finishing off the military feel are the NATO straps in a choice of durable storm gray textile or vintage-look brown leather.
Model: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical (H76419931, H76419531)
Dimensions: 33×36 mm
Material: stainless steel
Glass: Hardened mineral crystal in box shape with double antireflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar (100m)
Hands: Nickeled hour and minute hands with beige Super-LumiNova®, second hand nickeled
H-50 hand winding movement with 80-hour power reserve
Grey textile and brown leather NATO strap