Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer

Inspired by a Hamilton pocket watch produced during World War II, Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer blends vintage aesthetics with superior engineering. This new sporty and technical timepiece is a dynamic addition to the brand’s popular pilot watch collection.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer

In addition to over one million military wristwatches and marine chronometers, timing devices and other instruments, Hamilton supplied U.S. forces with more than 27,000 Model 23 pocket watches throughout the Second World War.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer

A cutting-edge chronograph of its time, the Model 23 was of particular use to U.S. Army Air Force navigators.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer

Slim, ultra-legible numerals, cathedral hands and an authentic railway track outer scale, recreate the Model 23’s elegant dial aesthetic in the new Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer. The result is a sporty yet refined variation on a classic pilot watch design.

While the Model 23 was a chronograph and the Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer is not, it retains an indisputably technical feel with its time-only mechanical movement. The most notable features include a bi-directional rotating bezel and a prominent winding crown in reference to the ‘onion’ crowns found on vintage aviation watches (including the Model 23), which were made large enough to be used easily while wearing gloves.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer

The Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer is available in two sizes, 43mm or 38mm. The larger version, powered by the ETA caliber 6498-1 mechanical movement, is hand wound and features a distinct small-seconds dial. This version is available in a sleek stainless steel or unique bronze case.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer

The smaller version is available with a stainless steel case, and offers a more understated and multi-purpose take on the design, with no small-seconds display. Its H-10 automatic movement features an anti-magnetic NivachronTM balance spring with an extended 80-hour power reserve.

Technical details

Model: Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer 43mm

Case
43mm stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating bezel
43mm bronze case with titanium case back and bi-directional rotating bezel
Thickness: 13mm
Lug width: 20mm
Glass: Double domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m)

Dial
Black dial, Arabic numerals with old radium Super-LumiNova®

Hands
Nickeled cathedral hands with old radium Super-LumiNova®
Rose gold colored cathedral hands with old radium Super-LumiNova®

Movement
ETA caliber 6498-1 mechanical movement with 50-hour power reserve and small second at 6 o’clock

Bracelet
Dark brown leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle
Dark brown leather strap with titanium pin buckle

References
Steel version: H76719530
Bronze version: H76709530

Retail price
Steel version: CHF 1,195/ EUR 1,095/ USD 1,295
Bronze version: CHF 1,450/ EUR 1,345/ USD 1,545

Model: Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer 38mm
Reference: H76205530

Case
38mm stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating bezel
Thickness: 11.4mm
Lug width: 18mm
Glass: Double domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m)

Dial
Black dial, Arabic numerals with old radium Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Nickeled cathedral hands with old radium Super-LumiNova®

Movement
H-10 automatic movement with 80-hour power reserve, NivachronTM balance spring

Bracelet
Dark brown leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle

Retail price
CHF 945/EUR 895/USD 995