Boasting a distinct vintage military aviation design, Hamilton’s Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical Chronograph brings back the form and function of the chronographs issued to British Royal Air Force pilots in the 1970s.
The black-grained dial of this manual-winding chronograph spotlights two horizontally aligned subdials measuring chronograph minutes and running seconds.
Hands coated in a white lacquer consistent with the original RAF models further the Pilot Pioneer’s heritage appeal, as does a layer of Super-LumiNova®. Also used on the dial markings, its beige-tone is reminiscent of the patina found today in vintage radium-based lume and ensures clarity in low light conditions.
Distinctive features such as a right-side case bulge designed to protect the crown and pushers, as well as a dome-shaped ‘box’ crystal with double anti-reflective coating also nod to its historic use as a critical aviation tool.
The watch is equipped with the high-performance H-51-Si mechanical movement, introduced in 2021. This hand-winding chronograph caliber features a silicon balance spring and offers 60-hour power reserve.
Model: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical Chronograph
Stainless steel case
Lug width: 22mm
Glass: Box sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m)
Black grained dial
Hands: White lacquered hour and minute hands with old radium Super-LumiNova®, white lacquered second hand
H-51-Si mechanical chronograph movement with 60 hours power reserve and silicon balance spring
Brown leather strap with pin buckle
Suggested retail price
CHF 1995/ EUR 1995/ USD 2045