Historically, Hamilton has drawn inspiration from the sky and created a series of aviation watches. On the brand’s 120th anniversary, Hamilton brought its aviation spirit to another peak, presenting Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol.
March 2012 Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show-Hamilton has always drawn inspiration from the sky to create a series of aviation watches. On the brand’s 120th anniversary, Hamilton brought its aviation spirit to another peak, presenting Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol. This highly precise chronograph is equipped with a newly developed H21 movement, which excels in accuracy and power reserve. To allow the wearer to synchronize with the global environment, the watch is equipped with a mechanical conversion device that can accurately convert the units of the metric or imperial system. Khaki X-Patrol is also equipped with outstanding styling and original craftsmanship. It is a sophisticated watch made of highly resistant modern materials and exquisite design details.
Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol plays the role of a portable cockpit in an aviation-based lifestyle. The watch’s rotating bezel converts distances in miles (nautical miles or statutes) and kilometers; altitude in feet and meters; capacity in gallons and liters; and weight in pounds and kilograms. Simply twist the 9 o’clock easy-to-hold crown and adjust the arrow to the scale of the first unit on the outer bezel to easily change the unit. The wearer can see the converted unit from the inner circle. After the reading is completed, simply press the crown back to its original position and tighten it firmly to return to the standby state. The 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock buttons control the chronograph function. The three chronograph dials placed to the left are responsible for measuring the hours, minutes and seconds, respectively. The date and day of the week placed to the right of the dynamic dial are clearly legible. No matter if you are in the air or on the ground, this watch will not miss any information. Even if it is off on weekends, the 60-hour power reserve allows the watch to perform at its best.
Unique new design
Black or silver dial with contrasting reflectors, perfectly matched with white stitched black leather strap, sports rubber strap, and metal strap. The design of the watch makes aviation elements omnipresent. The propeller-inspired design on the case back makes the operation of the automatic chronograph movement more pleasing. The ridged lines on the bezel show the watch’s outstanding accuracy. Accuracy is most important in aviation, and Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol reflects its extreme precision, both inside and out. Details such as delicate hour markers, transparent screws on the bottom case, and anti-reflective coating on the sapphire crystal show the brand’s commitment to quality and durability. The Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol is equipped with a water resistance of 100 meters, ensuring that the watch will perform well in any environment.
Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA in 1892, the Hamilton watch produced by this company combines the spirit of the United States with the most advanced Swiss movement and watchmaking technology. With its novel design, Favored by Hollywood filmmakers, it has been the watch worn by actors in more than 350 films. In addition, the brand has deep roots in the aviation industry. Hamilton is part of the Swatch Group, a watch manufacturer and distributor with 160 production plants in Switzerland and the largest scale in the world.
Hamilton Aviation History
Hamilton’s aviation history dates back to 1919. The brand launched an aviation watch in 1919 for the first airmail service between Washington and New York. Airmail services developed rapidly in the 1930s, and Hamilton became the official timepiece of a number of commercial airlines, including Universal Air Lines, China Eastern Airlines, United Airlines, and Northwest Airlines. At that time, United Airlines chose Hamilton’s watch as its first coaster service timer. The flight was a flight from New York to San Francisco with a journey time of 15 hours and 20 minutes. Today, Hamilton has a number of aviation-inspired watches. The brand is also a timer for various international aviation events. It also invited French aerobatic pilots to be the Hamilton brand ambassador.
Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol
Case size 42 mm
Material Stainless steel
Dial Color Black / Silver
Accessories Stitched Black Leather / Black Rubber / Stainless Steel
Movement H21 chronograph movement
Table glass Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistant to 100 meters / 10 bar
Price Black leather strap version HKD13,450; black rubber strap version HKD14,000; stainless steel bracelet version
Release Date June 2012