Hamilton has just introduced the ‘new’ Khaki Aviation Pilot line within the already well-known Khaki collection, which joins the other two lines – Khaki Field and Khaki Navy, but which appears to be more of a rebranding of the previous Khaki Aviation.
There are seven new watches divided into two sizes, 36mm and 42mm, which come with the same Flieger B dial configuration as the existing 46mm versions, although now with the triangle (and non-inverted) at 12 o’clock and a redesigned case more in the style of Khaki Field watches.
The new watches, as already mentioned, come in a redesigned round stainless steel case measuring 36.60 mm in diameter, 11.40 mm in thickness and 45.10 mm lug-to-lug distance in the reduced version and with 42.60 mm in width, 12.50 mm in height and 51 mm in distance between lugs in the large models, which now come with wider bezel and lugs featuring a full brushed finish with the exception of the edges of the bezel and crown, sapphire crystal, fluted crown at 3 o’clock embossed with vintage ‘H’ brand and flanked with guards, open case back and 100m.
On the dial we can find printed Arabic numerals on an outer ring with a 60-minute scale and an inner ring with a 12-hour scale, on the flange a minute track and in the center semi-skeletal sword hands filled with Super-LumiNova that glows green in the dark and a second hand with an arrow-shaped tip. The wider 42mm version also has a large day-date window at 3 o’clock near the crown.
As for the different variants, in the 36mm versions there are two versions with a glossy black and a sunburst blue dial that come attached to a steel bracelet, a variant with a silver dial and gilt accents that comes with a white textured leather strap and finally a variant with a rose gold PVD case that comes with a blue sunburst dial and attached to a pink leather strap. Regarding the 42 mm variants, we have one that comes with a matte blue dial attached to a steel bracelet and two other variants, one with a silver sunburst dial and the other with a matte green dial, both attached to a brown leather straps.
Inside, the watches come equipped with the H-10 and H-30 automatic movement in 36 and 42mm versions respectively, which derive from the modified ETA C07 movement better known as the Powermatic 80, which operates 21,600 Vph and offers a robust 80h of power reserve.
The steel bracelet features a 3-link construction receiving the same brushed treatment as the case with the exception of the central link bevels which are polished and a folding clasp, while the leather straps come with the brand’s signature pin buckle.
The new watches are now available in the brand’s official boutiques and authorized retailers with prices starting from CHF 920 for the 36 and 42mm versions that come with a leather strap, with the exception of the variant with a rose gold PVD case that joins the variants which come attached to a steel bracelet and can be purchased for CHF 995.
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Model: Khaki Aviation Pilot Day Date Auto
Reference: H76245840 (36 mm rose gold PVD case), H76215850 (36 mm silver dial), H76215140 (36 mm blue dial), H76215130 (36 mm black dial), H64635140 (42 mm blue dial), H64635560 (42 mm green dial), H64635550 (42 mm silver dial)
Dial: Black, blue, silver, green
Case Material: Stainless steel, stainless steel with a rose gold PVD-coated
Case Dimensions: 36.60 mm diameter, 11.40 mm thickness, 45.10 mm lug-to-lug (36 mm); 42.60 mm diameter, 12.50 mm thickness, 51 mm lug-to-lug (42 mm)
Crystal: Sapphire glass
Case Back: See-through
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp, leather strap with a pin buckle
Caliber: H-10 (36 mm), H-30 (42 mm)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day-date (42 mm)
Frequency: 21,600 Vph
Power Reserve: 80 Hours
Price: CHF 920 (36 and 42 mm on a leather strap), CHF 995 (36 and 42 mm on a steel bracelet, and rose gold PVD)
Limited Edition: No