Hamilton Khaki Field Auto Chrono
Well-known for their use as military-issued timepieces, Hamilton has a deep history upon which they draw for the Khaki Field line. Many collectors have begun their watch adventures with the smaller 38mm model, an excellent watch in its own right. Building on this success, Hamilton has released a new chronograph version of the enduring field watch that extra closely resembles the traditional army design language than ever earlier than: the Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph.
Khaki Field Mechanicals, comes in at 44mm with a height of 14.15mm. The stainless steel case has the identical form and sandblasted matte end as its smaller Khaki Field siblings, however comes with the requisite chrono pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock.
The dial of the Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph is protected by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating, whereas the strong case back has a particular engraving that pays tribute to its army heritage. The case comes with a screw-down crown and water resistance is rated at 100 meters. The nubuck leather-based, 22mm khaki green bund-style strap provides to the retro army vibe and was historically worn by soldiers to guard the wrist from excessive heat.
The black dial is harking back to the black Khaki Field Mechanical with outsized Arabic numerals and triangular hour markers with a faux patina. There are key variations, nevertheless, starting with the white numerals themselves. These are molded from strong Tremendous-LumiNova and stand at 0.35mm in height, offering wonderful nighttime legibility and a up to date twist. The outer triangular markers are additionally formed from previous radium Super-LumiNova. The twin sub-dials at 12 and 6 o’clock are recessed with a 30-minute counter on the high and a 12-hour counter on the bottom. The nickeled hour and minute fingers even have old radium Tremendous-LumiNova like its smaller mechanical counterpart. Small seconds sit at 9 o’clock and the central chronograph seconds hand has a red tip and circular counterweight. One factor that’s lacking from the new dial is the second set of numerals for army time – there’s merely no room with the chronograph sub-dials and small seconds.
Powering the watch is Hamilton’s H-21 automatic, based on the ETA/Valjoux 7750. This is similar movement present in different Hamilton chronographs just like the aforementioned black PVD Khaki Field Auto Chrono. It has 25 jewels, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) with a 60-hour power reserve. Capabilities include central hours, minutes, and chronograph seconds, 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter, and small seconds. The date complication wasn’t utilized.
Price: CHF 1,695, €1,645 or $1,745 USD. You can buy from this link.