The Hamilton passion for harmoniously marrying craftsmanship and design is deep-rooted and far-reaching. Exemplifying this approach are four exclusive new movements. These provide a strong and beautiful heartbeat to a selection of pieces in the current collection – and pave the way for future expressions of the successful marriage between technique and physique.
Spirit & History
The Hamilton History is a 120 years long and eventful travel from Lancaster in the US to Biel the world capital of watchmaking in Switzerland. Today highlights from Hamilton pioneering role in the worlds of aviation, cinema, electric and digital technology shape the collection. The Hamilton watches have unique shapes, personality and design combining the American spirit with Swiss technologies. Hamilton has been airborne since 1919. From timekeeping those pioneer pilots, to copiloting world aerobatic champions in gravity defiance, Hamilton is the trusted partner of those who share the belief that the sky is the only limit. The Khaki watches are the direct descendants of this eventful part of Hamilton history.
Hamilton Pilot watches - The Sky is the Limit
Hamilton has been timing the skies since 1919, when the pioneering pilots of the era put their trust in the precision of its watches and navigation instruments. In addition to keeping the first American airmail service on track, Hamilton became the official watch of TWA, Eastern, United and Northwest in the 1930s. Adventure joined accuracy as these instruments demonstrated their unrivalled expertise ‘co-piloting’ expeditions with destinations as challenging as the North Pole, and partnering the first American coast to coast air services which took commercial flying into the modern age. This spirit certainly lives on. For example, Hamilton is official timekeeper of EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, regarded as the world’s greatest aviation celebration, as well as a partner of Tannkosh in Tannheim, Germany, the biggest flying meeting in Europe.