There’s no denying Hamilton’s foundation in military watches. Surely, the brand has manufactured a noteworthy assortment of watches motivated by its past, when it was as yet American and gave watches to military powers. Back in mid 2018, the now Swiss brand presented a reasonable yet super-cool piece, the Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm , motivated by the Hamilton “Hacked”. For 2019, this effective model is back with new tones and all the more strangely, with another, considerably more impressive hand-wound movement.
The Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical is propelled by a mid-twentieth century model named the Hamilton “Hacked”. This rather unique name comes from the limit of these watches to make the seconds hand stop when the crown is pulled – an element that empowered military powers to synchronize their watches, regardless of whether it has now become a practically obligatory element on most current watches. In any case, the motivation isn’t here, yet on the plan side of things. The Khaki Field Mechanical is about WWII, field-gave military watches and gladly shows that looking into it, the extents and, obviously, its dial.
There was at that point a great deal to adore about the 2018 release of the Khaki Field Mechanical. Proportional, at 38mm, bereft of any futile sign (see no date), all around worked, as you can anticipate from Hamilton/Swatch Group, very much planned with this pleasant adjusted military dial and furthermore controlled by an ETA hand-wound development, the most amazing aspect of everything is its EUR 420 cost tag.
While not changing definitely the formula, the brand carries its first update to the model, with the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 2019. Dial design and extents are indistinguishable, with still this military-enlivened dial, including two hour tracks (one from 1 to 12, the other from 13 to 24), glowing hands and three-sided markers – all covered with sand-hued Super-Luminova. The case is additionally kept at 38mm, with its sandblasted matte finish.
What has changed then? To begin with, the tones, for the NATO lashes, the dials and the case. Five models in all out will be dispatched – indeed three, with two of them accessible with two unique ties. The main model (H69439531 and H69439931, contingent upon the tie) is traditional with its steel case and dark dial. The subsequent form (H69439411 and H69439511, contingent upon the lash) is another exemplary interpretation of the military watch, with a white dial and steel case. At long last, the genuine curiosity is the Ocre PVD covered model, with a green dial (H69449861 and H69449961, contingent upon the strap).
Last yet not least, the significant improvement in the 2019 release of the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical isn’t noticeable, and is covered up inside the 50m water-safe case. In lieu of the ETA 2801-2 and its 42-hour power save found in the past variant, Hamilton presents another development, the hand-wound type H-50, with an any longer force hold of 80 hours – and that, without a significant expansion in price.
The new 2019 Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical assortment is presently accessible at retailers and Hamilton’s site. Costs are EUR 445 (steel case, material NATO), EUR 480 (steel case, leather NATO), EUR 495 (PVD case, material NATO) and EUR 530 (PVD case, leather NATO). More subtleties at www.hamiltonwatch.com .