Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Day Date Auto Watch

Hamilton are a watchmaker with a mighty impressive pedigree and they’re particularly synonymous with high quality, aviation style timepieces. One of the pick of the bunch in this regard, in our opinion at least, is the stunning Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Day Date Auto Watch which soars high from both a style and performance perspective. Released as a celebration of 100 years of aviation watches, this great looking timepiece brings together the very best of classic Hamilton aviation look and feel from collections past and adds in a contemporary twist to create a pilot’s watch that effortlessly represent American spirit and Swiss precision.

The Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Day Date Auto Watch has a price tag of CHF995 and is overflowing with a timeless, old school cool that we’re loving here at Coolector HQ. This first class timepiece from Hamilton boasts the in-house, H-40 automatic movements with extended 80-hour power reserves so they’re ready to fly again even after a long weekend of downtime.

Fasten Your Seatbelt

This is not your average aviation watch and everywhere you look with the Khaki Aviation Pilot Day Date Auto Watch from Hamilton you’ll see some thoroughly impressive characteristics that help to set it apart from the competition. How it felt to be an early aviator, a pioneering pilot flying an airplane at the turn of the twentieth century is a feeling that simply can’t be recreated, but Hamilton can give you the aesthetic for sure. Created using contemporary materials which includes stainless steel and sapphire crystal, the quality on offer here is second to none. Add an automatic movement and a perfectly proportioned 42mm case for a new take on a vintage timepiece that you’ll want to wear day in, day out.

It is the H-40 Automatic Movement which really sets the Hamilton Khaki Aviation Day Date Auto Watch (CHF995) apart from the crowd with an extended power reserve of up to 80 hours, which makes the H-40 both beautiful and bold. At almost double the market standard, 80 hours power reserve means you can remove your watch on Friday and it will still be ticking on Monday – something pretty unheralded in automatic watches of this nature and a real feather in the cap of this aviation inspired timepiece.

The new sand-coloured Super-LumiNova® indexes and numerals of the Hamilton Khaki Aviation Day Date Auto Watch glow neon green in the dark and offer enhanced readability to guarantee an accurate dial reading even during night flights. The ultra-readable dials, and the day displayed at 12 o’clock, this great-looking timepiece is reminiscent of analog cockpit instruments from vintage aircraft while the new colour schemes and PVD treatment offer a contemporary take on proceedings.

Luscious Leather Straps

These great looking Hamilton Khaki Aviation Day Date Auto Watches boasts the next generation of Hamilton leather straps. Taking their inspiration from the leather flying jackets worn by top U.S. military pilots, the rugged, lived-in look of the straps is authentic to the look of leather that has spent a life in the cockpit under the stresses, strains and G-force experienced by pilots.

Priced at CHF995, which is around $1000, the Hamilton Khaki Aviation Day Date Auto Watches are a great price for such an exemplary, majestic looking timepiece and if you’re an aviation aficionado, this one will be tough to beat. The quality of the craftsmanship and attention to detail in design really is second to none and we’re big fans here at Coolector HQ.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.