So far as American brands are concerned, Hamilton watches and Schott NYC are two of the biggest in their respective fields so when they join forces the end result is, as you would expect, a most impressive one indeed. These Hamilton x Schott NYC Watches are going to appeal to those who are already fans of the watchmaker and likely draw in a whole new legion of fans as well courtesy of their understated style and perfect performance.
Available for around £900, the Hamilton x Schott NYC Watch is a stylish, well crafted and eye-catching accessory that is already flying off the shelves which is testament to how sought after these sort of collaborations are. When thinking about American spirit, Hamilton and Schott NYC are both at the forefront of most people’s thinking. Both were chosen by the U.S. Army for their excellence and reliability and supplied the best watches and jackets to pilots during World War II, becoming symbols of 1940s military style and representing the essence of the American dream.
American Made Excellence
Craftsmanship and reliability are two of the chief principles of how Hamilton made their name by ensuring accuracy in the early days of the railroads in the USA, and it’s also how Schott NYC garnered their lofty reputation to boot as well as their cult following. By focusing on what they both do best, Hamilton have created a real collector’s item with this uber-cool timepiece that stands for both immense quality and American spirit and, such is its quality, it is bound to become a true American success story.
The Hamilton x Schott NYC Watch (£900) will definitely appeal to those who like aviation and pilot style watches and it definitely appeals to our sensibilities here at Coolector HQ. The 46 mm case of the new Khaki Pilot Schott NYC houses the H-30 automatic day-date movement which has a huge 80 hours of power reserve. The time is displayed on a khaki green dial with contrasting light green Super-LumiNova® hands and numerals. It goes without saying that readability for pilots cannot be underestimated. With its strong contrast, Super-LumiNova® which offers clarity and readability at a glance – even in the dark, so it certainly won’t let you down on this front.
Schott NYC has specially selected each piece of top grain, full aniline, lightweight steer hide leather to craft the strap for the 1,892 limited edition pieces that are being made available to purchase. The Federal Standard military color 30099 Earth Brown watchstraps are hewn from the same leather which was used for the flight jackets during the war and to this day. The leather band starts life stiff and sturdy but it will age naturally to become softer, taking on the shape of the wearer’s wrist and develop a patina unique to you. It is exactly how a leather jacket would crease over time to fit its owner’s unique contours.
Limited Edition Essential
Each of the 1,892 limited edition pieces – which is a knowing nod to the year Hamilton was established and Schott NYC’s founder Irving Schott was born – will be delivered in a purpose built leather case crafted exclusively by Schott NYC for Hamilton. The case is sewn by hand and makes use of traditional techniques at the Schott NYC factory in Union, New Jersey. The folding case is lined with plaid heavy weight brushed cotton and features side entry pockets and a card holder for travel.
The Hamilton Khaki Pilot x Schott NYC Watch effortlessly combines the values and essence of two distinctive American names to create a timepiece that is sure to appeal. The American dream is alive and well in this special limited edition and if you’re in the market for a new limited edition watch for your collection, this would definitely be one of our top choices here at Coolector HQ.