Known for its reliable instruments, Hamilton has been a go-to brand for professional pilots for more than 100 years. Having supplied the U.S. Armed Forces in the 1940s, Hamilton provided thousands of watches to the British Army during the late 1960s and early 1970s. One of its most popular watches was the W10, produced between 1973 and 1976, mainly issued to pilots. Today, the company is proud to introduce the latest iteration of the W10 in the form of the new Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical collection.

In the new collection, Hamilton has added a range of 21st century touches to make sure this Pilot Pioneer is equal to the challenges of modern life, not to mention an ideal piece for watch lovers seeking a timepiece with authentic aviation history.

The 33mm stainless steel case is matte-finished to avoid unnecessary glare. The matte dial and box-shaped crystal with double anti-reflective coating also keep the readability up and the reflection down. It’s a practical feature learned from the company’s long and prestigious past timing the skies. The engine is the modern H-50 hand-winding movement. It is a mainstay of some of our best-known Khaki watches and packs an awesome 80 hours of power reserve as well as the Hamilton precision pilots need.

The Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical watch is an authentic 1970s update right down to the smallest detail. The black dial has a unique structure, which calls to mind the case of cameras or binoculars from the pre-digital age. Finishing off the military feel is a selection of NATO straps in durable grey textile or vintage-style brown leather.

For those seeking reliable precision and genuine military heritage, the Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical watch is retailed at RM3,400 for the leather strap model, and RM3,200 for the textile strap version. For more information, visit www.hamiltonwatch.com.

written by.
KC Yap
Editor, Augustman Malaysia

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