Hamilton is one watchmaker that shares an extensive history with aeronautics and its new collection only solidifies the brand’s focus on utilitarian design and rugged durability. The collection comprises a trio of flight watches that will suit every taste.
The newly announced Converter line of watches comes in GMT, Chronograph, and a simple three-hand watch. All of these will come in stainless steel casing with an option for steel or leather strap. What is most intriguing here is the slide-rule bezel on these timepieces that have been native to the aviation industry.
The trio of Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converter is laden with Super-LumiNova on the indexes and hands for ease of reading in all light conditions and has been coated with sapphire crystal.
The bi-directional bezel of the Converter series is basically designed to determine a range of crucial indicators in the sky including the rate of climb, airspeed, and fuel consumption. By a general user like me, the bezel can be used to make simple mathematical calculations or even currency conversions, if you are a globe trotter.
Khaki Aviation Converter Auto
This is the smallest, entry-level model in the collection that comes with three hands in a 42mm case with full black PVD dial in PVD/rose gold combination. The watch is powered by the H-10 automatic movement comprising Nivachron balance spring and has a date counter at 3 o’clock. The movement boasts 80 hours of power reserve and the watch is water-resistant to 100 meters. The Khaki Aviation Converter starts at $995.
Khaki Aviation Converter Auto GMT
The Khaki Aviation Converter GMT comes in a 44mm stainless steel case and allows the owner to travel between time zones without much fuss. Powered by a more considerate H-14 movement also offering 80 hours of power reserve, the traveler’s watch has a blue sunray dial and matching bezel. You can find a date counter at 6 o’clock accentuating the appeal of the Converter GMT substantially. The Khaki Aviation Converter GMT starts at $1,295.
Khaki Aviation Converter Auto Chronograph
Third on the list is the Khaki Aviation Converter Chronograph, which like the GMT is a 44mm timepiece. Powered by the H-12-Si Movement comprising silicon balance spring, the watch has subdials at 12 and 6 o’clock, and a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock that completes the look. A customary bate and day counter can be seen on the opposite side of the seconds counter at the 3 o’clock position. The Khaki Aviation Converter Chronograph starts at $1,845.