If there’s one collection we’re particularly fond of at Hamilton, it’s the Khaki Field Expedition. Hamiltonis the Khaki Field. Firstly, because it’s a benchmark of its kind, because some of the models have a real history, but also because – like the majority of the brand’s watches – their value for money is simply undeniable. In recent years, we’ve been talking a lot about the “Murph”, a watch straight out of the film Interstellar. Today, we bring you a piece of news that has only just been released: the Khaki Field Expedition.
We would be wrong to reduce this flagship collection from the Swiss-born American company to the Khaki Field Mechanical model, a modernized replica of the 1969 “Hack” produced by the brand for the American army. Since we took it in hand more than 5 years ago, this model has evolved to include the H-50 movementThis was the Swatch Group’s intelligent response to increase the power reserve of the famous ETA 2801-2 calibre by reducing its frequency (and probably optimizing the mainspring contained in the barrel cage), while adding a Nivachron balance-springa non-magnetic alloy, to reduce the effect of magnetic fields that disrupt movements. In the same spirit, the H-10 caliber (ETA 2824 base) is used in this new line, named Khaki Field Expedition, to offer 80 hours of power reserve to be “weekend proof” as we’ve been saying for some years now.
In terms of design, these watches breathe adventure, thanks to their compass-inspired bidirectional steel bezelIt features lugs to mark the cardinal points (North, South, East & West) to guide the most adventurous of you on your expeditions, and why not to fit the wrist of those who have just adopted an adventurous style. Other features that make all the difference include cases available in 37 and 41mmas well as a waterproofing to 100 meters thanks to the addition of a screw-down crown, without impacting the thickness, which remains contained between 10.45 and 11mm. When you consider that the whole thing is topped with a anti-reflective sapphire crystalIt’s clear that this is a true field watch, designed to cope with all eventualities. It’s a pleasure and, above all, logical!
As for the dial, Hamilton has taken a tried-and-tested recipe and simplified it with rectangular hour markers, a little more modern and in perfect harmony with the shape of the case middle, as well as removing the 12-24 hour markings. There are 3 dial colors (black, white & blue), with the black background available on both leather and steel straps, for a total of 8 references. And to answer the question on your mind, these Hamilton Khaki Field Expeditions are available at 1,115€ on leather strap and 1,195€ on steel bracelet starting today!
FEATURES – HAMILTON KHAKI FIELD EXPEDITION
Case : stainless steel – brushed finish – 37mm wide x 10.45mm thick or 41mm wide x 11.5mm thick – flat anti-reflective sapphire crystal – screw-down crown – 10 ATM (100 meters) water resistance
Dial : black, white or blue background – matte finish – printed hour markers – Super-LumiNova-studded hour markers and hands
Movement mechanical self-winding – H-10 calibre (ETA C07.611 based on an ETA 2824-2) – Frequency 21,600 vibrations per hour (3Hz) – Hours, minutes and seconds function – 80-hour power reserve
Straps : green or brown leather with beige stitching or stainless steel with 3 links – 20mm lugs – pin buckle on leather and folding clasp on steel
Informations : in permanent collection – available on the official website and from authorized dealers – 2-year warranty – €1,115 to €1,195 incl. VAT