Watches from the Hamilton Khaki Navy watch collection are built with the specification of being able to withstand the demands and the testing conditions of the underwater world. They need to work reliably and correctly when worn down to deep depths, but also need to provide those functions expected of a day-to-day wrist companion as well. As an international brand, Hamilton have many roots in their military reputation, having provided timepieces for those fighting in the Second World War. It became apparent to Hamilton at this stage, that these wristwatches were indispensable tools for the military and thus due to these demands they ceased the manufacture of all watches to the general public in order to give them more time and to prioritise into supplying for the army. And the Hamilton Khaki Navy watch collection has followed a similar road. Hamilton realise the significance of a divers watch and combine this with sleek navy-inspired aesthetics to provide something unique for the wrists of those in search of a reliable companion for all manner of challenges.
As an official UK stockist of Hamilton Khaki Navy watches, we offer a choice in style and design. Our collection features the famous Hamilton Frogman watch with a choice between a stainless steel link bracelet or a supple black rubber strap for attaching to the wrist. The first thing to note about a Hamilton Khaki Navy watch is it’s legible dial. Skilled designers working at the company’s watchmaking facilities in Biel, Switzerland, have focussed their efforts into creating a vibrant blue dial or a sleek black dial for representing the time. Either way, the dramatic hour markers are highlighted perfectly by both the black and blue backdrops. The twelfth hour on the dials of these Hamilton watches is presented in a large Arabic numeral – the remaining 11 indexes of which are batons or triangles.
Whether it be the blue or the black unidirectional rotating bezel that catches your eye, Hamilton 's decision to develop it from blue or black aluminium (depending on the model) is a wise one, seen as it keeps in line with the design of the dial, creating the illusion of a much bigger watch face. The dial has been equipped with a sapphire crystal glass front, which acts as a canopy across its surfaces, preventing scratches and any undesirable glare from affecting the beauty if the dial. Both Hamilton Khaki Navy watches are powered via the automatic self winding H-10 movement. With a superior 80 hour power reserve, the gentleman can enjoy observing the movement in full working order through an exhibition case back on the underside of the watch. The decision to opt for the black or the blue model is made a little easier, seen as it also depends on the style of band preferred. Are you a fan of the supple and ultra-comfortable black rubber band? Or does the stainless steel link bracelet offer that extra touch of sophistication for wearing to the office or evening occasions when not taking to the water? What is certain however, is Hamilton unwavering dedication to detail and performance. Whether it's an accurate timepiece you are in search of, or a statement piece for the wrist, Hamilton blends both qualities into one compact tool for incredible versatility on the wrist.