Hamilton Unveils 7 New Khaki Aviation Pilot Watches

Modern performance meets old-school style.


The mechanics of flight have changed vastly over the years since Hamilton first introduced its classic pilot’s watches, but what hasn’t changed is the dependable nature of those timepieces. Now, some modern tweaks are breathing new life into Hamilton’s storied aviation heritage.

The Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Collection now boasts seven new references, nodding to a century’s worth of flight watch history as the storied brand adds to “our legacy of timing the skies with a passion for adventure,” the watchmaker said.

Hamilton watches have stories to tell, with military-inspired timepieces built into the brand’s DNA, and worn by watch enthusiasts for decades.


As far back as 1918, Hamilton was a trusted timepiece for the first-ever Airmail flight between Washington, D.C. and New York City: The rest is history, or as Hamilton notes, the company’s timepieces “have remained at the forefront of cutting-edge aviation ever since.”

The newest additions to the Hamilton lineup boast specs designed to carry on that lineage while making any aviation-themed watch fan proud.

(Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Auto/Courtesy of Hamilton)

There’s the 42mm Khaki Aviation Pilot Day Date Auto (priced at $995), and the Khaki Aviation Pilot Auto, clocking in at a more classically sized 36mm.

Within each of the seven references is an H-10 automatic movement with an 80-hour power reserve, while each dial boasts indices finished with Grade X1 Swiss Super-LumiNova coating.


Enlarged numbers offer improved legibility, whether one of four 36mm references or three that come in bigger 42mm sizing.


The 36mm lineup includes two stainless steel options, one outfitted with a sleek black dial and the other in a crisp midnight blue design.


There’s also another midnight blue dial housed in a 36mm gold PVD-coated case and finished with a handsome rose leather strap.

A vivid silver white dial housed on a white leather strap rounds out the 36mm offering of the Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot with stylish, adventure-ready looks (and performance, naturally).


Of the Khaki Aviation Pilot Day Date Auto lineup (all sized at 42mm), one reference sees a midnight blue dial perched on a stainless steel bracelet.


A sharp silver dial and a tan leather strap offers variety for the Hamilton watch fan, with large exterior minutes numerals popping nicely against the interior hour numerals ring. A day-and-date window on each of the 42mm options ensures flawless accuracy no matter where on the globe your flight takes you.


The final timepiece in the 42mm portion of the Khaki Aviation Pilot offering also sees one of the more striking combinations available: A dark green dial meets a richly crafted dark brown leather strap for a field-ready twist on a timeless pilot’s watch.

Style points very much included, the latest and greatest Hamilton pilot’s watches have inspiration and high-flying performance built into every ticking second, with fair prices ensuring plenty of bang for your buck.

Even if your adventures are closer to land than sky, Hamilton’s legacy should outfit you handsomely.