HAMILTON Khaki SkyMaster UTC
HAMILTON Khaki SkyMaster UTC
HAMILTON Khaki SkyMaster UTC


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Khaki SkyMaster UTC

Sidereal with modern appeal

Inspiration for the new Hamilton Khaki SkyMaster UTC came from the pages of the company’s own history books, more precisely from documentation relating to the 1940s. At that time the Hamilton Watch Company was proud to be supplying sophisticated navigational instruments, in the form of marine chronometers. The Hamilton Khaki SkyMaster UTC pays a direct tribute to the Hamilton chronometers integrating sidereal time, which measured time relative to the motion of the stars around the earth, as opposed to that of the sun. This new trio of timepieces with GMT functionality uses contemporary design and current airport abbreviations to celebrate the impressive voyage that navigational timekeeping has made to modernity.

Recalling the achievements of heroic ancestors

Today’s watches reflect the heroic achievements of their wartime predecessors, which kept ships on course and out of danger. Their robustness finds expression in a sturdy, 42 mm stainless steel case, an antimagnetic Swiss GMT movement and water resistance to a pressure of up to 30 bar (300 m). The 24 different time zones, set manually via a pusher at 2 o’clock, use the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 3-letter airport codes as reference points. These include more familiar ones such as JFK and LAX, and extend to faraway destinations like Honolulu and Ponta Delgada in the Azores. The elegant combination of yesterday and today secure a place for the Hamilton Khaki SkyMaster UTC in future horological history books – and in the Hamilton “Modern Times” series, inspired by the Charlie Chaplin movie of the same name.

An eye for the lasting beauty of precision

The Hamilton Khaki SkyMaster UTC family clothes its nostalgia in high-tech craftsmanship and boldly modern materials. There is a choice of dial color, between white, silver and cool grey, and easy-to-read digits contrast in either black or white. On the back of the case is a traditional Hamilton crest, together with engraved inscriptions confirming the timepiece’s Swiss origins and the antimagnetic quality of its movement. The broad scope of modern materials is matched by dynamic creativity, with attachments available in a specially developed rubber-backed sailcloth, or in leather resembling that used for craftsmen’s aprons in days gone by. The Hamilton Khaki SkyMaster UTC today’s globetrotters top-rank precision and looks.

Sidereal Time

“Sidereal" is derived from the Latin “sidus” meaning "star". The sidereal time is a means of determining a location's exact co-ordinates on the earth's surface. It is based on the fact that the earth makes a full rotation on its axis every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 3.5 seconds. The sidereal year begins on March 21, so by September 21 each year for example, a civil time watch and a sidereal time watch differ by 12 hours.

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Technical Specifications:

Size: 42 mm 
Case: Stainless steel
Dial: Black, silver-colored or grey
Attachment: Black rubber-backed sailcloth, black or brown leather with crocodile pattern
Movement: GMT 2893 / Antimagnetic
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 30 bar (300 m)/435 psi (984 ft)
Airports: IPC, ACA, JFK, CAY, RIO, PDL, KEF, LON, MUC, CAI, PSG, DXB, KHI, DAC, BKK, HKG, HDN, SYD, NOU, AKL, MDY, HNL, JNU, LAX