Measuring what matters - The Hamilton Khaki Tachymiler is ready for take-off
The new Khaki Tachymiler by Hamilton is the perfect co-pilot – both on the ground and in the air. This dynamic chronograph integrates precision functionality for measuring time and distance, even fulfilling the toughest demands of sport and acrobatic pilots in the cockpit. Its design achieves a unique combination of nostalgia and technology – its performance can be fuelled by anything from jogging to adrenalin.
In defining the functionality of the Khaki Tachymiler, the Hamilton design team took the critical requirements of aviators flying manually to heart. Since these skilled pilots frequently need to stop time, for instance to start a countdown to a landing slot in order to optimize the route of their holding time, an accurate chronograph is a must on board. Similarly, the Khaki Tachymiler has the facility to record intermediate time, which is vital to sport and racing pilots. This precision functionality is also valuable after landing to measure the time intervals deemed important by the wearer during daily routines on the ground.
The sporty chronograph has color-coded pushers on its left-hand side in red and black, plus a silver crown, to enable activation even when travelling at speed. An extra touch of dynamism comes from cut out style shaping with a tapered scale on one of the counters, plus the calculation data marked on the black bezel. An easy-toread date display completes the ‘control panel’ of this racy timekeeper that subtly celebrates its long American aviation heritage by integrating miles as the unit of measurement for distance.
A strong and resilient 44 mm stainless steel case safely encloses a dial with cockpitstyle counters. The inherent aviation theme is carried right through to the rubber strap’s black, grooved surface, which is reminiscent of an aircraft’s tires equipped to hit the ground at speed. Framing the watch’s dial is a ring punctuated with tiny holes to reveal the red-tipped seconds hand as it completes its ‘loop’. The Hamilton Khaki Tachymiler is water resistant to a depth of 100 meters and is protected by a sapphire crystal.
Hamilton was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, PA, USA. Known for innovative design and watch technology, Hamilton is a member of the Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch producer and distributor, with 157 production sites in Switzerland. The Swatch Group is the official timekeeper and data-handling operator for the Olympic Games and other major international sporting events. Hamilton also has a strong Hollywood presence with product appearances in over 300 movies.