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Sidereal with modern appealTribute to the Hamilton chronometers: The Khaki SkyMaster UTC

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.