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Hamilton watches are innovative, iconic, and known for American Spirit and Swiss Precision, known for the highest performance standards and Swiss-made movements. With a reputation for craftsmanship and intense movie, military, and aviation heritage, Their evergreen watch collections include the Khaki Field, Khaki Aviation, Khaki Navy, Ventura, and Jazzmaster.
|Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Day Date Automatic Black - Leather Ref. H77785733
Today, we would like to offer their outdoor Khaki collection- a timeless epoch under their belt since 1914, a continuation of their military history in the design of form follows function. This Khaki collection is the epitome of best value Swiss manufacturing timepieces today. Strong history known that radiates robustness and reliability, no wonder even from elite collectors to those starting their watch collecting journey, would still favor and appreciate a solidly built all-rounder watch that Khaki watch provides.
Hamilton had been producing aviation pieces for more than a decade now, where many of their Khaki models heavily influenced by the robustness and no-frills time-reading legibility aesthetics. Today we are proud to introduce the Khaki X-Wind Day Date Automatic Black on Leather Ref. H77785733 a value proposition by Hamilton with a black scheme pilot watch with a nostalgic, unique drift-angle calculator.
|Featuring a drift-angle calculator|
The Khaki X-Wind Day Date Automatic Black is a tribute to aviation military pedigree, precisely like those produced specifically for use by navigators since the 40s, while coincidently and appropriately, their X-Wind watch used in the movie; Independence Day Resurgence (worn by Liam Hemsworth). This particular version sets forth where the design of a perfect combination of a nostalgic aviation-related calculation system with modern horology, all done in black PVD. Measuring wittily at 45mm wide and 12.8mm in height, ta combination of mostly brushed and subtle polished stainless steel throughout the PVD treated case mimics the typical sporty yet with beautiful contrast. Further, at 45mm, the Khaki X-Wind Day Date Auto gets 100m water-resistant screw-down crowns (total of 3) and case-back while wears exceptionally fitting for a tool-watch concept.
Ok, we are not done with the case built. Further, the case features a slightly domed double AR-coated sapphire crystal accentuating above the busy drift-angle calculating bezel that rotates bi-directionally — paired on the opposite side with a screw-in exhibition case back with essentials specifications engraved onto it. All three crowns that are flanged with crown guards have knurling on them, done with the right size for one to wind the watch up and adjustments to the inner rehaut system with ease.
Now let’s talk about what makes the X-Wind timepiece so unique. With the aesthetics aside, the primary key feature would be the drift-angle calculation function adopted by the Khaki X-Wind Day Date Automatic.
This particular function often is done using a whiz wheel, which is a flight computer E6B. Still, now the X-Wind enables pilots to implement this calculation and record the crosswinds they encounter on their journey. The rotating bezel is rotated, corresponding with the inner rehaut measurements adjusted through the two crowns at 2 and 4 o’clock positions allows the wearer to calculate the drift/crosswind. For further detailed explanations of the function, Hamilton did include them in the watch’s user manuals provided.
|Dual-crown system for time and inner bezel adjustments|
Moving onto its aviation-style dial, it is done and conformed to look precisely like the MIL-W-46374, while let us described it like how Eminem rhymes his selective words with his instrumental bars- uncluttered, vintage, utilitarian, soldier-ly, and versatile. The dial took the ode-to-the-past aesthetic, like, for instance, the military 24 hours markers done in orange, and flanged by a more significant 12-hour Arabic markers. The no-nonsense matte black dial that only bears the “Hamilton” and “Khaki X-Wind Automatic” titles, keeping the sterile look with simple 12 and 24-hour military scales, broadsword hands, and all of them done with luminous. There is both day and date display done nicely at the 9 o’clock corresponding with the lefty crown, resulting in the legibility of the field watch while keeping things balanced symmetrically. Strapping the Khaki Field King Auto to the wrist, one can conclude the built for function above all things and built to last like during wartime, while most of us believed only to do from desk-diving to cafe hopping to be our daily activities.
The Khaki X-Wind Day Date Automatic Black on Leather Ref. H77785733 is powered by its automatic Caliber H-30, which is a tweaked 25-jewel ETA day/date displays with center seconds movement. The main tweak has the power reserve pumped up to 80 hours while having the frequency of the balance slowed from 4Hz to 3Hz, or from 28,800 beats per hour to 21,600bph. Further, the mainspring got lengthened due to the reduction of the barrel arbor’s core. This allows a longer power reserve benefiting a hand-wound movement, with the lower beat-rate reminds one of an old school hand cranker found on vintage military watches. With all this said, Hamilton truly is the few that can produce such movement upgrade on a large scale and further being well priced.
|SuperLuminova for Superb Glow In Dark|
Hamilton paired the Khaki X-Wind Day Date Automatic with a 22mm sturdy black calf leather strap with double black rivets on each side that goes oh so well with the black aviation theme right here, while further making it suitable for almost all occasions. Oh, it got a matching PVD black buckle to match the whole blackout scheme too.
The Khaki X-Wind Day Date Automatic Black on Leather Ref. H77785733 is a captivating reissue in terms of its back-to-those-days aviation military aesthetics and dimensions. It looks are so sleek and robust that this particular model features a throwback nostalgic drift-angle calculator on their military timepiece, with the practicality of both automatic winding and calendar display. Anyone looking for a sporty evergreen aviation-watch vibe with its impeccable build quality and upgraded movement, for the money, Hamilton made the Swiss-made Khaki X-Wind Auto unrivaled in its price segment and attractive for all tiers of watch-lovers.