Hamilton Khaki Field Black Auto Chrono

The Khaki collection by Hamilton is based on military watches that the company made for the U.S. during the Second World War. This year, three all-black Khaki watches have been introduced, this automatic chronograph, a day-date watch, and a quartz watch. The chronograph has Khaki Field hands coated with grey SuperLuminova, and applied hour markers. The dial has no continuous seconds – there is a 30-minute chronograph subdial at 12 o’clock, and a 12-hour chronograph subdial at 6 o’clock. In other features of the dial, legibility has been in part sacrificed on the altar of design. The most external ring on the dial for chronograph seconds, with quarter-second divisions, is interrupted by numerals for the tens of seconds. The 24-hour scale for the hour hand is interrupted by the subdials.

Hamilton Khaki Field Black Auto Chrono

H-21 movement

The watch is powered by the H-21 calibre made by ETA, an improved version of the Valjoux 7750, with 60 hours power reserve. Precision of the H-21 is reportedly excellent, at about COSC levels (-4/+6 seconds per day deviation). The movement alone is 7.9 mm thick, so the watch itself is also a comparatively thick piece, probably around 15 mm. The case is in stainless steel with black PVD coating, 42 mm in diameter, with black rubber strap. It has a sapphire caseback. The water resistance is 10 bar, 100 metres, provided in part by means of the screw-down crown.

Hamilton Khaki Field Auto Chrono caseback

Price and reference Khaki Field Black

The Hamilton Khaki Field Black Auto Chrono, reference H71626735, retails for 1,765 Swiss francs, €1,650.

Hamilton Khaki Field Black Auto Chrono

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