2012 marks the 120th anniversary of watch production for the American watch maker Hamilton, the company was founded way back in 1892. To mark this special occasion, the watch manufacturer will release a limited edition Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer watch which takes its design inspirations from the 1940’s marine chronometer watches that made Hamilton famous.
The Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer watch comes in a rather large 46.5 mm stainless steel case and it comes with a Hevea wood presentation box that double as a desktop clock, which is a pretty cool feature and could be the reason they made the watch a bit bigger. The watch has a simple dial with Arabic numeral hour and minute markers and comes with two large blue hands. The seconds are placed in a sub-dial between the 5 and 7 o’clock position with a small blue hand. The watch face is covered in AR coated sapphire crystal and is attached to a light brown leather strap with stitching.
The limited edition Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer watch is powered by a hand-wound ETA UNITAS 6498 movement and is water resistant to 100 meters. Only 1,892 units will be produced, that number signifies the year 1892. The Khaki Navy Pioneer watch will be officially unveiled at the 2012 Basel World show.