Hamilton Khaki X-Wind

by Time&Style Staff

Hamilton

Producing coveted timepieces for over a century, Hamilton Watch Company has unveiled their latest treasure: the limited edition Khaki X-Wind. The stainless steel chronograph’s ultimate feature? A drift angle calculator. Derived from an aircraft cockpit, the tool measures the degrees between the front of the plane and the actual track enabling pilots to account for path deviation due to outside elements, such as wind.

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The calculator is set with two crowns, located at the 2 and 4 o’clock positions, that manipulate the lower and upper bezel, respectively. The 4 o’clock crown is adjusted to indicate wind direction, while the 2 o’clock crown shows correct bearing taking into consideration speed, magnetics, and crosswinds. No one said piloting was easy.

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Housing the traditional complications, including day/date displays and automatic winding, the watch has also increased its power reserve from a basic 42-hour to a whopping 60. Perfect for those long-hauls. The multi-level dial, graduated rotating bezel, and 3 pushers further add to its robustness. Wrapped with either a stainless steel bracelet or rubber strap, the aviation timepiece is also water-resistant up to 100 meters. Not that it’ll make much of a difference when you’re flying high. $2,395