Originally designed to serve soldiers in the field, field watches are characterized by their durability, practicality, and legibility. They typically boast simple yet functional designs that prioritize ease of use and reliability in demanding environments. While their origins lie in military use, field watches have transcended their initial purpose and become popular choices for everyday wear. Their clean and uncluttered design and functionality make them versatile accessories not only for trips off the beaten paths, but also for both casual and semi-formal occasions.
Hamilton’s legacy of designing and producing trusted timepieces for military forces began in the 20th century. Founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and now part of the Swatch Group, the brand has maintained the same rugged ethos of those timeless field watches throughout the Khaki Field collection, serving as the inspiration for its latest adventure-ready model, the Khaki Field Titanium.
Two new versions are offered, one with a matte black PVD titanium case and bracelet paired with a matching black dial, and the other with a brushed titanium case and bracelet combined with a blue dial. As is typical for this watch genre, they feature bold and contrasting numerals and hands coated with Superluminova for easy readability in low light conditions. In addition to the 12-hour format, there is also a circle for the military 24-hour format.
Both watches are water-resistant to 100 meters and available in 38mm and 42mm sizes. They are driven by the the selfwinding H-10 automatic movement with a power reserve of 80-hours power reserve and the highly magnetic resistant Nivachron balance spring. The movement comes to life through the sapphire crystal caseback.
The Khaki Field Titanium 38mm retails for $1,145 in a brushed titanium case and for $1,245 in titanium PVD. The 42mm versions retail for $1,195 and $1,295 respectively.
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