This year, Hamilton has upgraded its Khaki Navy Scuba dive watch collection with a new ceramic bezel and added water-resistance.
The Khaki Navy Scuba dive watch comes in a larger 43 mm x 12.58 mm stainless steel case (the existing model measures 40 mm) with a ceramic bezel insert that’s either black or blue, matched to the dial color. There’s a choice of a black dial with a steel bracelet, a black dial with a rubber strap, and a blue dial with a steel bracelet. The lug width is 22 mm.
A new higher water resistance rating of 300 meters is presumably the result of the larger, reinforced, case and gaskets. The Khaki Navy Scuba dive watch comes with a sapphire crystal that protects the dial and a screw-down crown and caseback. Inside is a 4Hz ETA-based automatic movement with a Nivachron balance spring and an 80-hour power reserve.
Compared to the existing Khaki Scuba, Hamilton added a textured “knockdown” surface to the dial of the new 43 mm automatic Khaki Scuba, and mixed in circular applied hour markers along with triangular markers at the poles (12, 3, 6, 9). The tipless Dauphine-shaped steel hour and minute hands remain virtually unchanged, and the red arrow-tipped center seconds hand is the same as well. However, the printed white chapter ring has been reduced in size and the date aperture was removed altogether, making for a cleaner more refined look.
The new 2021 Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba will be available beginning June 2021. (Ref. H82515130 – black dial steel bracelet, H82505140 – blue dial steel bracelet, H82515330 – black dial with rubber strap)
Retail is approximately $1,000.