Hamilton announced a new version of its Khaki Chronograph this week, fitted with military-green nubuck leather bund strap.
A black dial with printed Arabic numerals and triangle indices, large Sword-shaped hour and minute hands, a white varnished chronograph seconds hand with a red tip, and lume that has a cream hue — give the watch a classic military look, like something you might see from IWC but at a far more accessible price.
The 44 mm x 14.15 mm sandblasted stainless steel case is chunky (22 mm lug width), and a good fit for those with larger wrists. Underneath the dial is a Hamilton’s ETA-based H-21 automatic chronograph movement which has a 60-hour power reserve, and with an H pattern on the balance bridge. A sapphire crystal protects the dial, the crown screws down, and the caseback screws into the case. The water resistance is rated at 100 meters, although nubuck leather is hardly a good choice for rugged use in wet or muddy conditions. (Ref. H71706830)
The retail price is $1,745. Visit our Hamilton archives.
Photos by Hamilton.
Editor’s note: we reached out to Hamilton to clarify the true case thickness and did not receive a response. The release states 14.15 mm, but we believe they’ve subtracted the crystal and the actual case height is 16 mm or taller.