Hamilton has just announced a new 38 mm brushed bronze alloy version of its basic Khaki Field watch.
The Khaki Field Mechanical Bronze watch exterior will gain a natural patina as it oxidizes over time — a typically desirable effect. Although, a hypoallergenic titanium caseback prevents allergic skin reactions that could happen if the bronze material was sitting directly against your wrist.
Driving the time-only watch is a hand-wound caliber H-50 movement, with an 80-hour power reserve, made by ETA exclusively for Hamilton. The centrally mounted sword-shaped hour and minute hands, along with an arrow-tipped center seconds hand, indicate the time. All the highly legible markings are printed directly on the dial, and include an additional 24-hour military time scale, inside the standard hour Arabic hour scale, which is surrounded by minute hash marks on the outermost chapter ring. All three hands have beige lume. Triangle-shaped luminous markers sit on the chapter ring to indicate hours, or to delineate five-minute/second gradations.
Each Khaki Field Mechanical Bronze watch is paired with a 20 mm wide brown leather NATO-style strap the closes with a pin buckle. A sapphire crystal protects the dial and water-resistance is rated down to 50 meters. (Ref. H69459530)
Retail is $825.
Photos by Hamilton.