Hamilton partners with Schott NYC, a leather jacket manufacturer for a limited-edition Khaki Pilot watch. Both brands were chosen by the U.S. Army for their excellence and reliability and supplied the best watches and jackets to pilots during World War II, becoming symbols of the 1940s military style.
Craftsmanship and reliability were how Hamilton made its name by ensuring accuracy in the early days of the railroads, and it was also how Schott NYC gained their reputation and cult following. By focusing on what they both did and do best, a real collector’s timepiece that stands for quality and the American spirit has been birthed. This is a success story that can be worn with pride on one’s wrist.
The 46mm case of the new Hamilton Khaki Pilot Schott NYC watch houses the H-30 automatic day-date movement with 80 hours of power reserve. The time is displayed on a khaki green dial with contrasting light green Super-LumiNova® hands and numerals. With its strong contrast, Super-LumiNova® offers clarity and readability at a glance – even in the dark.
Where Schott NYC comes into play on the watch itself is with the leather watch strap. Schott NYC has specially selected each piece of top grain, full aniline, lightweight steer hide leather to create the strap for the 1,892 limited edition pieces. The brown watchstrap (Federal Standard military color 30099 Earth Brown) are made from the same leather used for the flight jackets during the war and to this day. The stiff and sturdy leather strap will soften over time, taking on the shape of the wearer’s wrist, exactly how a leather jacket would crease over time to fit its owner’s unique contours.
Each of the 1,892 limited edition pieces – a nod to the year Hamilton was established and Schott NYC’s founder Irving Schott was born – will be presented in a specially created leather case made exclusively by Schott NYC for Hamilton. The case is sewn by hand using traditional techniques at the Schott NYC factory in Union, New Jersey. The folding case is lined with plaid heavy weight brushed cotton and features side entry pockets and a card holder for travel. Talk about the perfect travel timepiece!
Hamilton was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Hamilton watches combine the American spirit with the unrivalled precision of the latest Swiss movements and technologies. Known for its innovative design, Hamilton has a strong foothold in Hollywood, with products appearing in more than 500 films. The brand also boasts a strong aviation heritage. Hamilton is a member of the Swatch Group, the largest watch manufacturer and distributor in the world.
About SCHOTT NYC
Founded in 1913 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and now run by the third and fourth generations of the Schott family, Schott NYC produces classic outerwear by hand, out of Union, New Jersey. Irving Schott, who was the first designer to use a zipper in a jacket and supplied the US military with parkas and aviator bomber jackets during World War II. Today the Schott family produces leather, wool, nylon, canvas, and down outerwear, as well as shirts, sweaters and accessories available worldwide.
Discover the Hamilton Schott NYC Khaki Pilot watch here.