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Hamilton Khaki X-Landing - The Next Generation of Hamilton X-Watches

by Marco 5 March, 2010 View Comments

The Hamilton Khaki X-series of watches have offered an array of sporty, sizable watches with functional bezel systems and well-worked, impressive straps. The popular watch-geek destination www.timezone.com has reported a new addition to the Khaki X-watches that we should be introduced to in a few weeks by Hamilton themselves - the limited edition Khaki X-Landing.

The Hamilton Khaki X-Landing is encased in a 44mm stainless steel case that is equipped with the thick sapphire crystal and screw-locking crowns. The obvious difference between this and other X-watches is its GMT or multiple timezone function. This function is displayed by a red hand and the outer bezel, which is marked with the UTC differential (i.e -6 for Eastern Standard Time) 24 hour graduations. Also on the same bezel is the code words from the NATO phonetic alphabet that represent each letter of the English alphabet. This is the "Alfa, Bravo, Charlie" alphabet that was originally developed by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) in order to avoid misunderstanding between communicators regardless of their native language. This feature may be useful during those times where you are trying to spell out your postal code or last name over the telephone and you cannot think of any words to represent one of the letters.

Judging by the picture of the Khaki X-Landing, the other bezel functions are unclear. Within the sapphire crystal lies a system of rotating bezels controlled by an auxiliary crown at ten o'clock that will surely distinguish the X-Landing from the other models in the series. The black and metallic, multilevel dial depicts the date and chronograph functions, all of which are calculated by ETA's automatic 7754 calibre movement. The perforated leather strap is reminiscent of the classic sport straps from the sixties and seventies, which happens to be the golden age of space flight to which - judging from the name - this timepiece may allude.

The Hamilton Khaki X-Landing fortifies the strong link between Hamilton watches and the world of aviation. As with the other X-watch models, it is 44mm in diameter and it sports a system of rotating bezels that can be used to calculate values associated with specific aspects of flight. For fans of aviation and of luxury watchmaking, the X-Landing and the other X-styles combine both these worlds at fantastic prices.

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