Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date: Malaysia Price and Review

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A hundred years on, Hamilton still keeps it simple.

Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date
Having made pilot’s watches for a century now, it’s no question Hamilton knows a thing or two about them. In this centennial year, the American watchmaker looks back to its archives to bring the very best of the brand’s classic aesthetics to its 2018 Khaki Pilot collection.

The frontrunner is the Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date, a straightforward and handsome 42mm steel watch that encapsulates the American spirit of Hamilton. Featuring bold double-digit Arabic numerals, luminous markers and sword-shaped hands, readability is key to the watch’s design and function.

Notable features also include the practical day and date complications with the day window placed at 12 o’clock while the date falls snugly at six o’clock, reminiscent of the analogue cockpit instruments found in vintage aircrafts.
Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date
Meanwhile, the new colour schemes and PVD treatment offer up a modern take on the watch with options of a brown PVD treated stainless steel and brandy brown leather strap version (above), a steel with a desert brown leather strap version (below) as well as a full steel version making up the collection.

Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date

We’re leaning more towards the leather straps as they are inspired by the leather flying jackets worn by top US military pilots, giving an extra aviation vibe to the overall pilot aesthetics of the timepieces. The aged look on the straps perfectly complements the sandy hues of the cases and dials offered in the collection.

At the end of the day, the Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date is all about practicality and versatility. That’s why Hamilton went with the robust automatic H-40 movement that provides up to 80 hours of power reserve. If you're looking for an everyday sports watch at a reasonable price, you really shouldn’t knock this off your list.
A hundred years on, we still appreciate Hamilton’s effort in crafting straightforward timepieces without too much gimmick or rhetoric.


42mm stainless steel or stainless steel with brown PVD


Black with indexes and numerals in sand-coloured Super-LumiNova


Automatic H-40


Brandy brown leather, desert brown leather or stainless steel bracelet


Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date

Power Reserve

80 hours


RM4,005 (stainless steel with brown PVD), RM3,345 (stainless steel with leather strap), RM3,820 (stainless steel with bracelet)

Sim Wie Boon

Sim Wie Boon loves classy dress watches from timeless Swiss and Japanese marques. Wrist affections aside, he finds comfort in quiet rainy evenings with a hot cup of coffee and a stable internet connection.

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