Established in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Hamilton has strong American roots. From timing trains to planes, Hamilton was there for America’s transportation milestones in the early 20th century. The brand’s innovative spirit continued with the development of the world’s first battery-powered electrical watch in 1957, and the world’s first LED digital watch in 1970.
A favorite of pilots since accompanying the first U.S. airmail flight in 1918, Hamilton has become synonymous with the world of aviation and is currently the Official Timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
Also a favorite in Hollywood, Hamilton watches have appeared in nearly 500 major feature films including hits like Man in Black, Interstellar and The Martian.
Part of Swatch Group, Hamilton has carried the prestigious Swiss made label since 2003, but still stays true to its American heritage. With pieces that are pioneering, practical and precise, Hamilton watches are the perfect balance of Swiss Precision and American Spirit.
Since the early days of aviation, timing – and watches – have been key to progress. Without precision, the finer points of flying would not be possible. Risk taking, pushing boundaries and daring to be different are elements typical of Hamilton, and traits essential to success. This is the story of how Hamilton became synonymous with the world of aviation.
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