Air Zermatt is a pioneer of modern helicopter rescue and transportation, successfully executing a wide variety of passenger and sightseeing flights, as well as life-saving missions, each and every day. The company’s speed and reliability extend well beyond the borders of Switzerland. One of the pilots and a mountain rescuer of the company received the Heroism Award for their daring rescue of three alpinists in the high peaks of Nepal in 2010. It was the highest rescue mission ever performed with a helicopter. This was the third time that a rescue team of Air Zermatt has earned this prestigious award from officials in Washington, D.C.
Hamilton is taking its close cooperation with Air Zermatt to new altitudes with the Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono Limited Edition. This pilots’ watch, which simultaneously acts as a wrist, cockpit and table watch, has been created to meet the needs of the rescue team. True to its cockpit instrument inspiration, the contemporary pilots’ timepiece has a bi-directional turning flange, driven by the bezel, which has the capacity to record a countdown. It comes in a limited edition of 1,999 pieces.
This is the second watch the two aviation pioneers have developed together. The first one, the Khaki Flight Timer, is a multifunctional model that integrates a dedicated pilots’ logbook to record details of up to 20 flights.