Founded in 1968, Air Zermatt is one of the most high-level aerial rescue operations in the world, with a team of 75 pilots, paramedics, technicians and support staff, a fleet of 11 helicopters, and a training school.
With a long history of equipping aviators with precision timepieces, we’re honored to be the chosen watch of these mountain heroes that are among the most skilled pilots in the world. For over a decade we’ve worked in tandem with a shared passion for pushing boundaries and a commitment to innovation.
“The easy going and extremely personal nature of our relationship with Hamilton has remained since our first contact 10 years ago,” says Pilot and Air Zermatt CEO Gerold Biner. “It is these characteristics that ensure respect and trust can be built in the long term, and from which friendships then arise. Air Zermatt is proud of the partnership with Hamilton.”
Limited Edition Timepiece
Our high-performance Khaki Aviation Converter Automatic Chronograph is now available in a thrilling new look that celebrates the continuation of our partnership with Air Zermatt. Limited to 988 pieces – one for every mission to the Matterhorn from 1968 – the special edition features glacier-blue sub dials and accent markings and a bright red seconds hand, a nod to the colors of the rescue team’s well-recognized helicopters.
Air Zermatt’s distinct logo is printed on the timepiece’s open case back that offers a peek at our exclusive H-21-Si chronograph movement developed with a superior anti-magnetic silicon balance spring to ensure accuracy in the most perilous environments.
An exhilarating watch for pilots, adventurers, aviation enthusiasts and fans of mountain life, the Khaki Aviation Converter Automatic Chronograph Air Zermatt Edition has stellar form and function. Designed for both the thrill and skill of flying, it features a logarithmic ‘slide-rule’ bezel that enables pilots to perform crucial calculations for critical factors like airspeed, distance and fuel consumption, during flight.
Available worldwide on June 10, each piece is delivered in unique packaging inspired by the Emergency Location Transmitter (ELT) device carried aboard Air Zermatt’s helicopters.
Join us as we say thank you to these amazing sky heroes who save dozens of lives every year!