SPECIAL EDITION KHAKI FIELD ADDS AUTHENTICITY TO DESIGNER DAISUKE OBANA’S EXCHANGE SERVICE-INSPIRED COLLECTION
With a shared interest in rich history and quality craftsmanship, our latest collaboration with N.HOOLYWOOD – a special edition Khaki Field – brings the original soldier’s watch to the Japanese label’s military-inspired N.HOOLYWOOD TPES’S FW21 collection.
During WWII, Hamilton halted commercial production to manufacture more than one million watches for the U.S. military. Today, our Khaki Field Collection pays homage to that original soldier’s watch worn by service members throughout the 20th century.
Created 20 years ago by Daisuke Obana, N.HOOLYWOOD is known for reinventing heritage classics with rebellious modernity. A long-time fan of Hamilton’s authentic military timepieces and continued commitment to precision watchmaking, Obana included a limited edition 38mm Khaki Field Mechanical in his 2009 collection.
The limited watch’s lasting success sparked our second collaboration with the Japanese menswear label a decade later.
Khaki Field Automatic N.HOOLYWOOD Special Edition 2021
Inspired by work-wear and military uniforms, N.HOOLYWOOD TEST PRODUCT EXCHANGE SERVICE apparel is Obana’s interpretation of ‘Exchange Service’ retail stores exclusively open to current and retired U.S. service members. A true piece of history, the new Khaki Field Automatic N.HOOLYWOOD Special Edition 2021.
A true piece of history, the new Khaki Field Automatic N.HOOLYWOOD Special Edition 2021 celebrates and continues the spirit of our inaugural partnership 10 years ago with authenticity and innovation. Automatic rather than hand-wound, the 40mm field watch features bright white Super-LumiNova-coated hands and markers against a black dial, case and strap.
This minimalist, monochrome design is the perfect foil to the collection’s brightly hued quilted jackets, bombers, jumpsuits and cargo pants – the bold colors a direct nod to the color-coded aircraft carrier crew members fondly nicknamed the “rainbow gang.”
“Watch, wrist: General Design by N.HOOLYWOOD/Hamilton” is printed on the case back of each of the 300 numbered pieces, just like on the original. Powered by our H-10 movement with an extended 80-hour power reserveand secured with a black textile NATO strap, this is a watch built to last.
“I regard black as a color that represents responsibility, precision and accuracy,” says Designer Daisuke Obana. “This Khaki Field is an expression and a reminder of those traits that are so crucial to the efforts of the ‘Rainbow Gang,’ and all military personnel. I’m proud to once again have the opportunity to reimagine the original soldier’s watch for today.”
“A shared appreciation for authentic evolution of style made this collaboration with N. HOOLYWOOD a success,” says Hamilton CEO Vivian Stauffer. “This is the right approach to contemporary vintage design and we’re incredibly excited to add our genuine military heritage to Obana’s EXCHANGE SERVICE collection.”
Reference: H89325430 Caliber: H-10 Collection: Khaki Field Movement: Automatic Case size: 40mm Case thickness: 11,5mm Dialcolor: Black Case material: Black PVD stainless steel Crystal: Sapphire Lug width: 20mm Power reserve: 80-hour power reserve Water Resistance: 10 bar (100 m) /145 psi (328 ft)