Engraved watches: a truly unique timepiece
As a manufacturer of luxury watches since 1892, Hamilton knows how to create watches with classic charm. But it is the small details that make the watch unique. Engraved on the case back, the initials of a loved one or a personal message will give this watch a truly unique character. Pilots, soldiers and movie stars have long trusted Hamilton watches for their durability and style, which means that the engraved messages will last for those who wear them, against all odds. Hamilton's engraving service, available on selected models, allows you to create a unique piece with personal meaning that will stand the test of time. Engravings can take many forms: a personal message, a birthday or anniversary, or a memorable quote. Even more specific references like meaningful geographical coordinates or a particular currency is a possibility. These messages may bring a smile to the wearer's face years after the watch is purchased or gifted, or even become part of the family heritage when the timepiece is passed on from generation to generation. Whether it is a gift for a special person or a precious memento, an engraved watch carries emotion and meaning.
Engraved watches for him and for her: watches that tell a story
Just as watches show the passage of time, giving an engraved watch can mark important occasions in the wearer's life. It could be a birthday, a major promotion or even a historical event. In 1928, for example, Hamilton launched its Piping Rock watches with a set of engraved watches for the New York Yankees, winners of the World Series. Engravings can add a personal touch to an already iconic watch, such as the Open Heart Auto, part of the Jazzmaster collection, with its dial revealing the precision-engineered H-10 movement. Imagine presenting this classic watch, with its insight into the workings of time, engraved with the date of a wedding anniversary or the place of a first meeting. Engraved Hamilton watches for men and women are fit for any occasion, with models that have been tested under the most demanding conditions. The 38 mm Khaki Field Mechanical, in particular, features a rugged, durable design and a vintage display that recalls its military heritage. Its counterpart in the Khaki Field line, the Khaki Field Murph Auto, offers the same Swiss-American engineering combined with film heritage, where the watch was worn by Jessica Chastain as Murphy Cooper in "Interstellar". In fact, the watch itself contains a hidden message that complements any engraving that might be added to it: the second hand bears the indication "Eureka" in Morse code.
Watch engraving ideas that can go anywhere
Hamilton watches are made to travel. From the bold military heritage of the Khaki Field line to the precision pilot's chronographs of the Khaki Avision collections, they have been designed to go wherever their wearers take them. This means that any engraving ideas that end up on their surface will be within reach when the wearer is away from home. An engraving on the Khaki Navy Scuba Auto could even accompany you on deep-sea dives, with a water resistance of 300 metres thanks to its ceramic bezel. With its generous 43 mm dial, it also offers a space on which you can write a few heartfelt words or a meaningful date.