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HAMILTON X AIR-GLACIERS

Swiss precision on the wrist and in the air: special edition Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Air-Glaciers made in partnership with rescuers.

Hamilton has a long aviation heritage dating back to 1918 when the pioneering pilots of the era put their trust in the precision of its watches and navigation instruments.

In 2022, Hamilton announced its partnership with Air-Glaciers, a rescue team with a powerful dedication to honoring their duties in the mountains.

Founded in 1965, Air-Glaciers is a pioneer in mountain rescue and has become one of the most advanced helicopter rescue organizations in the world. Carrying out more than 3,000 missions per year in the Swiss Alps, performance and precision from their equipment is paramount in the success of every mission.

Air-Glaciers operates 6 bases throughout the Swiss Alps (Sion, Collombey, Leysin, Gampel, Lauterbrunnen and Gstaad) from which its crews take off to carry out rescue missions as well as passenger flights, spray, taxi and air freight transport flights.

Founded in 1965, Air-Glaciers is a pioneer in mountain rescue and has become one of the most advanced helicopter rescue organizations in the world. Carrying out more than 3,000 missions per year in the Swiss Alps, performance and precision from their equipment is paramount in the success of every mission.

Air-Glaciers operates 6 bases throughout the Swiss Alps (Sion, Collombey, Leysin, Gampel, Lauterbrunnen and Gstaad) from which its crews take off to carry out rescue missions as well as passenger flights, spray, taxi and air freight transport flights.


“In our industry, it’s all about timing. A few seconds can make a life-changing difference. Counting on Hamilton’s expertise in precision is a true added value for our daily operations”

Bernard Vogel - CEO of Air-Glaciers

Khaki Aviation Pilot
Air-Glaciers

Khaki Aviation Pilot
Air-Glaciers

Crafted with direct input from the Air-Glaciers helicopter pilots, the project is a celebration of Hamilton’s strong ties with rescue aviation.

Crafted with direct input from the Air-Glaciers helicopter pilots, the project is a celebration of Hamilton’s strong ties with rescue aviation.

In creating the special edition Khaki Aviation Pilot, Hamilton designers and the Air-Glaciers team considered every detail of the watch during the design process.

In creating the special edition Khaki Aviation Pilot, Hamilton designers and the Air-Glaciers team considered every detail of the watch during the design process.

Ready for the action

For the case, titanium was selected, as it reduced the weight of the watch case by 45%.

Air-Glaciers Caseback

A unique caseback has been designed for this watch, including the Air-Glaciers logo engraved.

Special Packaging

The special edition reference comes with an extra suede nubuck strap and exclusive Pelican Ruck Case R40 packaging.

Ready for the action

For the case, titanium was selected, as it reduced the weight of the watch case by 45%.

Air-Glaciers Caseback

A unique caseback has been designed for this watch, including the Air-Glaciers logo engraved.

Special Packaging

The special edition reference comes with an extra suede nubuck strap and exclusive Pelican Ruck Case R40 packaging.


From materials to functionality, every aspect of the reference was carefully considered to ensure optimal accuracy and reliability in the field.

When saving lives is in the balance,
no detail is too small.


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