The Hamilton History is a 120 years long and eventful travel from Lancaster in the US to Biel the world capital of watchmaking in Switzerland. Today highlights from Hamilton pioneering role in the worlds of aviation, cinema, electric and digital technology shape the collection. The Hamilton watches have unique shapes, personality and design combining the American spirit with Swiss technologies.
Hamilton has an aviation heritage dating back to 1919. That was the year in which a Hamilton aeronautical watch accompanied the very first American airmail postal service between Washington and New York. This in-flight activity continued to strengthen and grow and by the 1930s Hamilton was the official watch of the commercial airlines, TWA, Eastern, United and Northwest.
Since 1918, accuracy, innovation, a taste for adventure and a focus on precision have all contributed to making Hamilton the choice of professional aviators to accompany them in the cockpit.
Hamilton is the proud partner of military squadrons, air rescue services, demonstration teams and aerobatic pilots around the world and, in 2018, we’re celebrating 100 years of timing the skies.