The aviation heritage of the brand dates back to 1919, when the pilots of the first US airmail service between Washington and New York wore Hamilton watches. By the 1930s Hamilton was the official timekeeper of choice for commercial airlines in the USA.
Today the aeronautical spirit lives on. Hamilton is the timekeeping sponsor at a variety of international aviation events such as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in the USA, regarded as the world’s greatest aviation celebration, as well as the Free Flight World Masters in France. Cooperating closely with leading air squadrons, the world famous French aerobatic pilot Nicolas Ivanoff and Air Zermatt, the prestigious transport and rescue helicopter company from Switzerland, Hamilton is taking aviation watches to new heights.