Hemel HM Night Ops

Hemel Watches has just added the popular HM series to its Night Ops collection. With a modern take on the classic military field watch, the HM1 Hemel 24 and the HM2 Hemel Track are a natural fit for the stealthy Night Ops blackout treatment. They are on sale now for $399. 

Hemel HM1 Hemel 24 Night Ops
As designer Marvin Menke explains, “The Hemel 24 and the Hemel Track were the first two watches that I designed and every- thing I’ve done since then really stands on their shoulders. This is why I’m so excited to finally see them in stealth mode beside the HFT20 and Hydrodurance. I can finally say that the Night Ops collection covers land, air and sea, just as the broader Hemel collection does.”

I loved the original HM series so I am pleased to see that Marvin kept its lines intact, even as he upgraded the movement to a Miyota 9039. This is a true no-date premium automatic that hacks, hand winds, and moves at a smooth 28.8k beat rate. 

The HM1 Hemel 24, is based on the military field watches of the late 60s and early 70s with their 24-hour delineated dials. The HM2, or the Hemel Track, recalls World War Two and post-war field watches with its simply appointed “railroad track” chapter ring. Stylish accents like the beautifully curved case, domed sapphire crystal, slim coin-edge bezel, the pop of orange in the second hand, and the signed buckle frame offer lend the series a sense of refinement while its 100m water resistance, tank-tread inspired screw-down crown, anti-reflective coating, and bright C3 lume ensure that the HM watches are as rugged as they are attractive. The matte black finish just caps it all off. 

The entire Night Ops line up is available for immediate delivery. Hemel will continue to donate a percentage of its proceeds to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, a nonprofit organization that benefits military veterans and their families. To buy your own,  head over to Island Watch for the Night Ops HM1 and HM2. ⬩


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