Hemel x USAF HFT20

Hemel Watches has turned out several variations on their HF Series pilot’s watch but today, they kick it up a notch by partnering with the United States Air Force. According to Marvin Menke, Founder, Owner and Operator of Hemel, “I’ve always said that nothing has driven horological innovation more than military need which is why I’ve always had that theme at the core of everything that Hemel does. To have this exciting opportunity to work with the greatest air power in the world is a truly unique honor.”
Hemel’s flagship HFT20, a modern interpretation of a jet-age chronograph, provides the basis for the Special Edition Hemel x USAF HFT20. This stout 42mm wide, 49mm long watch is powered by a Seiko VK64 MechaQuartz (1/5th second sweep and mechanical chrono module) and features a flat sapphire crystal, ceramic bezel insert, C3 SuperLuminova, 100m water resistance, and a superb diamond-shaped crown. The 20mm riveted straps are all handcrafted from Italian leather that will soften and darken over time.
On the dial, the USAF symbol joins the familiar HF layout, but the most distinctive element of the Special Editions is its engraved case back. Four are offered: an advanced pilot helmet flanked by two lightning bolts; a flying F22 Raptor in silhouette; a declaration of the Air Force’s mission objectives in Air, Space, and Cyberspace within the backdrop of a constellation; and the Air Force’s declaration of its ethos arranged in a graphic block of words. A fifth Special Edition Thunderbirds case back is due later this year

The Hemel x USAF HFT20 sells for $449.99. For more information or to place an order, visit HemelWatches.com. ⬩






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