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Hamilton Khaki X Wind Chronograph Limited Edition
Hamilton’s aviation history goes all the way back to 1918 when the watchmaker made timepieces for pilots as the official timekeeper for U.S. airmail flights between Washington, Philadelphia and New York. To celebrate the 100 years since that debut, the brand is releasing a limited edition watch: the Khaki X-Wind Day Date Automatic Chronograph.
Being based on the standard Khaki X-Wind, it incorporates a mechanical chronograph movement with a drift-angle calculator (a world first) into a rugged case, but Hamilton gave the H-21-Si movement inside now has a silicon hairspring, a first for a chronograph from the brand. This means that in addition to being resistant to shocks and magnetism — an essential feature for pilots who regularly come into contact with strong magnetic fields — it’s capable of chronometer-level accuracy within the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute’s (COSC) strict standards.
In addition to the new innards, the watch’s black dial now features tan-colored accents on the numerals, hands, and sub-dials, giving this modern watch a bit of vintage flair. It comes paired either with a beige leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet, the former retailing for $2,595 and the latter $2,645. Given that this is a limited edition of just 1,918 pieces with a chronometer-certified chronograph inside, that’s a heck of a deal.
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Today’s Best Deals
Big Agnes Sale
Save Up to 50%: I don’t want to jinx it, but it looks like the weather is finally turning for the better. That means weekend adventures up to mountains or out to the lake are a lot more enticing, now that the air isn’t so cold. Another excuse to start planning weekend trips into the wilderness is the big Big Agnes sale at Backcountry. Get a four-person tent up to 50% off, save $25 on a sleeping pad or take advantage of all the other discounted camping gear you’ll need for the fresh new season. — Bryan Campbell
Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper
Save up to 30%: Hario makes some of the best pour-over coffee gear around, and the brand’s V60 dripper is loved by coffee connoisseurs and considered an essential piece of kit. Right now, ceramic versions of the V60 (which help retain heat) are marked down on Amazon, making it a tempting buy for those interested in the nerdy realm of pour-over but have yet to take the plunge. — Andrew Connor
Save 70%: J.Crew knows how to make wardrobe staples to stock your closet — they’ve created the perfect recipe for everything from button-up shirts to khakis to jeans. And when these things are on sale, it’s always a good idea to stock up. Now you can take an extra 30 percent off sale styles with code TAKE2030. Check out sweaters, shorts, bathing suits, shirt and jeans to find the best deals. Trust us; there are lots of options to peruse. And one of our favorite shirts is almost 50 percent off in a variety of colors. — Meg Lappe
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