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Hamilton Watches Take Flight

Brand’s Sponsorship of the 2014 EAA AirVenture Generates Excitement from the Ground Up

Biel, August 4, 2014 – Hamilton, which has been timing the skies since 1919, providing pilots with the high-quality, precision-crafted navigation instruments and watches they depend on, reinforced almost a century of proven aviation heritage, at the 2014 EAA AirVenture, which took place July 28th – August 3rd at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The annual, week-long event known as The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration hosts more than 500,000 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) members and other aviation enthusiasts who come to enjoy the unmatched roster of daily events including air shows, movies, concerts, forums, workshops, demonstrations and more.

A six-time partner of the EAA AirVenture, Hamilton was the Timekeeping Sponsor of the event and also served as an exhibitor, showcasing its innovative line of precision-crafted pilot watches. In addition, Hamilton’s ambassador, Nicolas Ivanoff, the famous French aerobatic pilot with nearly 20 years of air show performances under his belt, performed thrilling stunts at the event in his Hamilton-branded Edge 540 plane.

Following a day of flips, turns, glides and spirals, on Wednesday, July 30th, guests of Hamilton enjoyed cocktails at the EAA Airventure Museum, where they viewed the brand’s new collection of pilot watches, including the brand new Khaki X-Wind collection, which was introduced this past spring, as well as the brand new Khaki Pilot Pioneer Aluminium collection and the Khaki Take Off, which both hit stores in November.

In addition, guests had an opportunity to meet Ivanoff, along with Sylvain Dolla, CEO of Hamilton International. They also got a chance to see footage of Mr. Ivanoff’s performances as well as preview a movie trailer for the film Invisible Highway by Brian J. Terwilliger. Hamilton’s special guest, Mr. Gerold Biner, CEO of Swiss-based helicopter transport and rescue company, Air Zermatt, was also on hand and thrilled guests with exciting stories about some of his team’s most triumphant rescues in Nepal. Following the three presentations, guests were invited to participate in a 45-minute flight simulation which left guests exhilarated.

To learn more about Hamilton’s complete line of innovative timepieces, visit www.hamiltonwatch.com. For more information on the 2013 EAA AirVenture or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.airventure.org.

About Hamilton

Hamilton was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Hamilton watches combine the American spirit with the unrivalled precision of the latest Swiss movements and technologies. Known for its innovative design, Hamilton has a strong foothold in Hollywood, with products appearing in 400 films. The brand also boasts a strong aviation heritage. Hamilton is a member of the Swatch group, the largest watch manufacturer and distributor in the world with 160 production sites in Switzerland.

Hamilton and Aviation

Hamilton has been timing the skies since 1919, when the pioneering pilots of the era put their trust in the precision of its watches and navigation instruments. In addition to keeping the first American airmail service on track, Hamilton became the official watch of TWA, Eastern, United and Northwest in the 1930s. Adventure joined accuracy as these instruments demonstrated their unrivalled expertise co-piloting expeditions with destinations as challenging as the South Pole, and partnering the first American coast to coast air services which took commercial flying into the modern age. Today Hamilton is Timekeeping Sponsor of a variety of international aviation events such as the EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, USA, otherwise known as The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. In 2014 it also will be official partner of the unique Free Flight World Masters Tour in France and was a partner of the Rome International Airshow.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration and the Experimental Aircraft Association’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.

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