Hamilton Becomes Official Timekeeper Of The Red Bull Air Race World Championship
In 2017 Hamilton becomes Official Timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, known as the new dimension of motorsports. Featuring 14 of the best race pilots — including Nicolas Ivanoff, the brand ambassador since 2005 — this pure motorsport competition is a visual spectacle unlike any other, combining speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes, pilots navigate a low-level aerial track made of 25 meters-high air-filled pylons.
The 2017 race calendar will take place in eight cities around the world starting with its first stop in Abu Dhabi on February 10–11, a celebratory event marking the diamond 75th Red Bull Air Race.
Aviation, skill and precision are also part of the Hamilton brand. This partnership will strengthen Hamilton’s presence in the aerobatics world, in addition to its rich aviation heritage and collaborations with international airshows and squadrons.
Sylvain Dolla, Hamilton’s CEO, commented, “Our brand has a prestigious history of serving the flying community, and this latest evolution in our partnership with the World Championship further strengthens our presence in aviation. Hamilton is taking aviation watches to new heights, and we’re proud to be the Official Timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2017.”
The brand 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. Today, many squadrons use Hamilton watches as standard equipment.
A special edition watch will be released for the occasion, the Khaki Air Race, available in two versions: a Team Hamilton model with orange and black dial and special case back printing to enhance Hamilton and Nicolas Ivanoff’s strong relationship. And an Official Timekeeper model with blue and grey dial with a red second hand honouring Red Bull Air Race colours and different case back printing. Both versions have a stainless steel case in either 38 or 42mm size, with a choice of black leather strap or stainless steel bracelet.