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  • Writer's picturePhilip Dashiell

Hemel Watches Aims High, With U.S. Air Force Collaboration

No better day for Hemel Watches to announce an important collaboration with U.S. Patriots, than on the most patriotic day of the year. Hemel Watches will be partnering with the United States Air Force, releasing a Special Edition of its signature HFT20, Mecaquartz Chrongraph.

The Special Editions will be offered in a choice of 4 case back variations; one featuring an advanced pilot helmet flanked by two lightning bolts, a version depicting a flying F22 Raptor in silhouette, an alternative case back declaring the mission objectives of the U.S. Air Force related to Air, Space, and Cyberspace security and protection, and lastly, a variant highlighting the characteristics, spirit, and culture that embody the Servicemen and Servicewomen of the U.S. Air Force. An example of each of the aforementioned case back versions is pictured below. Also note, there will be a special, Thunderbirds case back, scheduled for release later this year. The Thunderbirds are the specialized, air demonstration squadron of the U.S. Air Force, world renowned for their precision flying skills.

The specs on this piece are as follows:

• Movement: VK64 mecaquartz. Quartz caliber incorporates gear architecture for smooth second hand sweep.

• Case: 316L Stainless Steel, brushed

• Case Width: 42 mm

• Lug Width: 20 mm

• Lug to Lug: 49 mm

• Caseback: Screwdown, engraved

• Dial: Matte black w/Superluminova C3

• Front Crystal: Flat sapphire w/AR coating

• Water Resistance: 100 meters

• Crown: Signed, push / pull                                                                                                        

• Bezel: 120 click rotating,

Other details of note, a ceramic inlay will be utilized on the bezel, and the straps are crafted from fine Italian leather, ensuring the most optimal level of comfort on the wrist. This Special Edition, Hemel Watches / U.S. Air Force collaboration, will not just aim high, but soar high with patriots, Servicemen and Servicewomen who have served, and those currently serving, and watch collectors alike. Please visit Hemel Watches website at for additional information.

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