Hamilton’s 120 year history – from its beginnings in Lancaster in the USA to Biel, Switzerland’s watchmaking capital – has been a long and eventful journey. Today, highlights from Hamilton’s pioneering role in the worlds of aviation, cinema, electric and digital technology shape the collection combining the brand's American spirit with modern Swiss technology. 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.