Hamilton: Scout Navy


New immersive look for the watch adopted by Pierre Frolla, quadruple freediving world champion.

World record holder, extreme diver, educator, adventurer, underwater cameraman, lecturer, trainer… The turbulent freediver has also been a watch brand ambassador for many years. “I hate sleeping because I feel like I’m wasting my time. I want to be present in every moment, live every second”confess.

of Monaco and the Big Blue, runs the Monegasque Academy of the Sea, where he teaches diving classes and organizes courses while devoting himself intensely to his passion for freediving. A discipline that also makes him travel the oceans: you can follow his adventures among sharks, sperm whales, whales, dolphins and even crocodiles on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

To make you commune with the marine environment and transcribe his vertiginous dives, Pierre Frolla has signed a superb work, the book “The oceans face to face” (Leduc). Touring it allows you to discover sumptuous ocean settings and witness incredible one-on-one encounters with the beings of the deep.

The updated look of the Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman Automatic includes a new wavy black or khaki tactical rubber strap. This aquatic tool houses the H-10 movement equipped with a Nivachron balance spring resistant to shocks, temperature variations and magnetic fields. 46 mm, stainless steel, 80-hour power reserve, 30 bar water resistance, anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Also available with a steel bracelet. Single price: 1,175 euros. ©Hamilton

It was with the same team – Greg Lecoeur, one of the world’s foremost underwater wildlife photographers, and Kevin Sempe, a dive filmmaker – that the Monegasque braved the fury of the Pacific Ocean north of the island of Hawaii. “Pushing the limits is my DNA. I constantly set myself new challenges. »

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That’s why the freediver practiced “cliff diving” there, jumping from the top of a cliff before making a dangerous plunge into the waves crashing against the lava rocks. The impressive place called “the end of the world” allowed the diver to verify the robustness of the Khaki Navy Frogman Automatic, the maritime watch with the highest technical capacity of Hamilton. Engineered for readability and strength, it combines 30 bar (300m) water resistance with a freshly updated look.

The stainless steel case is joined to a new corrugated rubber strap that evokes the power of whirlpools. The protruding crown guard lends character to the sporty silhouette of a solid instrument that owes its increased reliability to a caliber equipped with a Nivachron hairspring. This high-tech alloy is in fact resistant to shocks, temperature variations and magnetism. The classic black dial is enlivened by Super-LumiNova-enhanced indices and hands, for perfect readability in the dark. The orange treatment of the minute hand and the tip of the second hand ensures differentiation at the slightest glance.

This precision instrument has, with an extended power reserve of 80 hours, all the arguments to become the faithful accomplice of an adventurous and sporty summer. The Khaki Navy Frogman also delves into the rich history of the brand founded in 1982 in Pennsylvania (USA): its name evokes the intrepid “frogmen”, the frogmen of the American Navy, who wore the original model for the Second World War. .


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