Worldwide Tour for Hamilton Watch Mock-Up Plane

 

Hamilton's mock-up aeroplane is taking part in a world tour, making stops in Asia, Europe, the United States and the Middle East.

The Hamilton VOTEC 221 Mock-Up Aeroplane was created as a symbol of the brand's ongoing passion and commitment to the aviation community, dating back to 1919. The Swiss-made plane is a one-to-one replica of the aerobatic plane flown by brand ambassador Nicholas Ivanoff, and was built using components certified for aircraft construction. Painted in the brand's signature orange and black colours, it measures over 19.5ft long, weighs approximately 1,000lbs and has a wingspan of 20.7ft.
The Hamilton mock-up plane in Montreux, Switzerland


After the success of its American tour at the end of 2011, the plane is now making a number of stops at locations worldwide. This follows a display at the month-long Hamilton's 120th Anniversary exhibition at New York's Tourneau Time Machine in June, where it was presented alongside a varied collection of brand archives.
On June 29th the plane was revealed on the roof of the Roman Mayer boutique in Montreux, Switzerland, where it will remain for two weeks to be viewed during the famous Montreux Jazz Festival.
Hamilton ambassador Nicholas Ivanoff flies the aerobatic aircraft that inspired the mock-up