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Hamilton is a longstanding partner of the motion picture industry, having designed watches and clocks for films from 2001: A Space Odyssey through the MIB franchise to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Now, the Swiss-owned brand is once again partnering with Nolan on a special watch for his new film, Tenet, which stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson in “a race to prevent World War III.”
Hamilton’s design team quickly established that there was no timepiece within their catalog that fit the film crew’s requirements. During an 18-month period, they modified one of their Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO watches with the technology that Nolan’s team required, producing dozens of prop watches for filming.
For those of us who’d like to own a version of the prop watch, Hamilton has produced a special edition timepiece available in two colors. Each watch features a lightweight 46mm titanium case, a matching black dial and hands coated in dark grey SuperLumiNova, a sapphire crystal, an impressive 1,000m of water resistance, and a black rubber strap with black PVD pin buckle. Powered by the Hamilton H-10 automatic movement with 80-hour power reserve, the special edition comes in two versions: one with a red-tipped seconds hand, and one with a blue-tipped seconds hand.
Each version (both cost $2,095) is limited to 888 pieces and ships in special packaging designed by Tent production designer Nathan Crowley. Check out the full story on Hamilton’s website below.
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