Hamilton Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO Auto Limited Edition
Hamilton's appearance in cinema is massive, and the brand's watches often play an essential role. Films like Interstellar brought the Khaki Murph to global fame and proved how high is a Hamilton watch's reputation. Can you remember the Morse-based conversation between daughter and father via the Murph's second hand in Interstellar? With the international launch of Tenet, expected later this month, the American-founded Swiss-adopted brand has reinforced its partnership with director Christopher Nolan. There's no doubt Nolan is currently amongst the best directors; films like Dunkirk and the Batman trilogy proved his style to be attractive and engaging.
Science fiction is Hamilton's preferred territory, ever since one of its timepieces first appeared in "2001 - A Space Odyssey"; with the Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO Auto Limited Edition, Hamilton confirms once again how relevant is film-making in the communication strategy. This time around, Hamilton's technicians worked alongside the production team for 18 months.
They conceived a timepiece which, judging by the short teaser, is a not-to-be-missed accessory to the leading characters. The Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO plays halfway between sci-fi and international spy story, where time can elapse both forward and backward. The official movie's props are analog-digital wristwatches, whereas the products Hamilton has just marketed are fully analog instead.
Regarding the product details, the Hamilton Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO Auto Limited Edition is a professional diving watch engineered for saturation diving. It showcases a 46mm Grade 2 titanium case, boasting a black PVD treatment on top; the dial features large Arabic numerals filled with dark-gray Super-LumiNova®, like the hands. The brand has created two product codes that differ from each other for second hand's end tip; it is either red or blue, the official colors of the movie. Hamilton will produce 888 pieces of each color option since the number 888 is a palindrome; hence it can be read in different directions.
The case construction features four big Allen screws, a protected crown, a total black look, and a collector's package designed by producer Nathan Crowley himself. The H-10 caliber, ensuring 80 hours of maximum power reserve, is a welcome addition, from a technical standpoint. Nonetheless, I admit I would have opted for an analog-digital sibling of the film's prop. The Hamilton Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO Auto Limited Edition retails for 1,945 Euros. For more information, please visit www.hamiltonwatch.com.
(Photo credit: courtesy of Hamilton Watch)
Gaetano C @Horbiter®