Christopher Nolan’s keenly awaited sci-fi blockbuster TENET will feature a Hamilton watch with functions that have never before been seen on one of its timepieces.
It is the second time that Hamilton has worked with Mr Nolan, having created The Murph for the director’s Interstellar movie.
Hamilton calls the collaboration on the timepiece for TENET its biggest Hollywood partnership yet, and took 18 months to create a Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO that appears in the film.
Although a number of watches were made for the movie, it will not be released in its sci-fi form (which is still a closely guarded secret), but there will be a limited edition of 888 pieces in titanium with a blue or red-tipped seconds hands, a reference to key colors in the TENET storyline.
TENET’s production designer Nathan Crowley says Hamilton wholeheartedly embraced the challenge of creating the movie’s watch.
“I’m always impressed by Hamilton’s dedication to excellence and their willingness to think outside the box to create timepieces that do so much more than tell time,” he says.
Sylvain Dolla, Hamilton’s CEO until the end of this month, when he will take over as CEO at Swatch Group stablemate Tissot, agrees that the 18 months it took to make the watch was one of the most challenging and exciting collaborations he has been part of.
“It was truly a partnership of creativity that transformed ideas into a reality we’ll get to see on movie screens around the world,” he says.
TENET is due to be released on July 31 and Hamilton will unveil its limited edition as part of the movie’s promotion.
The $2,095 black-dialed Hamilton Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO comes in a 46mm black PVD case housing Hamilton’s H-10 automatic movement and is worn on a black rubber strap.