In true Christopher Nolan fashion, much secrecy enshrouds the role it will play. But based on Nolan’s award-winning filmmaking style—and his previous partnership with Hamilton in 2014’s Interstellar—you can be sure it will be more than just a simply fashion accessory.
Not that there’s anything unsavoury about fashion accessories. In fact, Hamilton’s Ventura watches feature regularly in the MIB films where they don’t do much. Except make the agents look really suave. Now is that such a bad thing? We think not.
Just In Time
Hamilton understandably remains tight-lipped about the watch’s unique features. What it has said, is that this latest Hollywood partnership is its biggest one yet.
And it involved extensive collaboration between the Hamilton and movie production design teams.
Right from the outset, Nolan’s team threw down the gauntlet: create a watch from scratch. In the brand’s own words, “the film required a watch with features that do not currently exist in a commercially available Hamilton watch.”
Well, challenge accepted, said Hamilton, and spent the next 18 months designing, developing, testing and producing this key movie prop.
Needless to say, it succeeded in combining the needed technology with the dial display, and it did so using the super-sporty Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO.
“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,” says Tenet production designer Nathan Crowley.
First Of Its Kind
Cased in lightweight titanium, this special edition features a blue or red-tipped second hand as a reference to key colours in the movie.
Each version will be limited to 888 pieces. The number chosen is a nod to the movie title which, if you’ve noticed, is also a palindrome.
“This project was one of the most challenging and exciting collaborations I’ve been a part of,” says Hamilton CEO Sylvain Dolla. “It was truly a partnership of creativity that transformed ideas into a reality we’ll get to see on movie screens around the world.”
Priced at $2,990, the watch is delivered in a crazy-cool sci-fi-esque packaging created by Crowley, featuring colours inspired by the film.
So, red or blue? Because which direction you go is a matter of time.
Tenet premieres in Singapore on 27th August. Click here for more details about the Hamilton Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO.