The Movie Brand
For over six decades Hamilton’s distinctive watches have appeared in more than 450 Hollywood blockbusters. Their eye-catching shapes, materials and unique designs earn them roles in the most diverse movie genres, ranging from action pictures such as Die Hard, Ocean’s Eleven and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit to science fiction movies like Interstellar, The Martian, Men In Black, Independence Day, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Spider-Man 2, and from comedy classics like You’ve Got Mail, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and Blue Hawaii to dramas such as A Beautiful Mind and The Good German.
In November 2014, Hamilton returned to the big screen in the Warner Bros and Paramount Pictures movie “INTERSTELLAR”, directed by Christopher Nolan.
Time plays a critical role in the film "INTERSTELLAR". Hamilton worked hand in hand with the production team to design a UNIQUE Hamilton timepiece for the character Murph (played by Mackenzie Foy and Jessica Chastain), and provided the Khaki Pilot Day Date to outfit Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey).
The brand is constantly working closely with the world’s leading directors, costume designers, prop masters and screenwriters to find watches that have their own plot. This “auditioning” process is about finding or creating the perfect timepiece to enrich and shape the character wearing it, supporting his or her role and individual identity. Striking shapes, sophisticated materials and edgy designs bring high impact, as well as the versatility to feature in diverse genres, from action pictures to comedy classics. Moviemaking is similar to watchmaking: In order to inspire the audience, a meticulous attention to technical and styling detail is crucial.
Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards
Each year, Hamilton hosts the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards in Hollywood and China to highlight special behind-the-scenes artists for their individual impact on the film industry. Celebrities and film stars attending the red carpet events gladly give up the spotlight to cinematographers, prop masters, costume designers and screenwriters. The recognition of the offscreen talent is underlined with the presentation of the awards by the leading stars of the movie industry.
The award recipients are chosen based on the advice of professionals from each category, from the movies released during the year and/or presented at the prestigious festivals of Cannes, Toronto and Venice and the festival of the American Film Institute.
Living in the age of airplanes
Hamilton has been timing the skies since 1919 and has been appearing in Hollywood films for more than 60 years. This month, the brand blends together its history in aviation with its ties to movie making. Hamilton proudly supports “Living in the Age of Airplanes,” a beautiful new giant screen film from National Geographic Studios which was released worldwide beginning April 10, 2015..
Produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (“One Six Right”), “Living in the Age of Airplanes” is narrated by actor and pilot Harrison Ford and features an original score by Academy Award®-winning composer and pilot James Horner (“Avatar,” “Titanic”).