Hamilton ODC X-02

April 15, 2009


The Hamilton ODC X-02 watch case is modeled on the cross-section of an aircraft’s wing and has three separate oblong dials that show the time in a different location.

A valve-like pusher at the top of each dial allows for the setting of three independent times. “Viewed from the side, these resemble miniature telescopes with easy-to-grip tips. The analog time display in each of the three sections is close to the pusher, giving the impression that it is floating to the surface of the dial window.

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1966, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke commission Hamilton (as well as other companies) to imagine & design futuristic products for the year 2001 and to be featured in the film, “2001 A Space Odyssey.” So Hamilton and John Bergey (creator of the first digital quartz watch) creates a digital clock and analog/digital wristwatch

Coming back, thirty years later, Hamilton is issuing the “X-01” a limited edition reinterpretation of the original movie watch for USD1195. Only 2001 will be made, cast from Titanium, fit with an automatic movement, sapphire crystal and three sideview registers for Home Time, Dream Time, and GMT. They are now analog unlike the digital display from the original. But that is remedied by an old school trick, the small registers are set using a magnet that’s hidden in the clasp – A feature of the first Pulsar LEDs.

Extract from Watchismo