The Stanley Kubrick challenge for Hamilton!
Authored by: Sean  

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Stanley Kubrick is best known for his unique cinematography, attention to details to achieve realism and an inspired use of music scores. In 1968, he gave the world 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), a science-fiction film which director Steven Spielberg called his generation’s “big bang,” with innovative visual effects and scientific realism. Kubrick was known for exerting complete artistic control over his projects; in doing so, he re-conceived the genres in which he worked. For Odyssey, Kubrick commissioned Hamilton to create timepieces to be worn by astronauts of the future.


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John Bergey of Hamilton created and presented to him a futuristic digital clock and analog/digital wristwatch. Sylvain Dolla, Hamilton International’s CEO says, “When he approached the brand to create something so extraordinary and different for this film, the executives rose to the challenge. That is what Hamilton has been doing ever since: overcoming challenges with innovation.” The brand has created extraordinary pieces with American spirit, successfully capturing the strength and resilience of armed forces with its Aviation, Navy and Field ranges.

The futuristic Odyssee designs caught the attention of the world and were given extensive coverage by leading lifestyle and fashion publications including Vogue and Esquire. People started demanding for these watches but the prohibitive cost of production made it impossible to commercialize this design. They did not release the prop version to the public, but did produce an interpretation that is entirely different but beautiful watch to the public, the “Odyssee 2001,” spelled differently for apparent copyright issues. In 2006, Hamilton released ‘X-01’ a limited edition representation of the original movie watch and in 2009, the futuristic, unconventional ‘ODCX-02’! Find your Hamilton today.



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