Hamilton designers and engineers, in collaboration with the design team from Christopher Nolan’s new film, TENET, produced a custom-made watch with unique features that only Hamilton was trusted to bring to life.
June 17, 2020 - A favorite of filmmakers for decades, Hamilton timepieces have played an integral role in films and inspired audiences. “The Murph” we created for Christopher Nolan’s hit Interstellar became a fan favorite, and a clock we designed for Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film 2001: A Space Odyssey influenced the invention of the world’s first digital watch.
Our latest Hollywood partnership – and our biggest one yet – involved extensive collaboration between our design team and the production design team behind Christopher Nolan’s latest film TENET, coming soon to theaters. Initial conversations revealed that the film required a watch with features that do not currently exist in a commercially available Hamilton watch. Accepting the challenge, we committed to merging creativity with craftsmanship to produce this key movie prop.
The 18-month preparation included technical development, testing and production at the Swatch Group’s lab in Switzerland where our engineers found a way to combine the needed technology with the display on the dial of our Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO. To meet filming needs, we produced dozens of the final prop watch and Hamilton watchmakers were on the movie set to offer support with the watch’s unique functions.