Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hamilton Ventura 2017

In 2017 Hamilton commemorates the 60th anniversary of its iconic Ventura watch line with the launch of three reinterpretations of the original model.

Introduced on January 3rd, 1957, the Ventura was not only progressive in design, but also made watchmaking history as the world’s first electrical, battery powered watch. A revolutionary movement in a revolutionary design, the Ventura was unique in many ways and attracted some famous watch fans such as Elvis Presley himself who wore it in Blue Hawaii in 1961.

Mirroring the unconventional case design detail and distinctive features of its ancestors, in 2017, the Ventura Classic and Ventura Elvis80 Skeleton form the backbone of a magnificent trio in which each variation symbolizes the past, present and future of Ventura.  And as a remembrance of things past, each dial on the Ventura Classic bears a large electricity symbol as a reminder of the breakthrough innovation that the world’s first electrical watch in 1957 represented. 
Within this celebratory trilogy, the past meets the present with a tribute piece in quartz with a yellow gold PVD stainless steel case. In an additional flash of acknowledgement to Ventura’s illustrious past, a brown teju-patterned leather strap, white dial with golden hour markers and hands and flash of red at the tip of the second hand provide an unmistakable touch of vintage elegance.

Denim, a popular fabric in the 50s during Ventura’s birth, has crossed the ages without ever going out of style. For Ventura, it has been adapted onto the strap, while the polished stainless steel case frames a jeans-pattern 3D-printed dial for an additional touch of modernity.

When released in 1957, the Ventura was considered quite futuristic. Playing on the symbolism of this projection, the final interpretation displays an ultramodern skeleton design which could resemble the King’s microphone when looking at it closely.  Peering through the geometrical crisscross dial, the viewer can catch the mesmerizing show of the automatic movement with 80 hours power reserve, stylishly decorated on the front, beating to the sound of possibly distant rock music. A gleaming stainless steel case and choice of black rubber or steel bracelet complete the speaker-inspired look of this timepiece made for the scene.

Technical details
Hamilton Ventura Classic S & L

Case
Diameter: 24 x 36.5 mm // 32.3 x 50.3 mm
Case material: Stainless steel with yellow PVD coating
Crystal: Mineral
Water resistance: 5 bar (50m)

Movement   
Quartz

Dial    
White

Hands   
2N hours and minutes hands
Seconds hand with red tip

Attachment   
Brown teju-patterned leather strap
Butterfly clasp

Suggested Retail Price   
CHF 895.00

Hamilton Ventura Classic S & L (Denim Versions)

Case
Diameter: 24 x 36.5 mm // 32.3 x 50.3 mm
Case material: Polished stainless steel
Crystal: Mineral
Water resistance: 5 bar (50m)

Dial    
Blue denim-printed
Hands: Nickeled hours, minutes and seconds hands

Attachment   
Blue denim strap
Pin buckle

Movement   
Quartz

Suggested Retail Price   
From CHF 875.00

Hamilton Ventura Skeleton

Case
Diameter: 42.5 x 44.6 mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Sapphire with antireflective coating
Water resistance: 5 bar (50m)

Movement   
H-10-S Automatic skeletonized movement, 80 hours of power reserve

Dial    
Skeletonized

Hands   
Black hours and minutes hands with Super-LumiNova®
Red seconds hand

Attachment   
Black rubber strap with stainless steel pin buckle
Stainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp

Suggested Retail Price   
CHF 1600.00

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