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Hamilton A Space Odyssey ODC X-02 Triple Time Zone *LIMITED EDITION*

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Made in Switzerland

The futuristic, unconventional nature of the ODCX-02 is modelled on the cross-section of an aircraft’s wing, allowing the wearer to be in three places at once. This is possible thanks to three separate, oblong dials, each revealing the time in a different location. Pushers resembling miniature telescopes with easy-to-grip tips enable the setting of travel in time.




First, some history...

1966, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke commission a variety of companies to imagine & design futuristic products for the year 2001. Oh, yeah, and to be featured in the film, "2001 A Space Odyssey."

Hamilton is hired and John Bergey creates a digital clock and analog/digital wristwatch (movie prop watch seen below). At the same time, it inspires his work inventing the Pulsar Time Computer LED digital watch in 1970. (entirely separate history, stay focused!)

Hamilton simultaneously future-retro-fitted their early sixties Flight II Electric designed by Richard Arbib (see photos below press release). Stanley Kubrick chose the Bergey design over the Arbib.

1968, the movie is released and Hamilton releases an entirely different but beautiful watch to the public, the "Odyssee 2001," spelled differently for apparent copyright issues.

Forty years later, in 2006, Hamilton introduced the "X-01", a limited edition reinterpretation of the original movie watch. Only 2001 (of course) were be produced.

Today, Hamilton is releasing the "ODC X-02", a triple time zone watch with each dial encapsulated in chambers and positioned in traditional "2001 Odyssey" side-viewing style.




A creation of the Hamilton Lab, the ODC X-02, takes watch design to totally new frontiers. In a futuristic shaped case, appropriately modeled on the cross-section of an aircraft’s wing, this timepiece allows the wearer to be in three places at once. This is possible thanks to three separate, oblong dials, each revealing the time in a different location. The ODC X-02 design was inspired by the watch Hamilton originally made for Stanley Kubrick’s 1966 movie, “2001: A Space Odyssey”.

Location, location, location

A valve-like pusher at the top of each dial enables 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. Each window has its own curved sapphire crystal, enclosing the top and side of the individual dial for self-contained timekeeping in the chosen zone.




Out of this world design

The ODC X-02 outline is angular, contrasting with the soft curves of the framework supporting the crystals. Perfectly matching the black dial backgrounds is a smooth black rubber strap finished with a metal buckle that fits together like two pieces of a puzzle. This unique timepiece promises to be a showstopper on and off the screen and is limited to just 1,000 pieces.

Stanley Kubrick and ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

In 1966, Stanley Kubrick, one of America’s most celebrated film directors and producers, commissioned Hamilton to create the timepieces for his science-fiction movie, 2001: A Space
Odyssey. The Hamilton design team presented Kubrick with a futuristic wristwatch and a desk clock. The Hamilton designs were extremely eye-catching and even Vogue and Esquire magazines were
captivated, printing pictures of them. This led to a flood of customer requests asking where they could purchase the space-age timepieces. Prohibitive production costs meant that the futuristic timepieces could never be commercialized. In the 21st century the saga continues with new limited edition timepieces.

REFERENCE INFORMATION

  • Cal. ETA E01.001

FEATURES

  • Swiss Made
  • Triple Time Zone GMT
  • Black Rubber Strap
  • Black PVD
  • Quartz
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Titanium Case
  • Water Resistance 5 bar (50 m) / 73 psi (164 ft)

The Hamilton History is a 120 years long and eventful travel from Lancaster PA to Biel the world capital of watchmaking in Switzerland. Today highlights from Hamilton pioneering role in the worlds of aviation, cinema, electric and digital technology shape the collection. The Hamilton watches have unique shapes, personality and design combining the American spirit with Swiss technologies.

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