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Few characters in cinematic history can compete with Indiana Jones, the swashbuckling, whip-cracking archaeologist — and now he’s back for the fifth and final installment in the Indiana Jones franchise. He may be older, he may be wiser, but Indy hasn’t lost his trademark style; his fedora fits as well as it ever has. As a professor of archaeology, Dr. Jones needs a timepiece that fits his globetrotting, Nazi-foiling lifestyle; the watch needs to easily transition from the lecture hall to the dig site, while not looking out of place in the occasional white tuxedo. Indy’s choice: the Hamilton Boulton. With its distinctive cushion case and Art Deco styling, it’s hard to imagine a more fitting watch for the indomitable Indiana Jones.
Hamilton is no stranger to the silver screen, having been featured in Hollywood movies for nearly a century. Look back through the cinematic archives, and you’ll find Hamilton on the wrists of everyone from Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii to James Bond in Live and Let Die, along with playing a key role in movies Interstellar and Tenet. That’s all to say that Hamilton knows a thing or two when it comes to finding the right watch to pair with an iconic character.
Hamilton’s commitment to authenticity, ensuring that the watches developed to feature prominently in movies are true to the characters, keep Hollywood coming back time and time again. When selecting the new Boulton, Hamilton worked closely with Ben Wilkinson from the prop team of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny to ensure that the watch on Indy’s wrist would fit seamlessly with the time period, the character, and, of course, the costumes. After all, not just any watch will match with a whip and fedora.
The Boulton has been in Hamilton’s lineup since it was first introduced in the 1940s. Now part of the American Classic collection, the Boulton has gone through several iterations and reinterpretations over the years. Indy’s watch hearkens back to the original Boulton, with a PVD-gold cushion case and soft Art Deco lines that echo the look and feel of the original 14k gold mechanical Boulton. Though thoroughly modern in its constructions, Hamilton keeps its dimensions period-correct with the case measuring in at 27mm x 31.6mm (41.5mm lug-to-lug) and a svelte 7.8mm-thick. The dimensions keep the watch looking timeless and elegant, both in the past and in the present.
The Boulton features a white dial with applied gold-colored numerals and matching brass hands. A seconds subdial at 6 o’clock and railroad minute track finish off the vintage cues. The result is a watch that looks as though it was found perfectly preserved in a dusty corner of a forgotten storeroom at Hamilton HQ. Or locked tight in a secure warehouse accessed only by Top Men.
Though the relics Indiana Jones recovered over his illustrious career certainly belong in a museum, the Hamilton Boulton isn’t one of them. The Hamilton American Classic Boulton Quartz was made to be worn and enjoyed. The current model features a PVD gold stainless steel case and quartz movement, helping to ensure the watch would be a practical and accessible choice for all of Indy’s fans.
For the sharp-eyed in the theater, keep a look out for another Hamilton on screen. Not only will Indiana Jones be wearing a Hamilton, but his loyal accomplice Renaldo will be wearing a custom Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba.
The Hamilton American Classic Boulton Quartz is available now for $695 USD. To learn more about Hamilton watches and the American Classic Boulton Quartz, please visit the brand’s website.Sponsored Posts are a form of advertising that allows sponsors to share useful news, messages, and offers to aBlogtoWatch readers in a way traditional display advertising is often not best suited to. All Sponsored Posts are subject to editorial guidelines with the intent that they offer readers useful news, promotions, or stories. The viewpoints and opinions expressed in Sponsored Posts are those of the advertiser and not necessarily those of aBlogtoWatch or its writers.