Hamilton Releases ‘Murph’ Watch Inspired by the Film “Interstellar”
In 2014, the futuristic blockbuster Interstellar hit movie theatres, the Hamilton Khaki Field Murph represents one of the emotional link between the main characters.
The ‘Murph’ is the name given by fans of the movie to the Hamilton watch that stars in the film and is integral to the plot. No other movie appearance epitomises the importance of Hamilton’s Hollywood collaboration quite like ‘the Murph’ in Interstellar.
In the film, the existence of humanity is under threat and a team from NASA uses interstellar travel to try to find a new planet. Cooper, a former NASA pilot, joins the mission which means leaving his daughter, Murph. Cooper gives Murph his watch. From inside the ‘tesseract’ of the fifth dimension Cooper sends a message using Morse code through the seconds hand of Murph’s watch. It is the quantum data that will help humanity escape dying Earth. When she works out the formula, Murph shouts ‘Eureka!’ to mark her discovery and humanity is saved.
It was clear that fans of the movie wanted an opportunity to own a piece of cinema history that means something to them. Now that Hamilton is celebrating our cinema year, Hamilton has made the Khaki Field Murph.
With its 42 mm stainless steel case, black dial, beige Super-LumiNova inlaid hands, H-10 automatic movement with 80-hour power reserve and black leather strap, the Khaki Field Murph is an exact reproduction of the movie watch.The only difference is one that is sure to appeal to fans of the movie. The word ‘Eureka’ is printed in lacquer in Morse code on the seconds hand. If you didn’t know it was there, you’d never see it: it is barely visible to the naked eye. For those in on the secret, it’s clear to see and will have special significance for Interstellar fans.
The links to the movie don’t end there. In close collaboration with the film’s award-winning production designer, Nathan Crowley, developed was a special box which is an inspiration of the famous tesseract from the film. The Khaki Field Murph itself is not limited, but the special packaging is. Just 2,555 have been produced. The coloured stripes recall the inside of the supercube where Cooper is when he discovers he can communicate with Murph through time and space. For more information about ‘the Murph’ or any other Hamilton timepieces, visit www.hamiltonwatch.com