Hamilton Watch Firm launched the world’s first digital wristwatch, the Ventura, in 1957. The idiosyncratic three-sided watch gained worldwide fame a couple of years later, when Elvis Presley wore it within the 1961 movie Blue Hawaii, and its maker has been producing variations of it ever since. At this time, on what would have been the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s 87th birthday, we showcase the newest, known as the Ventura S Quartz, which encompasses a revamped “3D phantasm” design.
The watch’s stainless-steel, triangular shield-shaped case (some have likened it to a guitar form, a la Elvis) measures 34.5 mm by 38 mm in diameter and 10.55 mm thick and frames a textured, multi-dimensional dial outlined by an embossed triangle motif. The play of sunshine reflections on the dial in addition to on the shiny, polished surfaces of the case create a kaleidoscope impact during which the tiny geometric shapes seem to vibrate and transfer with the motions of the wearer’s wrist.
The dial is on the market in black or white variations, each with nickel-plated, off-center arms for hours, minutes, and seconds; Tremendous-LumiNova coats the primary two. Every dial model is matched to an built-in rubber strap of the identical coloration, which fastens to the wrist with a chrome steel pin buckle. Because the watch’s title implies, a Swiss quartz motion hums contained in the 50-meter waterproof case.
Each variations of the Hamilton Ventura S Quartz (Ref. H24251310 in white, Ref. H24251330 in black) can be found now, priced within the U.S. at $725.