Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hamilton Ventura

This year Hamilton will be launching some new watches in the Ventura range. The ventura watch will be 50 this year. As such, Hamilton has decided to launch 2 (3?) new ventura watch. The first is a quartz model, akin to the original Ventura as made famous by Elvis in 1961 when he wore it in the movie 'Blue Hawaii'. The second is an automatic version of the watch. It will carry the ETA 2824-2 movement. It will have a window in the dial to let the sun shine on to the movement. It will be water resistant rated to 5 ATM, while the quartz is rated to 3 ATM.

Evidently there is a third model, the Ventura XXL. This watch will be rendered in Gunmetal PVD and have a perforated dial. The XXL will also spot a rubber band as compared to leather for the normal Ventura. I believe the normal automatic is called the 50th Anniversary Ventura and the other is called the Ventura XXL. The XXL will be 42 mm in size (original 36 mm) and will be produced for only 1 year.

The Ventura watch was also made famous when it appeared in MIB movie.

For more information:

The 50th Anniversary Ventura.

The Ventura Automatic 50th Anniversary.

The Ventura XXL

Photographs: Hamilton

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