At Secrète Jewelry we carry a full line of Hamilton Watches. Stop by at any time at our Dupont Circle boutique to view the collection or contact us to inquire about models and pricing. We are happy to help you get any special order, or current production model to add to your collection.
EXPLORE THE DEEP ROOTS OF THE HAMILTON WATCH
The Hamilton History is a 120 years long and eventful travel from Lancaster in the US to Biel the world capital of watchmaking in Switzerland. Today Hamilton has a 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.
The Movie Brand
For over six decades Hamilton’s distinctive watches have caught the attention of the world’s leading screen stylists. Their eye-catching shapes, materials and unique designs earn them roles in the most diverse movie genres, ranging from action pictures such as DIE HARD, OCEAN’S ELEVEN, PREDATORS, ABDUCTION, science fiction movies like MEN IN BLACK, INDEPENDENCE DAY, 2001: THE SPACE ODYSSEY, to comedy classics like KILLERS, GET SMART, YOU’VE GOT MAIL, BLUE HAWAII and dramas such as A BEAUTIFUL MIND, or THE GOOD GERMAN.
Inspirational elements for modern watch design
The brand is constantly working with directors, prop masters, costume designers and technical staff to design models that are the perfect fit for the actors and the script. In 1960s producer Stanley Kubrick approached the brand to develop a watch and a table clock for his new futuristic film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. For the Sci-Fi movies Men in Black and Men in Black 2 Hamilton specially equipped its iconic Ventura with a light dial. The Khaki Twilight, also was created for the needs of the movie I AM LEGEND. It integrates the facility to countdown to the beginning and end of twilight.
Because of its long tradition of creating timepieces with out-of-this-world design and functionality, Hamilton opened a futuristic online laboratory,www.hamilton-lab.com where fans can discover and order very innovative models inspired from cinema. International Career
As THE movie brand, Hamilton extended its cinematographic career to roles not only in major American productions but also in European, Russian and Chinese movies. In addition to appearances in the French movies HELLO GOOD BYE, MR 73 or in LES HERBES FOLLES presented in Cannes, the distinctive Hamilton models were also featured in the Chinese version of WHAT WOMEN WANT and Russian movie Patient love. The tradition is set to continue with many new appearances currently in production.
Hamilton has an aviation heritage dating back to 1919. That was the year in which a Hamilton aeronautical watch accompanied the very first American airmail postal service between Washington and New York. This in-flight activity continued to strengthen and grow and by the 1930s Hamilton was the official watch of the commercial airlines, TWA, Eastern, United and Northwest. A major highlight of the era was the selection of Hamilton as timekeeper for the United Air Lines inauguration of the first coast-to-coast service - a 15-hour, 20-minute trip between New York and San Francisco.
Today the Hamilton range includes various aviation-inspired watches. The brand is also timekeeper to a variety of international aviation events and has Nicolas Ivanoff, the leading French aerobatic pilot as its ambassador.