As most of you might know, Hamilton has a long tradition of watches created for cinema. Think about the Ventura for Men in Black, the Khaki Field Murph for Interstellar or the Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO for Tenet. Hamilton watches have appeared in over 500 feature films, including on the wrist of Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii and in 2001: A Space Odyssey. But today it’s yet another kind of feature that we’ll be talking about, a watch that has been designed together with the development team of the soon-to-be-released Far Cry 6 video game, and that you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy on-screen or on your wrist. Here’s the Hamilton x Far Cry 6 Khaki Field Titanium Automatic Limited Edition.
What are we talking about here? In short, “Developed and published by Ubisoft, Far Cry 6 is a first-person-shooter video game set in Yara, ruled by the cruel dictator Antón Castillo brought to life by actor Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, 2009-2011). As Dani Rojas, players fight to free the nation from his rule, receiving the bespoke timepiece upon completion of a guerilla mission. Successful players unlock access to the in-game timepiece that’s equipped with a unique and original “keeps on ticking” function. The defensive wrist gear improves general defense during sprints, allows players to get in and out of danger quickly and efficiently, and will be a useful benefit for gamers as they fight for Yara’s freedom,” explains Hamilton.
“Hamilton’s Khaki Field isn’t merely an accessory choice or functional asset but is truly integrated into Yara’s history with a connection to the island’s deposed leader,” said Omar Bouali, Game Content Director. Players will have the opportunity to virtually wear this new Hamilton x Far Cry 6 Khaki Field Titanium Automatic Limited Edition when the video game launches, on October 7th, 2021 on most major gaming platforms. And what’s rather cool is that the watch you see in-game has been designed for Far Cry 6 but will also be available in real life, in a limited run of 1,983 watches – a reference to the year of action in the game.
The watch itself isn’t such as surprise, as it is based on the already existing Khaki Field Titanium Automatic watch we’ve covered here. As such, we find back the same overall military inspiration that characterizes most Hamilton Khaki Field watches, with robust cases, highly contrasted dials, overall clean displays and several elements that recall vintage military instruments once manufactured by the brand. The specificity of this watch, and of this limited edition too, is to be made of grade 2 and brushed titanium, offering a cool tool-ish look as well as robustness and comfort. The case is still 42mm in diameter, features sapphire crystals on both sides, and is water-resistant to 100m. And a good point is that the “titanium” engraving on the side of the case has been removed.
What’s new for this Hamilton x Far Cry 6 edition is the dial. At first, it retains familiar military traits, with oversized Arabic numeral, large inclusion of Super-LumiNova and twin hour scales. Yet, for this edition, the brand has created a black dial with vinyl effect finishing on the hour ring, a special “split-6” marker (a reference to the game logo’s typography) and a red-lacquered seconds hand. All elements are largely covered in “old radium” luminous material.
This new Hamilton x Far Cry 6 Khaki Field Titanium is worn on a brown leather NATO strap, closed by a steel pin buckle. It also comes with an additional brown nubuck leather strap and a changing tool in the presentation box. Delivered in eco-friendly packaging, the set also includes a leather pouch. Under the see-through caseback is the Calibre H-10, the brand’s name for Swatch Group’s Powermatic ébauche. An upgraded ETA base, this movement features an antimagnetic Nivachron balance spring, runs at 3Hz and stores up to 80 hours of energy.
Availability & Price
The Hamilton x Far Cry 6 Khaki Field Titanium Automatic Limited Edition (reference H70645533) will be produced in 1,983 pieces and priced at CHF 1,120, EUR 1,045 or USD 1,195. For more details, please visit www.hamiltonwatch.com.