Hamilton Watches in The Martian
The list of more than 450 movies featuring Hamilton timepieces is about to get longer with the upcoming 20th Century Fox Sci-Fi, The Martian, where the brand is present with four of its models.
The movie is about a manned mission to Mars that goes awry during a storm: one of the crew members, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead and he is left behind. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meagre supplies, Watney must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring the Martian home, while his crew-mates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.
The Martian is based on a best selling-novel, signed by Andy Weir, and it is directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, etc.). Next to Matt Damon, we will find a star-studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
Mark Watney, the main character wears one of the coolest Hamilton pieces in the Solar System, the rugged military-inspired Belowzero that will serve him in his survival efforts. The Belowzero is easily recognizable thanks to its four octagonal bold screw tops around the watch case that will result in a diameter of 46 mm. Water resistant to 1000 m, being equipped with a helium escape valve, this is a watch designed to go to extreme places. Its 5,6 mm thick convex crystal- reminiscent of a smooth bubble – is also well prepared for any underwater exploration.
The suggested retail price of black PVD Khaki Navy Belowzero 1000m is $1,795 CAD.
The Martian also features other signature Hamilton pieces worn by additional cast members: The X-Wind Limited Edition can be seen on the wrist of Rick Martinez (Michael Peña) and the Pilot Pioneer Aluminum is worn by Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain) and Beth Johanssen (Kate Mara). Inspired by Hamilton’s earliest timepieces, the pocket watches which were originally designed to meet the needs of U.S. railroad timekeeping in 1892, the RailRoad Auto Chrono, is worn by Chris Beck (Sebastain Stan). To find out more about these watches, check out our overview of 2014 Hamilton models.
If you’re in Toronto, The Martian will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11th. For the rest of us, it will open in theatres on October 2nd.
In the mean time, here is the official trailer of the movie: