Hamilton create a wrist device for “Dune”

The brand has designed a custom “Desert Watch” specifically requested by filmmaker Denis Villeneuve for his highly anticipated film, “Dune: Part Two”. Unlike previous collaborations, where Hamilton either selected existing watches, delved into archives or created entirely new designs, the world of “Dune” demanded a different approach.

The Maison worked alongside the film’s prop master, Doug Harlocker, to craft a watch for another world that defies traditional watch norms. With no knowledge of the device’s function but guided by the lore of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” and Villeneuve’s vision for the film, Hamilton’s designers created a hardwearing device that perfectly embodied Harlocker’s artistry and earned Villeneuve’s blessing on the final design.

This “Desert Watch” has inspired Hamilton to launch two limited-edition watches, coinciding with the release of “Dune: Part Two.” Both Venturas feature a luminous blue. The Ventura Bright includes a button replicating the glowing blue lines of the “Desert Watch” dial design. The Ventura Edge boasts a matt black PVD-coated angular case with a digital display in blue, mimicking the relief elements seen on the prop in the film. These limited-edition pieces come with commemorative packaging inspired by the film.

February 29, 2024