1966, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke commission a variety of companies
to imagine & design futuristic products for the year 2001. Oh, yeah, and to be featured in the film, "2001 A Space Odyssey
Hamilton is hired and John Bergey
creates a digital clock and analog/digital wristwatch
(movie prop watch seen here
). At the same time, it inspires his work inventing the Pulsar Time Computer LED
digital watch in 1970.
1968, the movie is released and Hamilton release an entirely different but beautiful watch to the public, the "Odyssee 2001
," spelled differently for apparent copyright issues.
Today, forty years later, Hamilton
is issuing the "X-01
" a limited edition reinterpretation of the original movie watch for $1195. Only 2001 will be made, cast from Titanium, Quartz movements, sapphire crystal and three sideview
registers for Home Time, Dream Time, and GMT. Unfortunately they are now analog unlike the digital display from the original. But that is remedied
by an old school trick, the small registers are set using a magnet
that's hidden in the clasp - A feature of the first Pulsar LEDs
An odyssey worth taking in my opinion.
Get one HERE
.Click for photos of X-01