Hamilton's tribute to Elvis with the new Ventura – ELVIS80
In celebration of what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday, Hamilton have once again adapted, updated and perfected one of the most recognisable watches they have ever produced.
The ELVIS80 is a regeneration of the Hamilton Ventura, introduced to us in 1957 as the world’s first electric watch; an innovative and revolutionary piece of technology for its time. The unique case shape with its distinctive electric pulse trace seen on the dial broke the mould in the watch making industry and almost instantly, the Ventura became iconic.
Elvis Presley immortalised the Ventura when he wore his in the 1961 film ‘Blue Hawaii’, opening the door for Hamilton to become ‘The Movie Brand’ and have their watches featured in a number of films such as Interstellar, Men in Black and most recently Independence Day: Resurgence.
The ELVIS80 range is a tribute to the man himself and is still in-keeping with the model he wore over 50 years ago. Although the asymmetric triangular case shape is still the crowning glory, the new range is on a much larger scale than the original piece and is available with either quartz or automatic movements with a variety of strap options.
The quartz movement version of the ELVIS80 is encased in sleek stainless steel with a stunning contoured crystal and depending on your own individual style, is available with a robust stainless steel bracelet with links reflecting the electric pulse pattern on the original model, a black leather strap with bold white stitching, or a rubber strap with the embossed Hamilton logo. The watches in the range are water resistant to 50 metres and have a non-reflective sapphire crystal.
The automatic version of the ELVIS80 shares many aesthetic features of the quartz version but instead boasts a black PVD case with a see-through case back and can also be purchased on either a leather or rubber strap depending on preference. The high quality H-10 movement has a power reserve of up to 80 hours ensuring you can still experience the engineering excellence and craftsmanship of an automatic without sacrificing functionality.
Both watches exhibit a pop of colour on the dial with a bold orange quarter chapter ring making the watch stand out, complemented by the second hand which will either sweep or step depending on the choice of movement.
The Hamilton Ventura range both old and new are both exciting and impressive and here at Creative Watch Co, we are thrilled to have a piece of history in our showroom. Our collections of Ventura’s are also available on our website, so pop in and see us or head to our website to get your very own slice of The King.