Eureka! The "Murph" watch is based on the custom Hamilton that was worn by the eponymous character in Christopher Nolan's hit sci-fi film Interstellar. Not just a fashion accessory for the character, the watch plays a critical role in the film, transcending time and space itself! Though originally not intended for release, due to the popularity of the film and overwhelming demand from enthusiasts, in 2019 Hamilton brought the Murph to life in a form very true to the one in the film, save one small detail. Subtly printed in off-white lacquer on the second hand is the work "Eureka" represented in morse code, a clever nod to the watch's true role in the film.
Apart from the film relationship, the Murph is a field watch with a distinctly early 20th century aesthetic. Featuring a 42mm brushed steel case with a polished bezel, sapphire crystal and 100m water resistance, it's a rugged tool watch with a lot of wrist presence. The dial is matte black with warm, cream colored lume, huge numerals and cathedral hands, giving it the look of a vintage military watch.
Powering the Murph is the Hamilton H-10 Caliber. This Swiss-made automatic movement features 25-jewel, hand-winding, hacking, a frequency of 21,600 beats per hour and a whopping power reserve of 80 hours. This will allow you to take the watch off for the weekend, and come back on Monday to find it still running true.
- Case: Brushed Stainless Steel
- Dial: Black
- Movement: Hamilton H-10
- Winding: Automatic
- Complications: 80hr Power Reserve
- Lens: Sapphire
- Water Res.: 100M
- Diameter: 42mm
- Length: 50mm
- Thickness: 12mm
- Lug Width: 22mm
Founded in 1882 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Hamilton was one of the great American watch brands of the early 20th century, and a pioneer in watchmaking in general. Through the early and mid-twentieth Hamilton became a household name by producing everything from pocket watches for railroad engineers, to mil-spec watches for the troops, to deck chronometers for the Navy, to everyday dress and casual pieces loved worldwide. In short, Hamilton was a true watch brand, pursuing horology across a wide spectrum of disciplines while simultaneously gracing the wrists of of timepiece enthusiasts.
Today, Hamilton is owned and operated by the Swatch group, giving them access to the best Swiss movements and manufacturing. Their current catalog draws upon their exceptional archive to create a wide range of timepieces that any watch enthusiast should love.