Hamilton Featured in New Die Hard Film
February 04, 2013 | by —Alexandra Calamari | Watches
FROM LEFT: Hamilton's Jazzmaster Viewmatic; Hamilton's Khaki X-Patrol.
In the upcoming film, A Good Day to Die Hard (February 14), Bruce Willis’ character John McClane introduces the world to a brand-new Hamilton watch—the Jazzmaster Viewmatic—while his co-star Jai Courtney, who plays McClane’s estranged son Jack, sports the new Khaki X-Patrol. Both watches represent Hamilton’s commitment to Swiss precision mechanics and innovative American design.
The Khaki X-Patrol ($1,695) provides both metric and imperial units on a unique conversion table, making it ideal for any jetsetter or, as the case may be for the McClanes, international spy catchers. The 42mm watch comes with a stainless steel case, black and silver dial, a black-stitched leather and rubber band, and water resistance up to 100m. Meanwhile, the Jazzmaster Viewmatic ($795), more closely resembles Hamilton’s classic wristwatches with a 45mm stainless steel case, automatic movement, and a luxurious brown-stitched leather band.
This latest collaboration is one of many instances in which Hamilton has graced the silver screen. When Willis played McClane in the previous Die Hard film, Live Free or Die Hard, he also sported a Hamilton timepiece. Watches from the brand have also played supporting roles on the wrists of actors in movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, I Am Legend, and Men In Black.
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