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By Aldous Tuck | November 4, 2016 | Watches & Jewelry
As legendary watch brand Hamilton continues to light up the silver screen, its annual behind the camera awards are back to celebrate the best in cinema.
Hamilton’s more “extraterrestrial” star turns on the silver screen include Men in Black, Independence Day, The Martian, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, for which the original X-01 watch was created.
Long known for athletic prowess, military heritage, and aviation excellence, Hamilton watches have also served as mechanical co-stars to some of Hollywood’s hottest A-listers. The Hamilton/Hollywood connection has not only put the brand’s designs and technical innovations in the limelight, but has inspired Hamilton to recognize those behind-the-scenes artists and artisans that make the movies come alive. At the ninth Behind the Camera Awards this November, Hamilton honors the oft-overlooked film industry playmakers—cinematographers, prop masters, costume designers, screenwriters—who keep the movie magic we love alive and well.
By The Numbers
14: Songs sung by Elvis Presley in 1961's Blue Hawaii, in which the superstar sported hte iconic Hamilton Ventura watch.
450: Films (and counting) that have starred a Hamilton timepiece.
65,174,400: Minutes that Hamilton has been in business since being founded 124 years ago.
2001: The number of limited-edition (and futuristic!) X-01 timepieces created for Stanley Kubrick’s iconic sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
9: This year marks the ninth Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards, a star-studded event that will be held at Downtown's Exchange LA.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DESIREE NAVARRO/WIREIMAGE (EMMERICH); METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER/GETTY IMAGES (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY)