A fantastic movie makes a fantastic watch - The Hamilton Murph
Over a couple of years, Hamilton has made a fantastic brand comeback since their most recent movie-themed releases. The first was the re-release of the Hamilton PSR (formerly the Pulsar P2)– a watch created by Hamilton-Pulsar inspired by a clock from Stanley Kubrick’s “2001 A Space Odyssey” and later found on the wrist of James Bond in the 1973 classic, “Live and Let Die.” The second movie-themed release would come in 2019, 5 years after its movie's initial release. We’re talking about the watch seen in the Christopher Nolan classic, “Interstellar,” and the watch in question is the “Murph.”
Before I get into this, we need to take a step back. To summarize the movie, a team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space to ensure humanity's survival from a now-dying Earth. Director Christopher Nolan and production designer Nathan Crowley would design the Murph alongside Hamilton to represent time travel throughout the film. In the movie, the watch is given to Murph Cooper (Mackenzie Foy) by her father, Coop (Matthew McConaughey), before he leaves Earth to find a habitable planet to save humankind.
Seeing the beautiful, black-dialled Hamilton made collectors and enthusiasts speak up, demanding a production model of the watch. Fast forward to 2019, the people received what they asked for, and a production model of the Murph was born. The Murph isn’t much different in case construction than your typical Khaki Field, but the difference is the dial and hands. Featuring a black fauxtina dial, yellowed indices and beautiful cathedral-styled hands, we’re presented with a stunning modern vintage watch from Hamilton. The watch has a 42mm stainless steel case; however, the harken for a smaller size snowballed.
On November 22nd, 2022, Hamilton listened and released a 38mm Murph. With a length of 44.7mm and a case thickness of 11.1mm, the new Murph wears snugly to the wrist and is more accurate to the watch seen in the film. The only difference between the 42 and 38 is the detailing on the second hand. The 42mm variant features morse code on the second hand, which translates to a point in the film. The 38mm version removes the morse code. While people were upset about removing the morse code on the smaller watch, I prefer the clean hand and the smaller profile look.