Since first appearing on the silver screen in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and his silhouette have been cemented into both our brains and the cultural zeitgeist. We’re well familiar with the Stetson-esque hat and the whip, but few items have gotten the chance to enjoy product placement throughout the franchise’s history — now spanning five films — simply due to the time period and remote locations in which they take place. After all, there aren’t a ton of brands from the 1930s that are still around now. Aside from a prominent Harley Davidson used for 2008’s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (set in 1957), not many brands have gotten in on any Indy action. Save for Hamilton, who’s now officially partnered with Disney and Lucasfilm on a version of its Boulton timepiece that will be featured in the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. And better yet, you can buy one for yourself!
Seen in films such as Men in Black, Live and Let Die, and Interstellar, Hamilton watches have a storied history in Hollywood that dates all the way back to Shanghai Express in 1932 where the watchmaker’s Flintridge and Piping Rock references donned the wrists of Marlene Dietrich and Clive Brook, and even played an integral part of the plot. Now, the American-turned-Swiss brand’s iconic Boulton model will be featured in the fifth Indiana Jones installment, while simultaneously released to the public as part of its American Classic collection.
Hamilton has worked closely with the props department on the historical accuracy of the timepiece, which first debuted in 1941. The new version is a quartz model with slightly larger proportions than the original — presumably so that it stands out on screen and can find more modern wearability — and features a PVD yellow gold-coated stainless steel case. Adorned with a brown calf leather strap, the piece sports a white dial with a seconds subdial and gold numerals. It’s unclear how the watch will be utilized in the movie, which is set in both 1944 and then 1969 and involves the Space Race in some part.
Head over to Hamilton’s website now to purchase this Boulton Quartz watch for $695 and watch Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny when it hits theaters on June 30.