In 2014, the futuristic blockbuster Interstellar hit movie theaters, captivating audiences with its special effects, intriguing plot and the love story between a father and his daughter. The Khaki Field Murph is one of the main emotional links between the two main characters.
‘The Murph’ is the affectionate name given
by fans of the movie to the Hamilton watch that stars in the film and is
integral to the plot. No other movie appearance epitomizes the importance of
Hamilton’s Hollywood collaboration quite like ‘the Murph’ in Interstellar.
In the film, the existence of humanity is
under threat and a team from NASA uses interstellar travel to try to find a new
planet. Cooper, a former NASA pilot, joins the mission which means leaving his
daughter, Murph. Cooper gives Murph his watch. From inside the ‘tesseract’ of
the fifth dimension Cooper sends a message using Morse code through the seconds
hand of Murph’s watch. It is the quantum data that will help humanity escape
dying Earth. When she works out the formula, Murph shouts ‘Eureka!’ to mark her
discovery. Humanity is saved.
It was clear that fans of the movie wanted
an opportunity to own a piece of cinema history that means something to them.
Now that Hamilton is celebrating our cinema year, we’ve made the Khaki Field
With its 42 mm stainless steel case, black
dial, beige Super-LumiNova® inlaid hands, H-10 automatic movement with 80-hour
power reserve and black leather strap, the Khaki Field Murph is an exact
reproduction of the movie watch.
The only difference is one that is sure to
appeal to fans of the movie. The word ‘Eureka’ is printed in lacquer in Morse
code on the seconds hand. If you didn’t know it was there, you’d never see it:
it is barely visible to the naked eye. For those in on the secret, it’s clear
to see and will have special significance for Interstellar fans.
The links to the movie don’t end there. In
close collaboration with the film’s award-winning production designer, Nathan
Crowley, we developed a special box which is an inspiration of the famous
tesseract from the film. The Khaki Field Murph itself is not limited, but the
special packaging is. Just 2,555 have been produced. The colored stripes recall
the inside of the supercube where Cooper is when he discovers he can communicate
with Murph through time and space.
Our defining movie moment is now a defining
moment for the movie’s fans who can finally own ‘the Murph’ – a piece of movie
Hamilton was founded in
1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Hamilton watches combine the American
spirit with the unrivalled precision of the latest Swiss movements and
technologies. Known for its innovative design, Hamilton has a strong foothold
in Hollywood, with products appearing in more than 450 films. The brand also
boasts a strong aviation heritage. Hamilton is a member of the Swatch group,
the largest watch manufacturer and distributor in the world.