Not content with being the world’s leading on-screen watch brand in Hollywood throughout the Golden Age right up until today, Hamilton has recently jumped into the immersive world of gaming to produce its first ever tie-in watch for Ubisoft’s hotly anticipated video game Far Cry 6 due for release on October 7th. “Integrating the Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Automatic as special in-game gear not only looks fantastic, but also provides you gameplay benefits with a Far Cry® twist,” says Omar Bouali, Game Content Director, Ubisoft Toronto.
Offering accurate timing, secure fit and authentic style, the Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Automatic Far Cry® 6 Limited Edition is built for action both in game and in real life.
Far Cry 6 is set in Yara, a fictional tropical paradise ruled by a despicable dictator. Main character Dani Rojas is a seasoned guerrilla soldier and freedom fighter. She will sport Hamilton’s Khaki Field Titanium Auto watch during her mission to “free Yara from the rule of the ruthless dictator.” The villain of the piece is despot Anton Castillo played by Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito.
In game, players earn the rugged (and virtual) wristwatch after completing their first mission. The watch keeps on ticking through decades of instability, even during an assassination attempt on its former owner and ruler of the island Santos Espinosa in 1983. The defensive wrist gear improves general defense during sprints and allows players to get in and out of danger quickly and efficiently, proving a useful benefit for gamers as they fight for Yara’s freedom.
In honor of this story of survival, only 1983 pieces of the special edition watch worn in-game will be up for grabs here in the real world where the distinctly non-virtual watch is ready to be worn on the wrists of Far Cry fans.
On your wrist, the 42mm Hamilton Field Watch features a brushed titanium case, the limited edition’s black vinyl dial with a matte center, old radium Super-LumiNova® numerals and a split ‘6’ marker, a reference to the game logo’s typography. A ‘revolutionary’ red seconds hand is a nod to the game colors, and is intended as a tribute to Yara’s guerilla forces.
Water resistant to 100 meters, the limited edition piece arrives in eco-friendly packaging complete with a leather pouch. The watch comes on a brown leather NATO strap together with an additional brown nubuck leather strap and changing tool in line with the do-it-yourself spirit which game players must embrace in order to survive. The watch is powered by the ETA H-10 automatic movement with a hefty 80-hour power reserve and a skeletonized rotor on display through an open case back.
Hamilton led the way in watches being portrayed on the silver screen, first appearing as far back as 1932. Now, nearly 90 years later, the American born Swiss based brand leads the way in introducing watches to cinematic video games.
Hamilton’s long experience in providing watches for the screen helped in the integration of the virtual Hamilton Khaki Field in Far Cry 6. “Designing a prop watch for the screen doesn’t always immediately translate to a real-world product,” “It made the idea of someone wearing this limited edition piece while also using it as wrist gear in-game an extremely exciting prospect and we can’t wait to see it in action,” says Hamilton CEO Vivian Stauffer.
Movement: H-10 automatic movement with 80-hour power reserve and skeletonized rotor, Nivachron™ balance spring
Case & Dial: 42mm titanium case with open caseback; Black dial with vinyl effect finishing on the hour ring, old radium Super-LumiNova® numerals with a split ‘6’ marker; Black hour and minute hands with old radium Super-LumiNova®, red lacquered second hand
Strap: Brown calf leather NATO strap with stainless steel pin buckle; Additional brown nubuck strap with stainless steel pin buckle
Price & Availability: USD 1195; Limited Edition of 1983 pieces