1960s Hamilton Fontainebleau Odyssee 2001 (Ref. 64061-3)
In 1966 Stanley Kubrick approached Hamilton about building a watch for a film. A film that would go on to be not only his magnum opus, but one of the most influential pieces of cinema of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey. While the prototype watch that Hamilton built never actually received any coveted screen time, the manufacture did decide to build a watch for the public to coincide with the release of the film in 1968. While nothing like the prototype, the Odyssee 2001 was entirely futuristic and a fantastic addition to Hamilton's already deep and varied catalog.
|Fontainebleau Odyssee 2001
|Hamilton Stainless Steel Bracelet
The Odyssee 2001 shows off a substantial wedge-shaped stainless steel case with a recessed crown. When viewed from the side the wedge shape becomes instantly apparent, and on the wrist even more so. The case features a smooth, polished finish, a screw-down case back, and is worn on a matching steel bracelet.
Hamilton also opted for the asymmetric route when it came to the dial as well. And to fantastic effect. The inner dial has aged to a light cream color and is offset just above the centerline. It sits inside a deep black outer dial which houses the graduated tritium hour markers as well as the watch's date wheel. The hands have turned a wonderful honey-orange color and still retain their black inlay.
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.