Hamilton ODC X-03

written by YWH team 21 November 2016
Quick specs Hamilton ODC X-03
Price: CHF 3’500 | approx. $ 3,500 | approx. € 3.150 | approx. £ 2,390
Size: 49 mm x 52 mm
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Hamilton has a tradition in making time pieces inspired by movies. And so is this Hamilton ODC X-03. Hamilton recruited Nathan Crowley, the production designer of the 2014 movie Interstellar, and asked him to create a watch inspired by that movie. Nathan Crowley looked at the Endurance, the spacecraft that carries its crew through a wormhole to another galaxy in search of a new home for mankind and this is the result.

What makes this watch special, apart from its looks, are the three time zones. And even more special, it contains three movements inside. At three o’clock there is a local time display powered by an automatic ETA 2671, It’s a very small movement measuring only 17.5 millimeters across and it’s often used in small women’s watches. Then there is the universal coordinated time (UTC) at 10/11 o’clock powered by an ETA quartz (ETA 901.001). And finally, there is the home time at 7/8 o’clock which is also powered by an ETA 901.000 quartz. No wonder the hexagonal case measures 49 x 52 millimeters. Bot quartz movements only show hours. Minutes and seconds can be read in conjunction with the minutes and seconds from the main local time display.

The Hamilton ODC X-03 is the third in a row of triple time zone watches that looks from outer space



The ODC X-03 is Hamilton’s third model in a series of triple time zone watches inspired by space. In 2006 the ODC X-01 was launched, in 2009 Hamilton released the ODC X-02 which is also a very unique time piece.

The dial of the ODC X-03 shows the planet Jupiter in the background. If you look closer, it almost looks like a spaceship (the three dials with Hamilton logo) is passing Jupiter. The planet isn’t completely on the dial, on the right side it’s empty, nothing. You can just look through the watch. Which gives the effect of an eclipse. And Jupiter itself is a photo-realistic 3D-print with laser engraved details.

The Hamilton ODC X-03 features three crowns that can be flipped out the case to wind the automatic or set the times. The solid case back is engraved with facts about Jupiter like its diameter and surface temperature and the model is limited to 999 pieces.

From left to right: the Hamilton ODC X-01 from 2006, the Hamilton ODC X-02 from 2009 and the new Hamilton ODC X-03

technical data Hamilton ODC X-03
Movement:Main movement: ETA 2671 | Automatic | Diameter: 17.2 mm / 7¾ lignes | Thickness: 4.8 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 25 | Hours, minutes, seconds | Power-reserve: 38 hours
Two sub movements: ETA 901.001 | Quartz | Diameter: 13.00 x 15.15 mm / 5½ x 6¾ lignes | Thickness: 2.2 mm | Jewels: 3 | Hours | Battery life: 132 months
Case & dial:
49 mm x 52 mm | Black PVD-coated titanium | anti-reflective sapphire crystal | Open-worked main dial | Three sub dials with 3D-printed main background | Local time (hours, minutes, seconds), UTC (hours), home time (hours) | Solid engraved back case | Water-resistance: 100 meters
Black leather-lined fabric | Black PVD-coated titanium buckle
Price Hamilton ODC X-03:
CHF 3’500 | approx. $ 3,500 | approx. € 3.150 | approx. £ 2,390

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