Swiss-American watch manufacturer Hamilton is certainly no stranger to the big screen. Their selections of “movie watches” are some of the most prominent in the industry displayed on the wrists of film stars like Will Smith, Matthew McConaughey and Robert Downey Jr. Now, for the first time ever, the brand has broken into the world of video gaming by partnering with game developer Ubisoft. The new Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Far Cry 6 Limited Edition is more than just an iconic creation inspired by the world of Far Cry but is in fact available to wear in the game as well as in the real world…
If you’ve never played any of the Far Cry series, we highly recommend picking up your controller and giving them a go. The games are all about survival and for the series’ latest instalment, Far Cry 6, you are set within a fictional tropical paradise called Yara. You’ll play as first-person shooter Dani Rojas who is fighting to free their nation from the tyrannical rule of Antón Castillo, a character voiced by no other than Giancarlo Esposito, the actor behind Breaking Bad cartel chief Gus Fring. Upon completion of your first mission, you receive a special Hamilton timepiece that not only looks cool but becomes an essential tool for surviving in the ongoing revolution. The watch is equipped with a unique “keep on ticking” function which helps you improve general defence during sprints and aids you in getting out of danger quickly.
“Hamilton’s Khaki Field isn’t merely an accessory choice or functional asset but is truly integrated into Yara’s history, with a full backstory that connects it to the island’s deposed leader. It may be a small detail, but it adds immense authenticity to the cinematic world we’ve created.” – Omar Bouali, Ubisoft’s Game Content Director
As for the real in-person watch, the design hasn’t just been merely thrown together but cleverly evokes the world of Far Cry 6. At its centre, the Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Far Cry 6 Limited Edition features a matte black dial with a stylised 6 numeral referencing the game logo’s typography and a bold red second’s hand as tribute to Yara’s guerilla forces. Evoking the dust and sand of the tropical desert setting, the black dial is also decorated with aged Superluminova allowing for easy legibility of the indices, numerals and hours and minute hands. The dial also features a handsome concentric texture for the hour ring, a white minutes track and a matching internal 24 hour scale.
The case of the Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Far Cry 6 watch retains the same architecture as previous Khaki Field models measuring to 42mm in diameter, fitted with a solid screw in crown at 3 o’clock and boasting a water resistance of 100 metres. The case is then engineered from lightweight titanium for effortless wear. Further adding to the combat-ready design, the limited edition is treated to a bundle of two straps: a brown leather NATO strap and a brown nubuck leather strap. Both can be easily swapped around thanks to the strap changing tool delivered alongside a complimentary leather travel pouch.
Fuelling the Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Far Cry 6 Limited Edition from within is the H-10 automatic winding movement. We’ve discussed this calibre numerous times before, having seen it in the brand’s Khaki Field, Khaki Pilot and Ventura collections. Its reliable construction remains the same based on the ETA C07.611 with a skeletonised rotor, magnetic-resistant Nivachron balance spring and a power reserve of 80 hours. The skeletonised rotor can also be watched through the watch’s exhibition sapphire crystal case back.
Unlike the Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Far Cry 6 watch in the game, which is readily available to every player, the real-life limited edition is a little harder to access being limited to only 1,983 pieces. The limited edition number is a clever nod to the game being set in the year 1983. If you’d like to get your hands on one of these few pieces, you can order the Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Far Cry 6 Limited Edition on the Jura Watches website here or by calling our team on 01335 453453.
Specifications: Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Far Cry 6 Limited Edition (H70645533)
- Case Size: 42mm
- Case Material: Titanium
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Crown: Screw in
- Case Back: Exhibition
- Water Resistance: 100 metres
- Movement: H-10 automatic winding
- Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
- Power Reserve: 80 hours
- Jewels: 25
- Frequency: 21,600vph
- Dial: Matte black with vintage-coloured Superluminova
- Strap: Brown leather NATO and brown nubuck leather
- Buckle: Pin
- RRP: £1,000
- Limited Edition: 1,983 pieces