64-year-old iconic Hamilton Ventura looks absolutely stunning and youthful than ever before.
The new watch’s Powermatic 80 movement and its Côtes de Genève stripes are visible beneath a skeletonized dial formed of lightning bolts. It’s the new Elvis80 Skeleton, which is available in black/red and rose gold PVD-coated stainless steel versions.
In 1957, when the Hamilton Ventura was launched, it was the first watch to include the Atomic Age’s design language fully. It was also the first electric watch, which powered its mechanical movement with a battery rather than a mainspring. Elvis Presley, who famously wore the watch in Blue Hawaii in 1961, the original case was redesigned for a more contemporary feel, named the Elvis80. Hamilton’s some 500 appearances on film.
The Ventura’s outrageous lines might have been set a degree by the modern-day Elvis80 case shape, but that only serves to make the Ventura a more wearable, everyday statement. If anything, the rose gold version makes us wonder whether the market would support a new solid gold Ventura to recognize the original 14k watches.
The Hamilton Ventura Elvis80 Skeleton will be soon available via Hamilton, priced at USD 1,795.
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