Hamilton Watch graces the big screen in Independence Day


This week, Hamilton will once again hit the big screen in Independence Day: Resurgence.

Hamilton’s presence in Independence Day: Resurgence is the latest in its over 450 movie placements. The company’s first collaboration was 65 years ago, when the brand’s watches first appeared in The Frogmen.

Roland Emmerich directs Independence Day, which comes 20 years after its prequel. The movie stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Travis Trope, William Fichtner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Judd Hirsch, Jessie Usher, Sela Ward, Brent Spiner, Vivica A. Fox, and Angelababy.

Pilot Jake Morrison, played by Liam Hemsworth, wears a Khaki X-Wind automatic chronograph throughout the film. Built for adventure and proudly supporting its military heritage, this powerful timepiece is perfectly adapted for all defense missions. The pushers on the 44 millimeter stainless steel case are uniquely built to form an X, while the brown calf leather strap ads a stylish vintage touch. Inside, its automatic movement powers chronograph and day-date functions, as well as a drift-angle calculator created specifically for pilots so they can measure crosswinds.

Additionally, Jeff Goldblum can be seen wearing an elegant Jazzmaster automatic with GMT function to keep track of time in the different cities. A Thinomatic can be seen on the wrist of Bill Pullman, and James A. Woods will be wearing a Khaki Pilot Automatic Chronograph.

Due to its continued involvement with Hollywood, Hamilton recognizes the wide spectrum of opportunities associated to the red carpet. With this in mind, the brand created the Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards, held in both Los Angeles and Shanghai. The awards pay tribute to the brilliant off-screen talents that contribute to the quality of a motion picture and to the lasting impression it makes on its audience.