The Hamilton PSR MTX for The Matrix Resurrections (Live Pics & Price)
Inspired by the digital universe of The Matrix
As the Matrix Resurrections, the fourth instalment of the iconic sci-fi franchise, is about to be released, Hamilton unveils a special edition watch aimed to be a perfect match for Neo, Morpheus or Trinity… We rarely cover quartz watches on MONOCHROME. Simply, we are mechanical watch nerds. But sometimes rules are meant to be broken. The Hamilton PSR is a space-age classic. And the Wachowskis’ hit film simply changed the sci-fi movie game. Meet the limited edition Hamilton PSR MTX.
Presented in 2020, the Hamilton PSR revived the first-ever digital watch, the Pulsar, a model that was just like straight out of science fiction and that defined the seventies design. The Hamilton Pulsar was also a technical revolution for its never-seen-before functionality. Powered by a quartz movement, it had no moving parts, no ticking, no hands and no dial, but for the first time ever, a digital display. Pushing a button made the time flash in red LED (Light Emitting Diodes) numerals on the dark screen. Holding the button for longer revealed the passing seconds. The LEDs consumed so much power that to avoid depleting the battery, the time could not be displayed permanently.
Released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this design icon, the 2020 Hamilton PSR is modelled after the 1972 Pulsar P2. The rounded cushion-shaped case respects the dimensions of the original at 40.8mm x 34.7mm. The crystal that protrudes from the case is now made of sapphire instead of mineralite. The water resistance has been beefed up to 100m. The display is hybrid, combining reflective LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and emissive OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes). The LCD display ensures a permanent display in daylight conditions. Pressing the button on the side of the case brings up high-contrast OLED numerals.
As The Matrix Resurrections from Lana Wachowski is about to be released, Hamilton now brings the retro-futuristic design of the PSR into the universe of one of the most celebrated science fiction movies. The idea has been to create a watch inspired by the digital universe of the Matrix. A watch that could be a perfect match for Neo, Morpheus or Trinity. With that in mind, Hamilton modelled a monochrome black version of the PSR with a black PVD-coated steel case and bracelet. For the display, numerals are no longer red but green, just like the digital rain/matrix code. Turning the watch over, the case back features an iconic digital rain décor. Last, it comes on a three-link black PVD-steel bracelet closed by a triple folding buckle.
Hamilton PSR MTX – Availability & Price
The Hamilton PSR MTX Limited Edition will be priced at EUR 975. A limited run of 1,999 pieces, a number corresponding to the year The Matrix was launched and to the year used to simulate the reality in the movie. We expect these to sell out in the blink of an eye. The choice is yours…
For more information, please visit www.hamiltonwatch.com.
Same functions, or better lack of functions, of the original one? Not even a 24h format?
How long can the battery last?
@Yap Kong Wong 5 years for the ‘standard’ PSR. I suppose the same for this one,
Fine review and more informative than the email Hamilton sent out earlier today announcing this watch.
If it were cased in titanium carbide coated titanium it would sell out in a week. Lovely timepiece! LED (7 segment) readout from a digital counting circuit with a self-contained quartz crystal oscillator time base! No wonder it’s still here, fifty years later–because it’s a totally revolutionary method of tracking the time! A true “time computer”.
They (Hamilton) should have never sold the original trade name.