News of the Past: Hamilton was Asked to Develop a Watch for the Movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Hamilton was asked by producer Stanley Kubrick to develop a watch worn by astronauts of the future. Two design department staffers, Ed Speakes and Ken Derr, designed and built a wristwatch and a desk clock that were so realistic and eye-catching that they were photographed and publicized in both Vogue and Esquire magazines.
First lets have a look at the concept watches which these designers worked on. There were several different ideas before they settled on the one that Kubrick eventually used in the film and lateron the one that Hamilton later produced and sold “Odysee” in 1969.
Underneath the final two designs which Hamilton eventually also sold in stores. As you can see Odyssey is spelled as Odyssee for apparent copyright issues.