2010 would have been Elvis’s 75th birthday, and to mark the occasion, Hamilton is producing two new versions of the Ventura, made famous by the King in his 1961 movie “Blue Hawaii”. One commemorative model is a quartz-powered replica of the original. My focus will be on the second piece: the cool XXL Edition. The styling has been updated with larger dimensions, a gunmetal PVD case, and a perforated dial that lets the automatic ETA 2824-2 movement see a bit of sunlight.
The XXL’s smooth, angular case flows into the black rubber strap. The curved crystal is sapphire, and the watch is water resistant to 50 meters. A touch of red stretches between 12 and 3 and carries over to the tip of the seconds hand. Black and white dials are available. The Ventura XXL will only be produced for one year. If you’re looking for something a little different, it’s priced at $1145, and it will be in stores in October. You can click the images below to view larger versions.