Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar was released 8 years ago, putting a special version of Hamilton’s Khaki field watch not just on the big screen, but an integral component of the story itself. It wouldn’t be the last time for such a feature in a Nolan film, getting the same treatment in the 2020 film, Tenet (which you can hear us attempt to describe in this podcast). The Khaki was the more production ready watch, and in 2019, Hamilton released the Murph, a faithful rendition of the 42mm Khaki seen on screen with the word ‘Eureka’ subtly applied to the seconds hand in morse code. Requests for a 38mm version of the watch came quickly, and Hamilton teased a response almost just as quickly. Today, a few years later, Hamilton makes good on that promise.
This is the Hamilton Khaki Field Murph in 38mm, a slightly less accurate recreation of the watch from the movie that makes a worthy trade for better dimensions. That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with 42mm watches, we love plenty of them and they can certainly be wearable. However, when it comes to field watches like this, the proportions feel more natural at this scale as there’s no complications or rotating bezel to eat up space. The 42mm still exists and will still be the better option for some wrists, however for many the 38mm variant will be a welcome addition to the family.