Celebrating 60 years of the iconic Hamilton Ventura

Hamilton Ventura

The Hamilton Ventura is one of the most stylish, eye-catching watches ever made, and this year the iconic timepiece celebrates its 60th anniversary of turning heads.

The Hamilton Ventura debuted in 1957, and in 1961 the Ventura co-starred in Blue Hawaii with Elvis Presley, helping to introduce the world’s first electrical, battery powered watch to the world.

The latest design for the Ventura is a faithful tribute to the original, with a shield-like case, a beautiful black and silver, retro-themed dial, and a comfortable leather strap that hugs the wrist.

For the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, The GATE is proud to have one of the incredible timepieces to give away to a winner who will visit our Interview Lounge, presented by Hamilton Watch, and act as an official timekeeper during an interview.

Hamilton’s Ventura collection features seven variations on the iconic design, including Quartz, Elvis80, XXL, and Chrono.

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