As watch lovers, we constantly find ourselves spotting timepieces on the wrists of movie stars, athletes, and television personalities. It comes with the territory. But in the movie Interstellar, the Hamilton gifted to the character Murph Cooper by her father, NASA pilot Joseph Cooper, is much, much more than just another accessory or film prop for us to spot. It’s an essential part of the story.
Before departing on a mission to a far-off galaxy to save humanity, Joseph Cooper leaves his daughter, Murph, with a watch of her own, promising that upon his return the two can compare the time on their watches to see if space travel has caused them to diverge. Later, when Cooper finds himself trapped in the tesseract, he realizes he can communicate with his daughter through space and time. In a highly emotional scene, Cooper causes the seconds hand of Murph’s Hamilton to tick off in morse code the numerical sequence that she will use to save humanity back on earth. In a moment of celebration, Murph hurls her papers into the air and exclaims “Eureka!”
It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since Interstellar took theaters by storm, and fans of the film have repeatedly asked Hamilton to reproduce the timepiece that has become affectionately known as the “Murph watch.” The timepiece we have here is an exact replica of the one gifted to Murph, with one subtle tweak that will be sure to delight fans of the hit film. If you look very closely at the seconds hand of the Khaki Field Murph, you can just barely see a series of dots and dashes that spell out the world “eureka” in Morse code.
A limited batch of 2,555 of the Murph watch will come in a special, limited edition box designed by Interstellar’s award-winning production designer, Nathan Crowley. The box and its colored striped recall the tesseract supercube where Cooper discovers that he can communicate with Murph through space and time.
Note: Watches will deliver to customers beginning March 4th.
Model: Khaki Field Murph Watch
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 42mm diameter; 11mm thickness
Caseback: See-through caseback
Lume: Yes, hour and minute hands
Caliber: Automatic H-10
Power Reserve: 80 hours
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Bracelet/Strap: Black leather with pin buckle
Lug Width: 22mm