Hamilton Ventura Elvis80: Two for the show

The original Ventura worn by Elvis

The new Hamilton Ventura Elvis80 is a must-have for anyone with an eye for authentic legends. Elvis is a legend and therefore the watch he wore is too. Elvis Presley was way ahead of his time. He shook his hips and by doing that the world. The remarkable Hamilton Ventura with its shield like appearance was also quite a shock in the conservative world of horology. Elvis wore a Ventura in de 1961 movie “Blue Hawaii” resulting in maximum exposure for the unusually shaped model that was first launched in 1957.

The new Hamilton Ventura Elvis80 is one year too late if we’re nitpicking. The modernised version of the original Ventura is a tribute to the King’s 80th birthday he would have celebrated last year January 8th. Anyway. On the King’s 81st birthday two versions of the tribute model are available. There’s a steel version with a quartz movement and an execution in black PVD that’s outfitted with an H-10 automatic calibre with 80 hours of power reserve; 80 not 81.

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Lex Stolk

The author Lex Stolk

Lex Stolk studied Journalism in Utrecht and it was during his time as a student he developed a passion for mechanical watches. He has spent his entire career in the publishing industry working for a wide range of publications before entering the watch world professionally seven years ago. His work for several watch publications made it possible for him to combine his love for both watches and magazines.