To commemorate its 120th Anniversary this year, Hamilton has partnered with the National Watch & Clock Museum, one of the world’s largest museums devoted to the art, science and history of timepieces and timekeeping, to create a public exhibit of Hamilton archives for watch and history buffs to enjoy. The month-long exhibit will open on June 4th at Tourneau Time Machine at 12 East 57th Street in New York City.
The exhibit offers Hamilton enthusiasts a look back at the American brand through the years, enabling them to browse an array of photos of the original Hamilton factory and past employees, in addition to several vintage timepieces, dozens of old advertisements, original company newsletters and video testimonials from former employees – all either from Hamilton’s archives or on loan from the NAWCC Museum. The museum’s outstanding and rich archive files also helped the brand create a virtual museum on the Hamilton website.
Also on display during the exhibit will be Hamilton’s VOTEC 221 Mock-Up Airplane, which was built using components certified for aircraft construction. With a Wingspan of 20.7ft, a length of over 19.5ft and a weight of approximately 1,000lbs, the plane is a one-to-one replica of the plane Hamilton pilots fly.