Few movies of the final 25 years have left a deeper aesthetic mark on popular culture than 1999’s “The Matrix.” Its green-tinted, black leather-clad imaginative and prescient of our on-line world is immediately recognizable to this present day, with an affect that stretches far past the movie show to the touch the worlds of vogue and design. With the fourth movie within the sequence, “The Matrix Resurrections,” set to debut in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22, 2021, the Matrix look could be due for a comeback. Hamilton dives into this daring digital aesthetic with its newest restricted version launch, reworking its retro-chic PSR digital watch design with a brand new colorway and distinctive touches lifted instantly from the digital world of “The Matrix.” Though not slated to look within the new movie, the brand new restricted version Hamilton PSR MTX has been designed in shut partnership with Warner Bros. Photos to faithfully translate the feel and appear of the sequence right into a stark and classy twist on this basic design.
Measuring in at 40.8mm-wide and solely 34.7mm from lug to lug, the brushed chrome steel case of the Hamilton PSR MTX retains the glossy ‘70s futurism of the bottom design intact and may present a compact and distinctive really feel on the wrist. Though the squared-off ovoid kind and engraved built-in lugs are shared with the usual mannequin, the PSR MTX provides this design a darker and extra brooding character in pictures with its deep black PVD coating. As with the usual mannequin, the oval pusher at 3 o’clock prompts the OLED portion of the hybrid dial for a brief period to brighten the show for outside studying. Exterior of the black PVD therapy, the PSR MTX’s biggest visible departure from the normal PSR comes with its distinctive caseback design. This new screw-down caseback is dominated by a posh engraving that includes the enduring falling strains of code from “The Matrix.” Hamilton cleverly hides particulars from the restricted version serial quantity to the stable 100-meter water resistance score on this digital rain sample, offering helpful data to the wearer with out breaking the move of the design.
The hybrid LCD and OLED digital dials of the Hamilton PSR sequence are starkly minimal of their execution, and the design of the PSR MTX continues this philosophy. Reasonably than the intense traffic-light pink that the usual PSR makes use of to emulate early dot-matrix shows, nonetheless, the PSR MTX as a substitute shines out its time-only digital show in vibrant and moody Matrix inexperienced. Coupled with the brand new black PVD case end, this new show creates an nearly photo-negative really feel when in comparison with the bottom mannequin, full with a extra aggressive cyberpunk perspective in pictures.
Like the usual mannequin, Hamilton powers the PSR MTX with an unspecified digital quartz motion. Whereas Hamilton retains the technical specs of this motion near the vest, the PSR MTX ought to present stable quartz efficiency. Hamilton completes the darker new look of the PSR MTX with an identical black PVD rendition of the road’s built-in three-link chrome steel bracelet. With an aggressive taper that flares out to 24mm-wide close to the case and a clear absolutely brushed end, this bracelet flows deftly with the strains of the case and retains the silhouette of the unique design intact.
Though it retains the retrofuturist minimalism of the unique mannequin intact, the restricted version Hamilton PSR MTX brings a sharper and extra aggressive character to the design that stylishly captures the spirit of “The Matrix.” Only one,999 examples of the Hamilton PSR MTX shall be made, and the watch is accessible now by means of licensed sellers at an MSRP of $995. For extra particulars, please go to the model’s web site.