Acclaimed for her work tailoring characters for “Mad Men,” “Deadwood” and “Why Women Kill,” Janie Bryant is an expert at using the power of costume design to take audiences beyond the screen. With extraordinary attention to detail and a love for research, she gives characters an authenticity that truly brings the past to life – today a reinterpretation of the Hamilton American Classic.
“In film, we use fashion to establish a narrative’s setting and a character’s personality, all before the dialogue even begins,” says Janie. “This capsule brings that dynamic expression off-screen with timepieces that reimagine the relationship between past, present and future.”
Timekeeping meets costume design
At the heart of cinema since appearing in the 1932 classic, “Shanghai Express,” Hamilton watches have starred in more than 500 movies and TV shows. A shared commitment to both authenticity and innovation inspired our collaboration with Janie, who transformed three of our iconic American Classic pieces into vibrant examples of her craft.
Tailored to celebrate their origin story with contemporary character, each watch is available in two new looks – one for today and one for tomorrow.
“For us, watches do much more than tell time – they tell a story of the past, present and future,” says Hamilton CEO Vivian Stauffer. “Our partnership with Janie was an incredible opportunity to refresh our iconic selection in a way that looks towards tomorrow without forgetting yesterday. By examining our heritage through a new lens, we created a true time capsule for the wrist.”
Janie expresses the immediate evolution of our chosen capsule watches with subtle colors, soft textures and warm tones. Diamond accents, light yellow gold PVD and a powdery rose leather give today’s timepieces a dash of Hollywood glamour. However, subtle elements like rounded shapes and muted shades bring them together in a way that feels approachable and real. With refined style for every day, each watch’s character has a story to tell.
First, Janie gives our sporty Intra-Matic Automatic Chronograph a softer look, pairing its practical stopwatch functions with delicate beige gold PVD coated hands and a soft-touch, rose-colored leather strap. This 1968-inspired timepiece is ready to race around the track, or through the city streets, as part of your new signature style.
Introduced in 1937, our Ardmore Quartz’s versatile, art-deco style is elevated for today with neutral colors and inviting textures. A silver-white opaline dial is the perfect centerpiece for its soft light yellow gold colored case and dial accents. Paired with an off-white, alligator-imitation leather strap, the Ardmore Quartz adapts to your day as you do.
You’ll never fade into the darkness wearing our Lady Hamilton Vintage Quartz thanks to diamonds sparkling against its sunray brushed black dial. This time, Janie balances the watch’s inherent vintage charm – the original 1950’s design inspired by our early 20th pendant watches – with a touch of whimsy. A deep plum case gives this watch an engaging personality that’s subtly unique.
If Bryant’s interpretation of present-day is understated poise, tomorrow shines bold and bright. Metallic leather straps, smooth textures and cold tones bring our historical designs seamlessly into the future. Straight lines and neutral colors balance the luxe feel, giving each piece a modern practicality that keeps our daydreams alive. With elements from every time, these stunning watches are ready to discover their destiny.
With a gleaming gold leather strap to match bright gold sub dials, our Intra-Matic Automatic Chronograph is a beacon eager to guide us forward. Paired against a black dial, the metallic colors celebrate our achievements and our continued commitment to innovation.
Janie gives the sophisticated Ardmore Quartz a dazzling glow up with a metallic silver leather strap. A classic polished silver case and dial offsets the glitzy sheen for a complimentary look that’s both smart and playful.
A juxtaposition of light and dark give the delicate Lady Hamilton Vintage Quartz an engaging depth. Illuminate the unknown with a sunray silver dial embellished with yellow gold orbs on your wrist. A black PVD-coated chain bracelet complements the shadow-filled center, again a carefully selected mix of pragmatism and allure for day or night.
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Costume Designer Janie Bryant transforms three of our signature pieces into a watch capsule for the women of today and tomorrow. Are you ready to travel through time Hollywood-style?
Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Automatic Chronograph
- 40mm stainless steel beige PVD case
- 40mm stainless steel yellow gold PVD case
- Thickness : 14.45mm
- Lug width: 20mm
- Water-resistance: 10 bar (100 m)
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating
- Beige gold PVD plated dial with off white subdials and beige gold PVD plated indexes
- Matte black dial with yellow gold plated subdials and indexes
- Beige gold PVD plated hands
- Yellow gold PVD plated hands
- H-31 automatic chronograph movement with 60-hour power reserve
- Pink calf leather strap with beige gold plated stainless steel pin buckle
- Metallic gold calf leather strap with yellow gold plated stainless steel pin buckle
Hamilton American Classic Ardmore Quartz
- 18.7mm x 27mm polished stainless steel light yellow gold PVD case
- 18.7mm x 27mm polished stainless steel case
- Thickness: 6.9mm
- Lug width: 14mm
- Water-resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
- Glass: Mineral crystal
- Silver white opalin dial
- Silver dial with sunray finish
- Light yellow gold PVD plated hands
- Yellow gold PVD plated hands
- ETA 980.163 quartz movement
- Off-white alligator-imitation calf leather strap with light yellow gold plated stainless steel pin buckle
- Metallic silver calf leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle
Hamilton American Classic Lady Hamilton Vintage Quartz
- 19mm x 15mm stainless steel purple PVD case
- 19mm x 15mm stainless steel black PVD case
- Thickness: 7.35mm
- Lug width: 5mm
- Glass: Sapphire crystal
- Water resistance: 5 bar (50 m)
- Black dial with 4 diamonds single cut 0.85-0.90/TW/VS-SI M
- Silver dial with sunray finish, applied yellow gold PVD orbs
- Purple PVD plated hands
- Yellow gold PVD plated hands
- ETA 280.002 quartz movement
- Stainless steel purple PVD bracelet with a clasp
- Stainless steel black PVD bracelet with a clasp
Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1892, Hamilton creates watches with a unique balance of authenticity and innovation. Its timepieces synchronized the first railroads and kept time for aviation pioneers and U.S. soldiers. A favorite of filmmakers for decades, Hamilton watches have appeared in more than 500 movies, with custom pieces playing a pivotal role in several Hollywood blockbusters. With a continued commitment to craftsmanship and accuracy, Hamilton launched the world’s first electric watch in 1957 and the first LED digital watch in 1970. A member of the Swatch Group, the global leader in watch manufacturing and distribution, Hamilton’s current collections combine its American spirit with true Swiss precision.
About Janie Bryant
Janie Bryant is an Emmy® Award winning costume designer well known for her work on AMC TV’s “Mad Men,” and HBO’s “Deadwood.” She most recently designed two seasons of “Why Women Kill,” a comedic drama set in various decades, and is currently the costume designer of “Y: 1883,” the highly anticipated prequel to Paramount’s “Yellowstone.” Acclaimed for her ability to bring the past to life on-screen, Janie’s costume design creates characters that are both authentic and relatable. A recipient of Hamilton’s Behind the Camera Awards, Janie’s latest off-screen collaboration reimagines iconic timepieces for today and tomorrow. Follow Janie @costumedesignerjaniebryant or @janiebryant on Instagram and Twitter.