The First Branded Watch In Far Cry® History Is Becoming A Reality.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — September 22, 2021 — Today, Ubisoft and Hamilton share more information regarding their partnership on Far Cry® 6. Starting October 7th, players will not only have the opportunity to virtually wear the Limited-Edition Khaki Field Titanium Automatic but also to purchase it in real life too.
Deeply rooted in the history of Yara, the fictional Caribbean Island of Far Cry® 6, the Khaki Field Titanium Automatic keeps on ticking through decades of instability, even during an assassination attempt on its former owner and ruler of the island Santos Espinosa in 1983. In honor of this story of survival, only 1983 pieces of the special edition watch worn in-game will be available for purchase IRL.
As Dani Rojas, players fight to free Yara, ruled by the ruthless dictator Antón Castillo brought to life by actor Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad,” 2009-2011). During their journey, they will receive the bespoke timepiece upon completion of a guerrilla mission. Successful players unlock access to the in-game timepiece providing the unique and original “keeps on ticking” perk improving general defense during sprints.
“Hamilton’s Khaki Field isn’t merely an accessory choice or functional asset but is truly integrated into Yara’s history with a connection to the island’s deposed leader,” said Omar Bouali, Game Content Director, Ubisoft Toronto. “It’s a small detail that adds immense authenticity to the cinematic world we’ve created.”
In real life, Hamilton’s Khaki Field Titanium Automatic is rugged, resilient and reliable with a combination of state-of-the-art functionality and military heritage. In addition, carefully selected details give the 42mm field watch its distinct Far Cry® character, bringing your in-game adventures to life.
Surrounded by a brushed titanium case, the limited edition’s black vinyl dial features a matte center and a split ‘6’ marker, a reference to the game logo’s typography. A revolutionary red seconds hand is a nod to the game colors, chosen as a tribute to Yara’s guerrillas. Paired with a brown leather NATO strap, each watch also comes with an additional brown nubuck leather strap and changing tool to represent the do-it-yourself, ‘Resolver’ spirit that’s critical for players to embrace.
“We know from experience that designing a prop watch for the screen doesn’t always immediately translate to a real-world product,” said Hamilton CEO Vivian Stauffer. “It made the idea of someone wearing this limited-edition piece while also using it as wrist gear in-game an extremely exciting prospect and we can’t wait to see it in action.”
Far Cry 6 will release worldwide on October 7, 2021 on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Stadia, and for Windows PC on both the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store, as well as on Ubisoft+*, Ubisoft’s subscription service.
*$19.95 per month. Cancel anytime. The Ultimate Edition will be available as part of a UPLAY+ subscription. More information at uplayplus.com.
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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.
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