Hamilton and Riva - Two Iconic Names United in One Collection

Sep 06, 2007
Hamilton has signed a cooperation agreement with Riva, a real legend in the boating industry. The famous brands will join their efforts in a variety of areas, including the development of a unique 'Riva timed by Hamilton' watch collection.

The 'Riva timed by Hamilton' watch collection will be developed according to the brands' common meticulous approach. The timepieces are aimed to give a feeling of nostalgia and modernity.

The collection will comprise men's and women's watch models produced from luxury materials and perfectly finished.

Following the steps of the boats able to survive severe storms, and watches resisting the pressure of stunts when on the wrist of Pierre Frolla, world champion free diver, the collection will be characterized by appealing design and high-performance.

Hamilton and Riva are united historically and share the common values, having maintained continuous relationship with the cinema world, boasting numerous placements with the leading Hollywood stars, on and off screen.

Hamilton and Riva both appeared in the 19th century. Riva was founded in 1842 on the shores of Lake Iseo in Italy, while the Hamilton's history started in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Over time, both brand have become proven pioneers.

The Riva history started when Pietro Riva took up a formidable challenge to repair two storm-damaged fishing boats. Later, Riva, already famous for his exceptional carpentry skills, was specially committed to build a new boat by a wealthy client. Nowadays, Riva is the most ancient shipyard in the world that maintained continuous production and member of the Ferretti Group, international leader in luxury yachting. It is proud of 22 production units.

Hamilton watches also enjoyed groundbreaking early years. The timepieces were the first to provide safety to the American railroads, as well as kept the first commercial pilots on track. Presently, Hamilton is a member of the Swatch Group, the largest watches and jewelery manufacturer and distributor in the world, proud of 157 production sites in Switzerland.

Both Riva and Hamilton have since been committed to the spirit of innovation and beauty of technology, having created real masterpieces. Riva boats and Hamilton watches are developed while paying meticulous attention to the tiniest design details and using top quality innovative materials. As a result, there are born coveted boats proud of lengthy waiting lists and watches based upon utmost precision and amazing looks.

The boats sport details of chrome, refined lacquer-work, leather and woodwork. Hamilton watches are created according traditional Swiss technology and horological expertise, being produced from the finest materials. Shape is also a major factor for Riva and Hamilton creations. Hamilton watches feature distinctive form, attracting attention of wearers and Hollywood stylists. The Riva boats lines' gliding through the waters of the world take viewers' breath away.

Hamilton and Riva in Hollywood

Hamilton watches debuted in Hollywood in the 1950s in the famous 'The Frogmen,' the Oscar-nominated diving movie. In 1961, the iconic Hamilton Ventura watch was sported on the wrist of Elvis Presley in 'Blue Hawaii.'

Since then, the timepieces of the brand made more than 300 movie appearances. The list of stars associated with Hamilton watches includes Tom Hanks, Richard Gere, Michael Douglas, Ben Affleck, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Alba.

Riva's career in Hollywood movies started at the same period of time - in the 1950s. The brand has been highly appreciated by Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis. It starred in renowned James Bond movies, 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,' as well as other action blockbusters.

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