I often refer to The Matrix as a sci-fi masterpiece. Even today, I find myself coaxing my wife to sit down and re-watch it on an annual basis. It’s just one of those movies that have left a lasting impact not only in the sci-fi space, but across modern film making in general. With the upcoming release of The Matrix Resurrections, Hamilton has announced a limited version of their PSR model to commemorate the film. Here’s a quick look at the Hamilton PSR MTX limited edition watch.
When Hamilton announced the re-imagined Pulsar back in 2020, we found ourselves drooling over it. It was a hard pivot from the brand’s tried-and-true strategy of releasing military-inspired field watches in a million flavors, and focused more on 1970s futurism than anything else. Now to me, it looks like the Hamilton PSR MTX limited edition pushes the effort straight into the late 1990s—an era when an entirely new generation of moviegoers was experiencing its own sci-fi renaissance. The biggest letdown for me though, is the fact that the watch will not be featured in the film. I think some kind of gadget cameo—like we got with the Nokia 8110—would have been totally appropriate.
Feature-wise, the Hamilton PSR MTX retains all the cool bells & whistles we got with the initial re-edition from 2020. This includes a hybrid OLED/LCD dial display, a single pusher at 3 o’ clock to brighten the display, 100m of water resistance, and a nicely-integrated 3-link bracelet. Of course, much of the change is purely aesthetic, with a deep green color tone for the dial readout, PVD coating, and a really well-done caseback that features key information about the watch, hidden in a storm of “Matrix code.”
Hamilton PSR MTX Specs
- Case: 40.8mm-wide, 34.7mm lug-to-lug
- Case Material: Stainless steel, PVD
- Water Resistance: 100m
- Movement: Digital quartz
- Crystal: Sapphire w/AR coating
- Bracelet: Stainless steel, PVD
- Price: $995 USD
With the Hamilton PSR MTX coming in at $995 as a limited edition of 1,999 pieces, I’m honestly not sure who the watch is for. Sure, there are Matrix memorabilia collectors that’ll snatch it up quickly. But if the design speaks to you, I’m sure you’ll be able to snatch it up with ease—and probably below retail eventually. If anything, the watch does a good job of rounding out the looks of the PSR collection for watch enthusiasts that weren’t into the steel or ‘gold’ options.
Michael Peñate is an American writer, photographer, and podcaster based in Seattle, Washington. His work typically focuses on the passage of time and the tools we use to connect with that very journey. From aviation to music and travel, his interests span a multitude of disciplines that often intersect with the world of watches – and the obsessive culture behind collecting them.