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Feldmar at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards

Every two years, Hamilton Watch Company celebrates the achievements of the people who bring us movies. In a town famous for star-studded award shows, the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards is unique. Focusing on the technical aspects of film production, film professionals are recognized in categories such as Directing, Cinematography, Costume Design, and Sound Editing. And while many award shows relegate the honorees for technical excellence to the pre-broadcast portion of the event, the Hamilton Awards are solely focused on these artists and experts who do so much to bring our favorite films to life.

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Javier Bardem presents the Visionary Award to director, Denis Villeneuve for his film, Dune

This year, Feldmar Watch Company was in attendance, rubbing shoulders with nominees and celebrity presenters alike. In an exciting return to in-person programs, the Behind the Camera Awards was a welcome event on the calendar, having been cancelled in 2020.

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Larger than life banners let the world know the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards are back

Held at the Avalon Hollywood – historic home of some of LA’s biggest acts from Lucille Ball to Jerry Lewis to Frank Sinatra – the BTCA was a star-studded affair. Thanks to Hamilton’s long standing support of American film, ambassadors like Awkwafina, Kirsten Dunst, and Regina King were in attendance to present awards.

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Awkwafina and Kelly Marie Tran present the Animated Film Award for Raya and the Last Dragon

Of course, it wouldn’t be the Hamilton Awards without some Hamilton timepieces! On display were some of the most famous Hamilton watches from cinema including the original “Murph” from Interstellar and the Tenet beLOWZERO watch!

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Recognized for his work on Spencer, director Pablo Larrain was presented with his Hamilton BTCA by actress Kristen Stewart. Jake Gyllenhaal brought forward the award for Sound Editing, acknowledging the work of David Esparza for the film, The Guilty, before his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal was presented with the Breakthrough Director Award by her husband, Peter Sarsgaard for her film, The Lost Daughter. Vivian Stauffer, CEO of Hamilton, told Feldmar later that award winners came offstage “with sparkles in their eyes,” a true testament to the gratification these filmmakers find in recognizance of their hard work.

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Surprise presenter, Mahershala Ali, presents the award for Screenwriting to Benjamin Cleary for Swan Song
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#FeldmarFam Tom Roth and Jimmy Inglish ham it up for the camera! Jimmy’s Rolex Explorer 36mm was right at home on the red carpet while Tom’s Hamilton Khaki Field Day Date was a natural fit for the night.

The fun continued on Sunday, with Hamilton’s official launch of several new timepieces from the American Classics collection. Created in collaboration with Janie Bryant, costume designer on such shows as Mad Men, Deadwood, and Why Women Kill, these timepieces bring an exciting new look to three select timepieces. The Intra-Matic, Ardmore, and Lady Hamilton Vintage each received two new interpretations, reflecting Bryant’s inspiration drawn from the styles of the past while looking ahead to those of tomorrow.

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Announced at an exclusive launch program at the Thompson Hollywood Hotel, figures from the watch world gathered to catch a glimpse of these special pieces.

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Hamilton CEO, Vivian Stauffer (left) and Janie Bryant (center) took time to discuss the creative inspiration behind the new American Classics Capsule Collection.

For decades, Feldmar Watch Company has proudly sold and serviced Hamilton watches, some of the best and most iconic American/Swiss watches available. The story of Hamilton is intertwined with Feldmar through a shared devotion to timekeeping, as well as support and proximity to filmmaking. With Hamilton watches appearing in over 500 films and TV shows, Feldmar is proud to be part of Hamilton’s Hollywood story.




About The Author: Tom Roth


Born in Washington state, Tom developed an interest in photography during college at University of San Diego. There, he got started in music journalism, interviewing artists and taking photos at concerts. A life-long tinkerer and collector, it wasn’t long before Tom became fascinated with fountain pens and watches.

Those interests collided in November 2020 when Tom started at Feldmar Watch Company where he lives out every watch geek’s dream: photographing and writing about timepieces. When he’s not tinkering with his watch collection, Tom can be found traveling, biting his nails while watching PNW sports teams, and taking flying lessons.

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