Elvis Presley in Canada
Maple Leaf Gardens: April 2, 1957
On Tuesday April 2nd 1957 Elvis made his first and last Canadian appearances in 1957.
That same year on January 3rd, 1957, the Ventura was not only progressive in design, but also made watchmaking history as the world’s first electrical, battery powered watch. A revolutionary movement in a revolutionary design, Following the Hamilton Hollywood tradition, Elvis Presley personally selected a Hamilton Ventura in 1961 to costar with him in the feel-good movie Blue Hawaii. This world’s first electric battery-powered watch with its iconic shield shape appears in many scenes, including the opening one when Elvis returns to Hawaii from military service.
In 2017 Hamilton Commemorates the 60th anniversary of its iconic Ventura watch line with the launch of three reinterpretations of original model.