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Available exclusively on Revolution from May 2020 for a limited period only. Items will be shipped from 2nd week of May
Announced in New York City, at a press conference in The Four Seasons restaurant on May 6, 1970 the Hamilton Pulsar was the first watch ever to feature a ‘solid state wrist computer’, developed by Hamilton in its hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It showed time by having its button pushed to make the time flash in red LED numerals on the dark screen. Holding the button for longer would then reveal the passing seconds. And lastly, the watch could be set using an interestingly implemented magnetic bar hidden in the bracelet.
Nearly 50 years on today, Hamilton is announcing the return of the Pulsar in a modern day reincarnation with all of its 70s charm. The shape of the 2020 watch’s case is taken directly from the second generation of the watch made in 1973, and has the same dimensions of 40.8mm x 34.7mm. The similarities, however, stop here with the technologies inside having been given the thorough 21st century treatment. We start with the added cool factor of the yellow gold PVD coating. Next the new watch has been given a hybrid LCD/OLED, always-on display, developed by Hamilton with the Swatch Group's R&D department.
The LCD technology in the screen is what allows for the always-on function and, therein, is able to display the time constantly with very low energy consumption. The OLED portion of the screen lights up to provide better visibility, using ‘digit dot’ style numerals, when the button on the right of the case is pressed.
Model: Hamilton PSR Box/Papers Yes/Yes Function:
Hours and minutes in digital display
Material: Stainless steel case Dimension: 40.8 x 34.7mm Dial: Hybrid LED/OLED screen with always on display Case: Stainless steel case with anti-reflection coated sapphire glass over time display Movement:
Power Reserve Battery powered Lume:
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet with yellow gold PVD coating Lug Width: 24mm
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CHOICE OF TASTEMAKERS
The Hamilton Pulsar was the choice of tastemakers in the 70s, the ranks of which included Keith Richards, Joe Frazier, Elton John, U.S. President Gerald Ford and, last and most notably, Gianni Agnelli. Thanks to these individuals the watch wasn’t simply an object of the future, but a symbol and stamp of cool.
The 2020 Hamilton PSR is modeled after the Hamilton Pulsar P2 from the 70s in the same dimension of 40.8mm x 34.7mm with equal charm. Especially trying to emulate the gold varitions of the original watch, this version has been given a yellow gold PVD coating for additional cool.
The new watch has been given a hybrid LCD/OLED, always-on display. The LCD technology in the screen is what allows for the always-on function and, therein, is able to display the time constantly with very low energy consumption. The OLED portion of the screen lights up to provide better visibility, using ‘digit dot’ style numerals, when the button on the right of the case is pressed.