The Pulsar was another Hamilton innovation that revolutionized the world of watchmaking and made a cultural splash on its 1972 debut. It was the world’s first electronic digital watch with an LED display. Only 400 were produced, making Pulsar one of the rarest digital watches in the world. At the time, this gold watch sold for $2,100 – more than the price of a car in 1972. Pulsar changed the way we read and display time, and paved the way for the digital watches that became the new norm during the 1970s and 80s. Many imitators followed, but Hamilton had already cemented our place as a pioneer of digital timekeeping technology.
Hamilton’s reputation for innovation and the ability to design and produce watches that are different, unusual and as intriguing as they are attractive continues today. New models are quickly marking themselves out as future icons.
From the limited edition Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II with its two dials in a reversible case to the Khaki Pilot X-Wind collection featuring the first ever drift angle calculator in a watch, to our specially adapted ‘H’ movements with their extended 60-80 hour power reserves, innovation and icons start from the inside out, go hand in hand and are a part of the Hamilton DNA. At Hamilton, we take a different approach. For future icons watch this space.