This year marks the 40th anniversary of the world’s first LED digital watch, made by Hamilton. The American brand is celebrating the invention of the technology that revolutionized the watch industry with the new Hamilton Pulsomatic, a digital timepiece with Swiss craftsmanship in the form of an automatic movement.
The original Pulsar was named after the astronomical bodies that emit precise radio pulses. Hamilton’s new Pulsomatic has a similar look, though with LCD and not LED display, and the design still looks futuristic. The “omatic” part of the new name represents what may be the new model’s most interesting feature: it is powered by an innovative Swiss automatic movement, the H1970. Fully charged, the watch offers a 120 day power reserve.
The Pulsomatic also offers a sapphire crystal, a display back for viewing the unique engine (shown below), and 50 meter water resistance. Available on a rubber strap or a steel bracelet, both versions are priced at $1545. The Pulsomatic will be in stores in November, just in time for the holidays.
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Size: 49 mm x 39 mm
Material: Stainless steel / Black PVD / 4N PVD
Display color: Black
Attachments: Rubber / Stainless steel
Movement: Automatic CAL.H1970
Power reserve: 120 days
Water resistance: 5 bar (50 m) / 73 PSI (164 ft)