Every year, we get something like closure by racking our brains over, what else, the Revolution Awards. To grease our ruminations, this year we have also created a few categories to be decided by the public. Join us as we unveil an Award Winner every day, counting down to the New Year.
Public Polling: Ultimate Value
Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical
Earlier in the year when Hamilton shared the Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical with Revolution behind closed doors, we knew right then that we wanted to help launch the watch in some manner.
The Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical is a faithful modern recreation of the W10 tonneau-shaped military watch, that Hamilton had stopped producing since 1976, in almost identical specifications to the original timepiece, in particular related to the size of its 33 x 35 mm case. Of course, what ultimately seals the deal for the watch is that besides being a handsome looking timepiece and equipped with an in-house movement, at US$850 the watch is a complete no-brainer.
“How refreshing is it that a totally authentic Swiss watch brand is able to deliver a watch that by any price category would be attractive, that is this accessible?” explains Revolution’s founder, Wei Koh. “It’s just kind of bonkers and kind of awesome at the same time. I recall when I first strapped on a Hamilton Khaki Field watch and casually asked for its price and did a massive double take. I genuinely thought someone left a zero out.”
We were ecstatic when Hamilton agreed to take us on as their exclusive e-commerce partner for the Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical’s launch, for a selected period. And it clearly was a hit on Shop.Revolution.Watch. Therein, it would be grossly self-serving if we ourselves were to crown the watch with the Revolution Awards’ 2019 Ultimate Value title. Which is why, we’re incredibly thankful that it was our polled audience who voted the Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical as the winner of the 2019 Ultimate Value award.