Since its first appearance in 2012, the Seiko Astron has proven to be a stunning success worldwide. In its six years of existence, hundreds of thousands of watch lovers and world travelers have found the practical, “real life” advantages of Seiko’s GPS Solar technology and the uniqueness of Astron’s design to be an irresistible combination. Over the same period, the range of Seiko’s GPS Solar calibers has advanced and expanded such that Astron now offers Chronograph, Dual-Time, World-Time and Big-Date versions.
The new series design is striking and yet refined. With its three-dimensional dial, bold hands and the sharp lines and distortion-free surfaces that only Zaratsu polishing can achieve, the design is instantly recognisable as Astron and the perfection in every detail speaks volumes for the care taken at every stage of the manufacture and for the enduring beauty of the result.
This particular Astron model is made in Japan and has a 42.9mm titanium case, titanium bracelet & clasp with micro adjustments, black ceramic/titanium world time bezel, sub-dials showing a second time zone and day, perpetual calendar function with date window, GPS connectivity for setting the time and time zone, with flight mode, automatic hands adjustment, daylight savings function, all new 5X53 solar movement with overcharge prevention and up to 2 years power reserve, sapphire crystal with “Super Clear” coating, “Lumibrite” luminous hands & markers and 100m water resistance.