The secret is energy management
The most important advances in watchmaking are all about creating and using energy more efficiently.
1969: The first ASTRON was made possible by a low-energy IC and a low-drain stepping motor .
1988: Seiko Kinetic converts mechanical energy into electrical with a rotor that spins at up to 100,000 rpm.
2006: Spring Drive’s new regulator uses so little electrical power that, if everyone on earth wore Spring Drive, the total energy used would power just one light bulb.
2012: The new ASTRON GPS Solar is so energy efficient that it can connect to the GPS network using just the power of light. Over 100 patents protect Seiko’s technology.