Press Conference

SEIKO Astron

Energy efficiency

The secret is energy management

The most important advances in watchmaking are all about creating and using energy more efficiently.

Energy efficiency
Energy efficiency

The new ASTRON GPS Solar

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.