Kintaro Hattori founded his company in 1881. During his fifty years at the helm, Seiko became the leading watch company in Japan.
Taking inspiration from Kintaro’s credo of ‘Always one step ahead of the rest’, and the heritage of Japan, Seiko releases an Astron GPS Solar limited edition to celebrate Seiko’s 140th anniversary.
Seiko since 1881
Just eleven years after Kintaro Hattori founded his company in 1881 at the age of just 21, he opened his first manufacturing facility. The story of Seiko had started.
Seiko Astron. The world leader in GPS Solar technology.
In 2012 , Seiko demonstrated its leadership in high technology watchmaking with the world’s first GPS Solar watch. By connecting to the GPS network, Astron adjusts at the touch of a button to every time zone on earth and, by taking all the energy it needs from light alone, never needs a battery change. It offers local time with atomic clock precision on your wrist, wherever you are on earth.
Beauty, Strength and Astron GPS Solar
Astron captures the beauty of cherry blossom by night
The Japanese enchantment with cherry blossom extends far beyond the daylight hours. Yozakura is the name given to these ephemeral but beautiful flowers when, seen under a star-lit sky, they give an ethereal and magical glow to the space around them.
With a black case and bracelet acting as the night sky, the purple dial with its pink hue captures the beauty of Yozakura. This subtly colored dial becomes darker towards the six o’clock position, adding a mysterious depth and enhancing the illusion that it is a gentle spring evening in Japan.
The case and bracelet are finished with a scratch-resistant hard coating that preserves its jet-black sheen.
The crystal is a dual-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface, which ensures high legibility of the time at a glance. It also allows the dial’s delicate colors to be enjoyed to the full.
- In an actual product, the case back direction might be different from the photograph.
Technology of Astron 5X Caliber
Our most advanced ever GPS Solar caliber 5X53
The GPS Solar Caliber 5X53 Dual-Time connects up to twice a day to the GPS network to maintain its precision anywhere in the world. It adjusts automatically to Daylight Saving Time and, when the wearer changes time zone, he or she simply pushes a button and the hands move rapidly to the correct local time, thanks to the system that moves the hour, minute, and seconds hands independently. In addition, the wearer is able to change the main time display instantly from home to local time and vice versa. It is a perfect watch fo all international travelers. Travelling can be stressful; Astron makes it just a little less so.
The Astron GPS Solar
Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition
［ Caliber 5X53 ］
Limited edition of 1500 pieces
Available at Seiko Boutiques and selected Seiko retailers worldwide in February 2021