Born with the world’s first commercially available quartz watch, the Astron name is, much like the Laurel, synonymous with innovation. Powered by the latest Astron GPS Solar movement, Caliber 3X62, the new creation features an updated design with a faceted titanium bezel that debuted this year. The simple white dial is a tribute to the Laurel, and the inner dial ring is punctuated by numerals every five minutes, with a single red “60” at the 12 o’clock position in honor of the Laurel. A lone sub-dial indicates the receiving process of GPS signals as well as the watch’s charging status, leap second data receipt, and in-flight mode.
This watch connects automatically up to twice a day* to the GPS network to maintain its precision of one second every 100,000 years.
*When the dial detects sunlight, the watch connects to the GPS satellite network and adjusts automatically to the correct time. If the watch is hidden from light, it remembers the time of its last successful manual connection and attempts to receive the GPS signal again at that same time.