Seiko’s Astron GPS solar celebrates founder’s 160th anniversary
This year marks what would have been Seiko’s founder – Kintaro Hattori – who build the company from scratch.
To celebrate, Japan’s watchmaker has put together a limited edition Astron GPS Solar.
The new watch comes in all black, with gold accents. It’s built mostly of titanium, underneath a scratch-resistant coating. That makes it both incredibly hardy and incredibly lightweight.
On the back you can see the full celebration of Hattori, including the brand’s signature ‘S’ logo that was first registered in 1900. It also features his motto, “One step ahead of the rest”.
Powering the watch is a GPS Solar Caliber 5X53 Dual-Time, which will automatically connect to a GPS network twice a day and adjust your watch for better precision and accuracy. Of course, you can also adjust the watch yourself.
For those who travel regularly (or used to) the watch can be set to automatically change timezones at the touch of a button.
The Kintaro Hattori 160th anniversary model will be available later this month via Seiko’s website. It will cost US$3,900 and is limited to just 2,500 pieces.
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