Japanese watchmaker Seiko expands its Astron GPS Solar watch collection by presenting six new references and a the Astron Kintaro Hattori limited edition to mark the 100th anniversary of Seiko watchmaking.
Introduced Baselworld 2012 watch fair, the Seiko Astron GPS Solar is a remarkable wristwatch that connects to the GPS network and adjusts to the exact time in all 39 time zones on earth, using just the power of light.
2013 sees a further expansion of the Astron collection and the launch of a very special edition that commemorates 100 years of Seiko watchmaking and honours the memory of its founder Kintaro Hattori.
The Kintaro Hattori Limited Edition Astron GPS Solar (reference SAST100) carries some historical milestones in the history legendary watch brand.
Never before in Seiko’s history has a watch carried Kintaro’s name, nor the six words that define his vision, “One step ahead of the rest”.
The case is made of high-intensity titanium with black hard coating, its crown is tipped with onyx, the crystal is coated in Seiko’s proprietary anti-reflective finish and it is offered with a crocodile strap and an additional titanium bracelet. The case back evokes the century old tradition of Seiko’s watchmaking, with the original “S” mark engraving.
The Seiko Astron SAST100 Kintaro Hattori Special Edition is the first watch ever to carry Kintaro’s name and motto. They are set around the first ‘S’ mark logotype, registered by Kintaro in 1900.
This watch is a limited edition of 5,000 pieces (including 2,700 in Japan). It will be launched simultaneously all over the world in September 2013.
Model: Seiko Astron Kintaro Hattori Special Limited Edition, Reference SAST100
JDM reference number: SBXA100
GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
Hour, minute and second hands
Perpetual calendar correct to February 2100
Signal reception result indication
World time function (39 Time Zones)
Daylight Saving Time function
Power saving function
Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (without receiving a time signal and in temperatures between 5℃ and 35℃)
Diameter: 47.0 mm, Thickness: 17.4 mm
High-intensity titanium with black hard coating with ceramic bezel
Water resistance: 10 Bar, Magnetic resistance 4,800 A/m
Both a crocodile strap and a titanium bracelet are attached
High-intensity titanium with black hard coating with three-fold clasp with push button release
Sapphire crystal with Super-Clear Coating
Only in this special edition is the crown tipped with onyx and the ‘TYO’ symbol in gold.
Approximate recommended retail price range in Europe
Limited edition of 5,000 pieces