Japanese watchmaking empire Seiko unveils two new models (SSE021J1 & SSE019J1) from their popular Astron GPS Solar line. These new versions in titanium house Seiko’s latest GPS Solar Chronograph movement, Caliber 8X82.
Launched in September 2012, the Astron GPS Solar is the world’s first GPS Solar watch. At the touch of a button, it receives signals from four or more GPS satellites, identifies the location and adjusts to your time zone. At the Baselworld watch fair 2014, Seiko unveiled the Astron GPS Solar Chronograph collection.
Now the brand adds two new limited edition chronograph models: SSE021 & SSE019.
The two new Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronographs boast bright dials and striking colour accents. The white model (reference SSE021J1/ SBXB021*) has ten diamonds on the dial and a soft, well-padded crocodile leather strap. It has a super-hard coated titanium case with a white ceramic bezel. Limited to 1,000 pieces, Seiko SSE021J1 is the first Astron GPS watch designed for women.
The men’s counterpart (reference SSE019J1/ SBXB019*) comes with a black hard coated titanium case and bracelet. Limited edition of 3,000 pieces, this black Seiko Astron GPS watch stands out with its gold toned crown, push buttons and dial details.
With the serial numbers engraved on the case back, each of these 2014 Resort limited edition watches are offered with a special presentation case.
Model: Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Limited Edition
References: SSE021J1 & SSE019J1
*JDM reference numbers: SBXB021 & SBXB019
Caliber 8X82, GPS Solar Chronograph
GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
Chronograph up to 6 hours in 1/5 second increments
Perpetual calendar correct to the year 2100
Signal reception result indication
World time function (40 time zones), Daylight Saving Time function, Power save function
Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (without receiving a time signal and at temperatures between 5℃ and 35℃)
Diameter 45.0mm, Thickness 13.3mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal with super-clear coating
Water resistance 10 Bar, Magnetic resistance 4,800 A/m
Seiko Astron GPS SSE019J1
Limited edition of 3,000 pieces
Titanium case with black hard coating with ceramic bezel
Titanium bracelet with black hard coating with ceramic parts, three-fold clasp with push button release
Approximate retail price in Europe: Euro 3,100
Seiko Astron GPS SSE021J1
Limited edition of 1,000 pieces
Titanium case with super-hard coating with ceramic bezel
Crocodile strap, three-fold clasp with push button release
Approximate retail price in Europe: Euro 3,300