Seiko has partnered with KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS to create an Astron GPS Solar watch that fuses the functionality of the state-of-the art Dual-Time 5X53 Caliber with a design inspired by their signature icon Ludens.
KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS is a creative studio led by game creator Hideo Kojima established in Tokyo, Japan in December 2015 under the slogan FROM SAPIENS TO LUDENS. The studio’s first game “DEATH STRANDING”, which featured world-renowned actors, was released on November 8th, 2019 for PlayStation®, and the PC version followed on July 14th, 2020. The title has received accolades from around the world and won numerous awards since its release.
The Seiko Astron GPS Solar KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS Limited Edition watch’s design incorporates several design elements inspired by Ludens’ suit and the interwoven pattern on the dial reflects the texture of his carbon face mask motif. Gold color accents echo the metal parts of the suit, including the interlocking design of the two sub-dials.
The iconic studio logo is printed both at the 9 o’clock position and on the case back. On the bezel, the UTC codes are in the same font as KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS’ logo and the studio’s signature FROM SAPIENS TO LUDENS is discreetly engraved on the bezel side at the 6 o’clock position.
The interlocking sub-dials are inspired by the hinges of Ludens’ suit. The cut-outs in the hour and minute hands echo its flag spear’s design. The watch is presented in a special box which includes a message card from Hideo Kojima himself and the art director of the company.
The watch connects up to twice a day to the GPS network to maintain its precision, 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 to the correct local time, thanks to the system that moves the hour, minute, and seconds hands independently. Caliber 5X even gives the wearer the ability to change the main time display instantly from home to local time and vice versa.
The watch is offered as a limited edition of 1,000 and will be available at selected Seiko Boutiques and retailers in June 2021.
Model: Seiko Astron GPS Solar KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS Limited Edition
GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
Dual-Time with AM/PM indication
Perpetual calendar correct to Feb 2100
Automatic DST adjustment function
High Speed Time Zone Adjustment
Time Transfer Function
Signal reception result indication
World time function (39 time zones)
Power save function
Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (without receiving a GPS signal and at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C)
Case and bracelet
Titanium case with super-hard black coating
Titanium bracelet with gray color plating
Easy adjust three-fold clasp with push button release
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 42.8mm, Thickness: 14.7mm
Water resistance: 20 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m