SEIKO again revolutionises watch making with the release of the 2014 Astron GPS Solar series
For over a century, Seiko has consistently been at the pinnacle of time keeping technology. Since developing the world’s first quartz wrist watch in 1969, called the ‘Astron’, the Japanese watch maker has continued their pioneering legacy. In 2012, Seiko released the ground-breaking Astron GSP Solar Series. In a world first, the watch requires only the power of light to connect to the GPS network and with just the touch of a button, seamlessly adjusts to the relevant time zone. In 2014, Seiko has further revolutionised the Astron GPS Solar series with a host of innovative new features that truly puts the watch in a class of its own.
WHAT IS SEIKO ASTRON GPS SOLAR?
GPS Solar System
The Astron GPS Solar gains all the energy it needs by simply being exposed to a light source, meaning there is no need to ever change a battery. By pressing just one button, the watch receives precise location updates from a minimum of 4 GPS satellites orbiting the earth and automatically adjusts to the corresponding date and time zone. Daily signal checks also give atomic-clock-like time keeping accuracy.
The new 2014 Astron GPS Solar is an incredible 30% smaller than its 2012 predecessor, due to new energy-saving technology that has considerably reduced the size of the GPS antenna. Despite the reduction in size, the watch features a new 6 hour chronograph in 1/5 second increments. All other features, including the perpetual calendar accurate to February 2100, Daylight Saving Time selection and in flight mode, remain.
Novak Djokovic LE Series
Available from November 2014, the Novak Djokovic Limited Edition features a stainless steel case with rose gold coating and a black ceramic bezel. Only 2,500 will be produced and each time piece will be individually numbered and fitted with an extra strength silicon strap. The case back is laser engraved with Novak’s name and signature to nicely complement the extensive Astron GPS Solar family.
The 2014 flagship edition, limited to just 7,000 watches, adds further unique elements to the already impressive Astron range. On top of the black ceramic bezel with 12 specially cut facets, a crown with special “lighter cut” and a distinctive white dial, all watches feature a laser marked GPS SOLAR logo and an individual serial number engraved on the back. The special gift box with an additional crocodile leather strap completes the stylish limited edition.