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50 Brands of Basel: Seiko Prospex and Grand Seiko

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Seiko’s sports watch brand Prospex will see the introduction of a new watch that would seem to offer modern adventurers every function they could possibly need to keep themselves on course.

The new Prospex Radio Sync Solar World Time Chronograph boasts the accuracy of an atomic clock – or one second every 100,000 years – whilst never requiring a battery change courtesy of its solar cells.

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Three new models within this new collection will automatically sync themselves with atomic clock radio broadcasts up to three times a day. The watch also features a 25-city world time function and chronograph.

Seiko’s new caliber 8B92 can receive these time signals across a much wider geographic area than ever before, delivering greatly enhanced coverage in Europe and China, as well as throughout the USA and Japan. A manual sync can also be achieved with a single button press.

Aimed at pilots, the Prospex Radio Sync Solar World Time Chronograph also features a rotary slide rule on the rotating bezel for easy calculations and conversion of distance, fuel load, weight and speed.

Grand Seiko has also revealed details of a limited edition timepiece based on its sensational 9F thermo-compensated quartz calibre.

The SBGV019G will be limited to just 500 pieces and is one of the few quartz watches to feature a sapphire crystal caseback, which affords the wearer a view of the immaculately finished quartz calibre inside.

The Grand Seiko will be priced at £2,500.

Tags : 9f quartzchronographgrand seikoprospexradio controlledSeikosolar poweredthermocompensatedworld time
James Buttery

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