Seiko is marking 25 years of its use of kinetic energy in watches with its anniversary models.
The collection is also in honour of the 100 year anniversary of Seiko’s watchmaking and the launch of its first wristwatch, called the Laurel. Twenty-five-years old, Seiko’s kinetic technology converts kinetic energy into power to drive an electronic movement. A motion-powered watch, it delivers one-second-a-day precision and means that a battery change is never required.
Marking the brand’s anniversary, Seiko has introduced a number of anniversary models, including the Seiko Premier Anniversary model, which incorporates the Kinetic Direct Drive calibre.
The rotor powers the watch as the wearer moves but the timepiece can also be powered by turning the crown. When this is done, the power reserve changes function to become a real-time indicator of the energy imparted to the watch through the winding of the crown. The newly re-sculptured Premier case gives the timepiece some extra flair in the style stakes.
Seiko has also created a Sportura Anniversary model and a Seiko Velatura model.