Seiko Watch Corporation has unveiled a new Seiko Astron GPS Solar creation made in partnership with Giugiaro Design.
The watch incorporates the Astron 8X82 chronograph caliber and combines the performance of Seiko’s GPS Solar technology with the Giugiaro design concept that first saw the light of day in 1983 when Seiko’s quartz chronograph was at the cutting edge of watch technology.
It is offered in a limited edition of 3,000 and will be available in July 2017 at leading Seiko retail outlets in selected markets worldwide.
Astron caliber 8X82 is a chronograph that measures elapsed time up to six hours and offers the precision of one second every one hundred thousand years.
In addition and, like all Astron calibers, it delivers the ability to adjust to local time, anywhere in the world, at the touch of a button and using just the power of light.
The case and bracelet are made of titanium with a super-hard black coating that is resistant to scratches and which will preserve the sleek beauty of the watch for as long as it is worn. Durability and legibility are also assured by the super-clear coating on the sapphire crystal.
The design of the new Astron GPS Solar watch pays homage to the legendary watch that housed the world’s first analogue quartz chronograph caliber. This now avidly collected watch was developed by Seiko and Giugiaro Design in 1983.
It was originally designed for motor sport, with the offset case allowing the chronograph buttons to be used with ease, even when travelling at speed on a motor cycle.