Seiko has released a dual time version of its Astron GPS Solar watch aimed at world travellers.
The latest version of the Astron, which is powered by light and calculates its current timezone through GPS satellite positioning, sees the implementation of the third calibre in the Astron collection, which was revived in 2012.
The Seiko Astron Dual-Time adds a 12-hour register at the six o’clock position with separate am/pm indicator to display a home time, allowing the wearer to simultaneously know the time at home and in situ.
At the press of a button, the Astron Dual-Time will connect to the GPS network with the seconds hand indicating how many satellites it can establish a connection with. The Astron uses a unique ring antenna system situated under the chapter ring for enhanced reception.
Current day and date are also displayed on separate registers. The date will be correct until 28th February 2100 thanks to the Astron’s Perpetual Calendar.
Eight distinctive models of the Astron Dual-Time have been created , five in titanium and three in steel, which will be available in September, including a limited edition variant with mother of pearl dial.