In an explosion of colour and iridescence, Japanese watch manufacturer Seiko launches a limited edition Astron GPS Solar watch in celebration of the model’s 10-year anniversary. The Seiko Astron 10th Anniversary Supernova GPS Solar watch not only debuts a radial patterned dial in deep purple but uses Seiko’s latest GPS Solar Calibre 5X53.
If you’re a watch collector and an avid traveller, its likely you already own or have at least heard of the Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch collection. The series was first launched in 2012 and made history as the world’s first GPS solar watch. The design allows travellers to access accurate timekeeping no matter the time zone they land in with just a touch of the button. Additionally, Seiko Astron watches are entirely solar powered meaning you never have to wind a movement or change the battery. With 2022 marking the 10-year anniversary of the model, we’ve seen a number of special edition and limited edition releases added to the collection including model SSH113J1 with its unique striped metal dial. For the final release of the year, Seiko echoes the explosive power of a supernova with the launch of the Seiko Astron 10th Anniversary Supernova GPS Solar Limited Edition watch.
The novelty of the 1,500-piece limited edition Seiko Astron 10th Anniversary Supernova GPS Solar watch is the dial which showcases a burst of purple colour inspired by the explosion of a heavy star – otherwise known as a supernova. A radial pattern is placed on the gradational lamé dial showcasing a light purple hue at the centre which gently darkens at the edges to represent the explosion disappearing into outer space. The display even features tiny specks of white to represent the stars. The hardware on the dial is finished in black with the hands and indexes coated in a layer of Lumibrite to ensure exceptional legibility even in the dark. The Lumibrite is blue so contrasts brilliantly to the rest of the purple and black attire.
As part of the 10-year anniversary of the Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch, the luxury watch brand launched their slimmest and most advanced GPS Solar movement yet: the Calibre 5X53. This movement can also be found within the Seiko Astron 10th Anniversary Supernova GPS Solar Limited Edition providing a mass of incredible functionality. This includes a day display at 3 o’clock, dual-time function, a perpetual calendar to February 28, 2100, a power reserve display, reception result display function, satellite acquisition status display function, time transfer function and a world time function for presenting the time in 39 different time zones. The movement works by connecting up to twice a day to the GPS network to maintain its precision anywhere in the world. It will automatically adjust to Daylight Saving Time, and if you were to cross time zones, you simply press a single button to move the independently driven hour, minute and seconds hand to the correct local time. It is also powered entirely by natural and artificial light
For the case and bracelet, the Seiko Astron 10th Anniversary Supernova GPS Solar watch elects titanium for increased durability and 40% lightness compared to stainless steel. The titanium is coated with a black super-hard treatment for additional scratch resistance. On top, the 43.1mm case presents a black ceramic cover on the bezel adorned with the city names alongside scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass treated to an anti-reflective coating. There’s also a matching black super-hard coated titanium bracelet with a three-fold clasp with push button release and a closed case back allowing for a 100 metre water resistance.
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