Seiko has been in the business of innovative watchmaking since 1881. With years of experience under its belt, Seiko has managed to build watches that are both futuristic and retain the traditionality of watchmaking. It was on Christmas Eve of 1969 that Seiko decided to reshape the watchmaking world by releasing the world’s first quartz watch, the Seiko Quartz Astron. Since the launch of the first quartz watch, the Seiko Astron collection has developed itself into a much more robust and innovative collection.
Timekeeping is an art that is best tasted when accurate. This goes well with the Seiko Astron, a timepiece that is fitted with a GPS module. The GPS module inside these watches provides the timepieces under the collection with accurate time and can adjust itself according to the location of the wearer with just a push of a button. Apart from the GPS module, the timepieces are powered by solar power. Also dubbed as the world’s first GPS Solar watch, the Seiko Astron is a very different approach towards being a world timer. The Astron is also fitted with three sub-dials featuring either chronographs or various functions such as day/date, power reserve, and second-time zone.
In the world of unique timepieces, Seiko is in a habit of launching limited edition timepieces. Inside the Astron collection, there are timepieces that celebrate the legacy of both the brand and the watch. Such as the Seiko Astron Kintaro Hattori 160th Limited Edition watch is a brilliant tribute to the founder of the company. Another timepiece celebrating the launch of the first Astron is the Seiko Quartz Astron 50th Limited Edition.