Seiko has announced that it is further expanding its line-up with new Seiko Astron GPS Solar 5X watches. These exciting models offer innovative updates on previous versions. They come in an exciting range of colours, ensuring that there is a perfect watch for every collector and every taste. These new watches have all of the well-loved features of the classic Astron, but the new and modernised appearance will ensure that they appeal to a new audience. If you are searching for a new timepiece, keep reading for more information about the new Seiko Astron GPS Solar 5X watches.
The Limited Edition Seiko Astron “Supernova” GPS Solar 5X SSH123J1
This model stands out from the others in this launch as it is a limited edition model. The watch is limited to just 1500 pieces worldwide, making it a very desirable and collectable choice for fans of the Seiko brand. This watch was created to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Astron. This momentous occasion is a huge reason to celebrate and this sparkling timepiece is the perfect way to mark it.
This unique watch exhibits a deep purple glitter graduation dial in a “Supernova” effect. This sparkling dial is a rare design from Seiko, making it a brilliant collector’s item. The dial is adorned with three sub-dials alongside a date aperture and black hands and indices. A black solid ceramic bezel frames this dial and a black titanium case surrounds it. These materials give the timepiece a good level of durability whilst remaining lightweight. The quartz solar movement that powers the watch is housed safely within this case. This timepiece is completed with a black ceramic bracelet.
The Core Watches
If you are searching for a more subtle and classic design, then one of the other three timepieces in this launch may be more to your taste. The watch is available with a silver dial (SSH117J1), a black dial (SSH119J1) and a blue dial (SSH121J1) design. Each model features three sub-dials in contrasting colours or textures to ensure they stand out from their backdrop. Additionally, the hands and indices of each watch are coated with Lumibrite to ensure they can be seen in the dark. The dial of each model is protected by a sapphire crystal that has been treated with a super clear coating.
A ceramic bezel frames each dial. The bezel is decorated with the abbreviations of major cities to emphasise the GPS features of this model. The watch is powered by light and can adjust to the correct time anywhere using satellite technology. To improve on previous models, every component of the watches has been re-engineered to make them faster and more intuitive. The watches feature a perpetual calendar and are capable of advancing the 14 hours from Tokyo to New York time in just 3 seconds.
Each of the new models features a titanium case. The silver and black dial models both feature a silver-toned case whereas the blue dial model features a black titanium case for a bolder look. The case of each watch measures 43.1mm in diameter and 12.22mm in depth. Each watch is finished with a titanium bracelet in a shade that perfectly matches its case. This creates an elegant and cohesive look. The watches are all water resistant up to 10 bar, making them a practical choice for everyday wear.
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