Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Giugiaro Design Limited Edition
Seiko unveils a new edition of its Astron GPS Solar, created in partnership with Giugiaro Design.
The new edition of Seiko Astron GPS Solar incorporates the 8X caliber, first shown in Baselworld 2014. The watch is the ideal sports watch for the global traveller. It adjusts at the touch of one button to your time zone and features a 6-hour chronograph of high precision*. The advanced exterior design complements the high technology within. A sleek lightweight titanium case encloses a high-legibility dial whose newly-designed Arabic figures and color accents add the flair and sporty style that the global traveller will prize. The case back is sculpted into the shape of a sports car wheel and carries the marking “Giugiaro Design Limited Edition” and the watch’s individual serial number.
Each watch comes with a titanium bracelet with ceramic insets and a separate leather strap so that you can change the appearance of the watch at will. The UTC time zones are marked on the interior dial ring, while the bezel is a tachymeter for the instant calculation of speed. Global precision meets motor sport design in this avant-garde creation.
Seiko first commissioned Giorgetto Giugiaro in the early 1980’s to create a design for the recently launched world’s first analogue quartz chronograph. The partnership flourished, resulting in a series of four designs, two analogue and two digital, that were immediate and lasting successes when they were launched in 1983. A decade later, the collaboration was renewed with the creation of the Macchina Sportiva collection, released in 1996. As with the first series, Macchina Sportiva was designed with motor sport as its inspiration. It, too, was a global success and is today prized by motor sport fans and watch collectors alike.
Astron GPS Solar Chronograph, styled by Giugiaro Design is offered in a limited edition of 5,000. It will be released in the summer, along with six other new Astron Chronograph models. With these new creations, the Astron chronograph collection embraces a full range of tastes, from luxurious leather strap models to rugged designs built for sports.
The history of Seiko is a more than 130 year story of innovation. From the very start, Kintaro Hattori was determined to be at the forefront of the industry and his oft-repeated credo was that Seiko should be “Always one step ahead of the rest.”Find out more
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