Watches are instruments of time. This is a fundamental and inescapable fact. It is, however, a question of how they choose to display that time that differentiates them from one another. Innovation is of paramount importance when it comes to standing out from the incredibly competitive watchmaking crowd and this is something that the good chaps at Seiko are only too aware of and hence their stunning Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch was born.
This exceptional timepiece is definitely one to keep an eye on and it is billed as the world’s first watch which has the capability to recognise all 39 of the world’s time zones simultaneously. You may wonder how a watch has the wherewithal to be able to accomplish this seemingly impossible objective but the answer is actually devilishly simple. The Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch taps into the global network of GPS satellites and is consequently capable of providing a real-time overview of the time in any of the world’s time zones. What this means in practice for you is that if, for example, you hopped on a plane to Los Angeles from London, your Seiko Astron GPS watch would automatically pick up when you enter a new time zone as you cross the Atlantic and adjust the time of your watch accordingly at the mere touch of a button. A mightily impressive trait which is currently unique to this rather spiffing Seiko. Take a look at this colossal watch for yourself below:
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more impressive set of features on a timepiece than that which are evident with the Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch. Just a few of the more eye catching of the characteristics to be found on this exemplary timepiece include an incredibly accurate solar powered quartz movement, a 100m water resistance, 48mm stainless steel case and sapphire crystal scratch-resistant glass front. This superb timepiece has been released to celebrate 100 years of watchmaking from Seiko and it does a fine job of benchmarking this impressive feat. It is also available in a limited edition titanium version that is limited to just 5000 pieces and is in tribute to Seiko’s founder, Kintaro Hattori.
Get your hands on this top notch timepiece over at Seiko. Price – £1,500-2,200 (Approx).