Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Giugiaro Design Limited Edition

Seiko Watch Corporation announces the creation of a new edition of Seiko Astron GPS Solar, created in partnership with Giugiaro Design. The watch incorporates the remarkable 8X caliber, first shown in Baselworld 2014, and is offered in a Limited Edition of 5,000. It will be released in the summer, along with six other new Astron Chronograph models.

The Astron GPS Solar Chronograph is one of the most advanced watch calibers in the world and Giugiaro Design has an unrivalled reputation for avant-garde design in many fields. Built for life in the fast lane, the Astron GPS Solar Chronograph is, first and foremost, 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.

Technical details
Model: Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Giugiaro Design Limited Edition, SSE037

Movement
Caliber Specifications: 8X82, GPS Solar Chronograph
GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
Chronograph up to 6 hours in 1/5 second increments
Perpetual calendar correct to the year 2100
Signal reception result indication
World time (40 time zones), Daylight Saving Time and power save functions
Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (without receiving a time signal and at temperatures between 5℃and 35℃)

Case
Titanium with black-hard coating with ceramic bezel
Sapphire crystal with super-clear coating
Water resistance: 10 Bar. Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 44.6mm, thickness: 13.3mm

Band
Titanium with black-hard coating with white ceramic insets, three-fold clasp with push button release
A separate crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release is included

Retail price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 2,950

Edition
Limited edition of 5,000 pieces

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph - New Versions
In addition to the Giugiaro Design Limited Edition, six new Astron GPS Solar chronographs are added to the collection this spring, in response to ever-increasing demand. Two feature titanium cases with crocodile leather straps, three are in stainless steel with bracelets that feature ceramic inserts, and the last addition is in full stainless steel. 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.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph (SSE023, 025)
Case
Titanium with super-hard coating with ceramic bezel
Sapphire crystal with super-clear coating
Water resistance: 10 Bar. Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 44.6mm, thickness: 13.3mm

Band
Crocodile, three-fold clasp with push button release

Retail Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 2,400

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph (SSE027, 029, 031, 033)

Case
Stainless steel with super-hard coating with ceramic bezel (SSE027, 029, 033)
Stainless steel with black-hard coating with ceramic bezel (SSE031)
Sapphire crystal with super-clear coating
Water resistance: 10 Bar. Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 44.6mm, thickness: 13.3mm

Band
Stainless steel with super-hard coating with ceramic inserts, three-fold clasp with push button release (SSE027, 029)
Stainless steel with black-hard coating with ceramic inserts, three-fold clasp with push button release (SSE031)
Stainless steel with super-hard coating, three-fold clasp with push button release (SSE033)

Retail price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 2,000 (SSE027, 029, 031), Euro 1,900 (SSE033)

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