It’s safe to say that the Seiko Astron watch line is one of the coolest watches on the planet.
Recently featured in our 8 Spaced Themed Watches That Are Out Of This World, the Seiko Astron is accurate to one second every 100,000 years. How? Thanks to the atomic clocks in every satellite around the world.
The world’s first GPS watch, this piece remains accurate even while on the move across borders and it’s calendar will not need to be manually adjusted until February 28, 2100. It’s safe to say that you’re more likely to breakdown before this watch ever does.
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This stunning timepiece pairs a pink ion-plated steel case with a black silicon strap with a buckle closure.
The lugs, pushers and crown have the same color as the case. Shown on the black dial are luminous, sword-shaped hands; applied hour markers; white minute indices; 24-hour sub-dial outlined in rose gold tone; and a rectangular date window.
Situated at the 10 o’clock position is a GPS signal reception indicator. The SAS032J1 features a world time function for 39 time zones, as demonstrated by the UTC hour marks and city names bordering the rim. The dial is enclosed by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, held in place by a silver-hued bezel.
With a black ensemble and a robust construction, the SSE031’s appearance is unmistakably masculine.
It boasts of chronograph, calendar, world time and DST functions, in addition to having a magnetic resistance rating of 4,800 A/m and being water resistant to 100 meters. Its case and bracelet are both fabricated from ion-plated stainless steel.
The dial is covered by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal lens, through which the various components of the analog display can be seen. Aside from the time markers and hands, there are 3 sub-dials, a date window, daylight savings time indicator, signal reception result indicator, and a world time display.
Rimming the dial is a bezel with a tachymeter scale etched on its surface.
The SSE022J1 has a round, rose gold tone stainless steel case that houses the GPS-controlled watch mechanism.
It is attached to a black, textured silicone strap fastened with a deployment buckle. The black dial contains accents in silver and rose gold tones, exhibited by the time indices, central hands, chronograph sub-dials, date and world time displays, as well as the signal reception, DST and power reserve indicators.
Surrounding the dial is a bezel crafted from black ceramic, with a tachymeter scale shown on its surface.
Similar to the other Seiko Astron watches, this watch’s timekeeping function is controlled by a GPS signal.
However, while some models make use of stainless steel in constructing the case and bracelet, the SBXA003 utilizes lightweight titanium. Prominently displayed against the black background of the dial are applied hour markers and sword-shaped hands.
A sub-dial situated at the 6 o’clock position serves as a 24-hour time display while a rectangular aperture at the 3 o’clock position indicates the date. Indicators for the power save and DST functions, as well as the signal reception result are found at the 10 clock position. The markings that border the edge, consisting of UTC hours and abbreviated city names, enable the wearer to determine the time in 39 other time zones around the world.
The dial is protected by a scratch-proof and anti-reflective sapphire crystal window, held in place by a black ceramic bezel.
The SSE003J1’s design features a titanium case and link-style bracelet.
The usability of the timepiece is evident on the analog display, which exhibits various components that perform different functions.
In addition to the indices and hands that register the accurate time, there are timer sub-dials, a date display, a world time display, and a DST indicator.
This timepiece has a water resistance rating of 10 ATM and is suitable for swimming and snorkeling.
This timepiece has an eye-catching watch face, owing to the bright blue hour markers that are displayed against a black background.
Other features found on the dial include minute indices, luminous hands, date window, chronograph subdials, world time display, and indicators for the DST and power saving functions.
Surrounding the dial is a black-colored bezel, exhibiting a tachymeter scale.
This oversized, hi-performance timepiece boasts of a perpetual calendar, 39-time zone world time function, a daylight savings time function, and a 10-ATM water resistance rating.
Its casual design is also very eye-catching, pairing a black stainless steel case with a black silicone strap.
The black dial contains white, silver tone and bright blue accents, shown by the time markers, central hands, 24-hour sub-dial, date display, and world time display; including the DST and signal reception indicators.
Protecting the dial is a sapphire crystal lens that has been coated with anti-reflective material.