Seiko Astron GPS Solar 5X53 Dual-Time Sport Titanium (Price, Pictures and Specifications)
Since 2012, Seiko Astron has led the world in GPS Solar technology. Today, the Astron GPS Solar collection includes a wide range of styles, designs and calibers, all of which offer atomic-clock precision and exceptional ease of use. By connecting to the GPS network, every Astron watch adjusts at the touch of a button to your time zone (If there are changes in the region / time zone / DST, manual selection may be required) and, by taking all the energy it needs from light alone, never needs a battery change.
In 2019, a new design was released which paid homage to the original 1969 Quartz Astron with its curved silhouette case, wide case lugs and thin bezel. It was powered by Seiko’s most advanced and slimmest GPS Solar caliber, 5X53 Dual-Time.
This 5X53 collection is expanded with a new series of four watches with cases and bracelets in titanium, the first of which has an exquisite green dial and is offered as a limited edition. It will be available from June 2020 at Seiko Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide while the other three will join the permanent Astron collection a month later.
Thanks to the light, robust and scratch resistant nature of titanium which delivers enhanced comfort on the wrist and the watches’ 20 bar water resistance, the new series is perfect for every type of lifestyle and situation.
When time zone adjustment is required, all it takes is a simple push of a single button and the hands move faster than ever to the exact local time including Daylight Saving Time (If the time zone adjustment is successful, the watch will display local Daylight Saving Time wherever this is in operation), thanks to the system that moves each hand independently.
The wearer is also able to change the main time display instantly from home to local time and vice versa. In addition, it connects up to twice a day to the GPS network to maintain its precision (When the dial detects sunlight, the watch connects to the GPS satellite network and adjusts automatically to the correct time. If the watch is hidden from light, it remembers the time of its last successful manual connection and attempts to receive the GPS signal again at that same time) anywhere in the world. So, in terms of both design and function, this new titanium series is easy to wear and to enjoy, day or night, at home or abroad, in the office or on the beach.
The creation with the black case utilizes a matte-finished dial with a unique pattern, giving this creation a unique sports feel. The wide, black hour markers hold sufficient LumiBrite to maintain high legibility even in darkness.
The green dial version features also has a green ceramic bezel. The gold accent of the design adds a special elegance to the watch’s overall sport character. It is offered as a limited edition of 2,000.
Seiko Astron GPS Solar 5X53 Dual-Time Sport Titanium
Reference: SSH063; SSH067; SSH069; SSH071
· Caliber 5X53
· GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
· Dual-Time with AM/PM indication
· Perpetual calendar corrects to February 2100
· Automatic DST adjustment function
· High speed time zone adjustment
· Time transfer function
· Signal reception result indication
· World time function (39 time zones)
· Power save function
· Accuracy: +/–15 seconds per month (without receiving a GPS signal and at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C)
· Titanium case and bracelet with super-hard coating (SSH063, 067, 071)
· Titanium case and bracelet with super-hard black coating (SSH069)
· Easy adjust three-fold clasp with push button release
· Ceramic bezel (SSH071)
· Dual-curved sapphire crystal with super-clear coating
· Water resistance: 20 bars
· Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
· Diameter: 42.8mm
· Thickness: 14.7mm (SSH063, 067, 069), 14.9mm (SSH071)
· Limited edition of 2,000 (SSH071)
The prices for the Seiko Astron GPS Solar 5X53 Dual-Time Sport Titanium are:
· €2,600 (SSH063, 067)
· €2,800 (SSH069, 071)