Seiko presents the first Astron GPS Solar watch to combine Dual-Time technology with a chronograph function

For the first time, Seiko is combining Dual-Time technology with a chronograph function with a new watch to celebrate its 100th anniversary

The new movement, Caliber 5X83, powers a limited-edition watch with gold accents that commemorates the 100th anniversary of Seiko and the legacy of the company’s founder, Kintaro Hattori.

The new watch features a sub-dial at 12 o’clock that measures elapsed time in increments of 1/20th of a second.

Thanks to the new movement design, this is the first Seiko Astron to have a sub-dial at the 12 o’clock position.

A sub-dial at the six o’clock position displays the time in a second time zone and becomes a 12-hour counter when the stopwatch function is used.

The chronograph’s use is indicated on the sub-dial at the nine o’clock position, which also displays the charging status, day of the week, and in-flight mode.

The new Caliber 5X83 automatically connects up to twice a day to the GPS network, and connects manually with the simple push of a button, to maintain its precision anywhere in the world.

The time of day displayed on the main dial can be switched with the one on the six o’clock sub-dial by holding down two buttons for three seconds.

The main dial and sub-dial hands move simultaneously, making the time required for the transfer significantly shorter with the new Caliber 5X83 than with Caliber 5X53.

The limited edition’s all-black case and bracelet, sunray-patterned dial, and yellow-gold-colored accents evoke a view of the earth at night as seen from an orbiting satellite, an image that perfectly channels the groundbreaking technology behind Astron GPS Solar.

The two-part bezel consists of a multi-faceted ceramic upper portion and a yellow-gold-colored titanium frame to create a brilliance that further evokes this shimmering night view. Ceramic is also used for the bracelet’s center links and the tip of the crown.

The yellow-gold-colored case back carries company founder Kintaro Hattori’s name and the trademark “S” that he registered in 1900 as a symbol of the Seikosha factory. Just above the trademark appears the phrase that so aptly captured his philosophy for the company.

The watch is offered in a special presentation box with an additional extra-strength silicone strap and a commemorative “S” mark metal pin.

The commemorative timepiece will be available in June 2024 at select Seiko retail partners nationwide as a limited edition of 1,000.