160th Anniversary of Kintaro Hattori SSH073J #0472/2500

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Seiko’s 2020 arsenal of new watches has yet another devastatingly attractive addition in the Seiko Astron SSH073J. The watch honors Seiko’s original founder (who passed away in the mid-1930s), the Tokyo-born Mr. Kintaro Hattori. This time piece marks one of the greatest anniversaries, not only in Seiko history, but also global watch making.

The Astron GPS Solar watches (as the name implies) contain in-house made and developed quartz watches that receive signals from global positioning system satellites in order to update the time and date. The movements are also solar-powered. The most recent versions of the Seiko Astron GPS Solar watches are those in the Astron GPS Solar 5X collection, which includes the limited edition reference SSH073 Seiko Astron GPS Solar Kintaro Hattori 160th Anniversary Limited Edition.

When we say devastatingly attractive, we mean it. It’s hard to think of a cleaner execution of the Astron, and the colour scheme? A symphony of black and gold in a glittering array of finishing's, continuing right around to the case back, a constant reminder that you are one of not too many at all. Limited to only 2,500 pieces worldwide.

This limited edition is all about tough stealth, and the lightness of the case is yet another important part of the cutting-edge technology that extends to materiality. The battle-ready black case is made from titanium and ceramic, the tough-looking bracelet from titanium with a triple folding clasp and, for this edition, an additional crocodile leather strap

Did you know the Seiko Astron will automatically configure the time to your pinpoint location by connecting to 4 or more satellites, allowing you to always be living in the moment? The hour, minute and seconds hand move instantaneously and independently, for 39 time zones. Not to mention the perpetual calendar, set to February the 28th 2100.

SSH073J now on sale, CLICK HERE to view.

Hear more about this magnificent time piece from our friends at Time and Tide - CLICK HERE

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  • Michael Haines