Seiko has a new and exciting addition to the Astron Collection in the form of a Limited Edition Chronograph, styled by the world renowned Giugiaro Design.
The $4,800 Astron Chronograph is limited to 5,000 pieces worldwide and is available now in store in Surfers Paradise or online here http://www.hsjewellers.com.au/collections/seiko-astron/products/seiko-astron-sse037j
Below is the Press release from Seiko, please note they are referring to summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
An Astron GPS Solar Chronograph, styled by Giugiaro Design
Seiko Watch Corporation is pleased to announce 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.
A perfect match
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. What could be more natural than that these skills should come together to create a very special Limited Edition?
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.
*If there are changes in the region / time zone, manual time zone selection may be required.
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.
Unique Arabic numerals
Case back with individual
This leather strap is also offered in
the presentation case
Seiko and Guigiaro Design. A tradition of legendary chronographs
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.
Maestro of Car and Industrial Design.
View the current collection of Astron here : http://www.hsjewellers.com.au/collections/seiko-astron