The new creations are all made with titanium and feature a faceted construction.
In 2012, Seiko took electronic watchmaking to a new level with the Astron GPS Solar, which
connects to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and adjusts to every time zone* while
generating all the energy it needs from light alone. Today, the Seiko Astron GPS Solar
collection adds four new watches that feature a dynamic and robust design.
This new series includes three watches that will join the main Astron collection, with dials in
blue, grey, and black, and a limited-edition watch with a unique, horizontally-striped design.
All four watches will be available at select retailers nationwide in Summer 2023.
*If there are changes in the region / time zone / DST, manual selection may be required.
All four creations have a diameter of 41.2mm.
The new series has a dynamic presence thanks to the dimensional case and the faceted bezel
with hairline finishing on top, which contrasts with the polished sides. The case lines flow
seamlessly through the lugs to an integrated bracelet that has a sharp design that matches the
angular case to give the watches a refined appearance. This bracelet tapers neatly toward the
clasp, reinforcing its harmonious and graceful look. The titanium case and bracelet have a
scratch-resistant super-hard coating, and thanks to titanium’s light weight and the case’s low
center of gravity, the watches sit comfortably on the wrist.
The grey-dialed version has a rose gold-colored super-hard coating on its bezel
for a distinctive two-tone design.
All four watches feature a dial with a simple design with a single sub-dial at 8 o’clock that
indicates the receiving process of GPS satellites as well as the watch’s charging status, leap
second data receipt, and in-flight mode. Matched to the color of the bezel, the applied indexes
and the hour and minute hands, all filled with Lumibrite, enable easy reading in every viewing
condition. The blue, grey, and black dials feature a pattern that evokes the quartz crystals used
to create the tuning fork-shaped quartz oscillators of the original Quartz Astron introduced by
Seiko in 1969. The Astron name, long associated with accuracy, has been carried on by the
Astron GPS Solar series since 2012.
The hour and minute hands of all the watches are filled with Lumibrite to enhance legibility
in low-light conditions as seen on the creation with a case and bracelet in black.
Each of the new watches is powered by a new GPS Solar movement, Caliber 3X62, whose
enhanced reception of solar signals allowed for greater freedom in design. The watch connects
automatically up to twice a day** to the GPS network to maintain its precision of one second
every 100,000 years.
**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.
The Astron GPS Solar Limited Edition
The limited-edition watch features the same design characteristics as the other three creations
but has a dial with horizontal stripes in alternating shades of grey.
Seiko Astron GPS Solar: SSJ013, SSJ014, SSJ015
Seiko Astron GPS Solar 2023 Limited Edition: SSJ017
GPS-controlled time and time zone adjustment
Perpetual calendar correct to the year 2100
High Speed Time Zone Adjustment
Signal reception result indication
Power save function
Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (without receiving a GPS signal and at temperatures between 5°C and
Titanium case and bracelet with super-hard coating (SSJ013, SSJ014, SSJ017) and black super-hard coating (SSJ015).
Titanium bezel in rose gold-colored super-hard coating (SSJ014)
Easy-adjust three-fold clasp with push button release
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 41.2mm, Thickness: 12.0mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Recommended retail prices : $2,000 (SSJ013, SSJ017), $2,100 (SSJ014), $2,200 (SSJ015)
Limited edition of 1,500 (SSJ017)
For further information
Special web page:
Seiko Astron web page:
Note: The specifications and price information in this release are as of the published date and are subject