THE FIRST ASTRONIt is no exaggeration to say that the Seiko Quartz Astron, released December 25, 1969, was a wristwatch that changed the world of timekeeping forever. With 100 times the accuracy of a standard mechanical watch, it was the timepiece that began the democratization of the quartz movement which would eventually bring accurate timekeeping within the reach of all.
50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST QUARTZ WATCHIn 2019, to celebrate this milestone Seiko pushed the boundaries of effortless timekeeping further with the Astron GPS Solar 5X series, offering GPS controlled designs for the utmost in accuracy from place to place and moment to moment. With high-speed time-zone adjustment across 39 time zones and automatic daylight saving adjustment, plus a unique time-transfer function, the new models paid homage to the design of the 1969 Quartz Astron with curved silhouettes, wider case lugs and smoothly curving thin bezels.
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE RESTProviding the maximum of performance for those on the go, the newest Astrons are crafted of light and durable titanium, more versatile and lasting than stainless steel. The result is a timepiece that, like its inspiration, offers the utmost in wearability and accuracy for the world of today.