Seiko Upgrades Astron GPS Solar Travel Watch With Titanium Version
The famed watchmaker is taking its signature travel watch to the next level with a new 5X53 Dual-Time movement.
Seiko’s Astron GPS line of watches already moves at the speed of light in terms of functional style for world travelers, and to celebrate a decade of sporty watchmaking, the style is getting a major update. The newest edition of the Seiko Astron GPS boasts an all-new design with titanium construction, to boot.
The result is an even more slimmed-down, sleek yet rugged timepiece that keeps you up to date anywhere on the planet. The secret is the remarkable 5X53 Dual-Time movement, which tracks time with the push of a button. Wherever you go, the watch checks in with GPS twice a day to set the watch to the correct time.
It’s an innovative bit of tech-savvy watchmaking that works perfectly for the lover of luxury watches who prefers day-to-night style and utility. It joins the brand’s full line of durable, hard-wearing and eye-catching timepieces, like the updated 2022 Seiko Prospex offering.
The famed watchmaker calls the Seiko Astron GPS the “most advanced in history,” and its got the specs to match. The matching titanium bracelet is bolstered by a titanium case with a coating that resists scratches, and the movement itself is the company’s slimmest and of course, most advanced.
The result is a highly effective, rugged watch with a nicely sized 42.7mm case diameter. It’s the sort of timepiece that wouldn’t look out of place alongside your most useful travel pieces: A Harrington jacket, stretch chinos and clean, crisp white sneakers, for instance.
The Seiko Astron GPS comes in four new models, with the most versatile being the SSH111, blending a sleek black dial and bezel with that stainless steel bracelet.
The Seiko Astron GPS SSH109 updates the dial and bezel in steely blue for a nice bit of contrast, too. The most impressive of the four new models, though? The limited-edition, ghostly white Seiko SSH113, pared down to a run of just 1,500 models and priced more than agreeably at $2,500.
The three sub-dials on each model set the revamped Seiko Astron GPS apart even further, with design details including a 24-hour small sub-dial, a “day of the week” sub-dial and a setting that even allows the watch to use GPS to indicate you’re on the move and in flight.
No matter the option you select, the latest and greatest Seiko Astron GPS is the perfect blend of utilitarian style and long-lasting durability: When fully charged, the watch can operate for up to 6 months.
Taken altogether — and including the accessible price point of $2,500 for each model — it’s a downright steal you need on your wrist. Pre-order it now ahead of the July launch, then get ready to take to the skies.