What We Want 2015: Seiko
THE POWER OF KINETICS
Seiko’s Kinetic system turns 30 years old next year, and it remains one of the most reliable systems convering movement into electrical power to drive your watch. The Calibre 7D48 movement enable Seiko’s Premier watches to run easily, powered by your body’s movement, and boasts a perpetual calendar accurate up to 28 February 2100.
The Marinemaster by Seiko is the same age as our nation. With five decades of water experience, you can bet it has plenty of endurance. The Prospex Marinemaster Professional comes in titanium, with a Hi-Beat movement, diving rubber strap and a titanium bracelet. Seiko has also coated the hands and markers with a new Lumibrite that glows 60 per cent longer than the past. Only 700 will be produced in this limited edition.
Grand Seiko has been a sweetly kept secret by Seiko corporation until its international release a few years ago. It remains the highlight of Seiko’s fine watchmaking, with a powerful Hi-Beat movement that keeps it precise, a GMT function integrated into the 9S86 movement and continuous hour adjustment along with quick hour changes for travel time zones. The lion roars strongly in this watch.
There’s no need to fumble around with the crown adjustments on this Seiko Astron marvel. The GPS-connected, solar-charged timepiece knows where you are around the world at any one time, and changes the time with just one press of a button. So you’ll always know the local time and your home time. It’s also a perpetual calendar. Oh, did we mention Djokovic’s signature on the case back? Available now in a range of materials and finishes.