Seiko Honors Its 1969 Astron With 4 Titanium-Cased Solar GPS Chronographs

Though it’s one of the Japanese horological outfit’s lesser-known sub-brands, Seiko first introduced its original Quartz Astron watch back in 1969. In 2019, Seiko celebrated the 50th anniversary of the inaugural Astron with the release of a modern GPS Solar Chronograph that paid homage to the Quartz-powered timepiece from ’69, with several nods to the original in the form of a thin bezel, wide case lugs, and unique curved silhouette case. And Seiko is once again returning to its Astron range for 2020 via the introduction of four new models.

Each of the four new Seiko Astron 5X53 Dual-Time Sport Titanium chronographs feature 42mm cases crafted from titanium and 5X53 movements that rely on solar power and GPS network connectivity to ensure precise timekeeping. Complimented by sleek, low-profile chrono-pushers, the dial sports a modern layout with bold indices and sharp-looking, blade-like hands. Water-resistant to 200m, the new 5X53 Dual-Time Sport is available in four versions: a silver dial; a black dial; an all-black version (with knurled pushers); and a limited-to-2000 green dial-spec decorated with gold accents and dark green pushers. Scheduled for a release in June and July of 2020, pricing for this collection starts at $2,860 and goes up to $3,080.

Purchase: $2,860+