mastermind JAPAN joins Seiko for a limited blacked-out version of the Astron watch. Originally introduced in 2012, the Astron watch packs a lot of Seiko’s tech which advances the function and accuracy of the timepiece.
Featuring functions like Solar GPS satellite radio wave correction, a perpetual calendar, 39 time zones, a power saving mode, a power reserve display, and a “time transfer function,” you’re left with a highly-accurate watch that can last 2 years on a single charge, and will not require a calendar adjustment until the year 2100. You can also jump between time zones with the push of a button, both the home time and local time can be easily read via the sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position.
Solidifying this as a mastermind JAPAN collab is the blacked-out coating, SKULL-branded silicone and stainless strap, co-branded caseback, and further skill motifs on the dial and crown. A nice hidden detail can be found at the UTC-9 location where Tokyo’s city code (TYO) has been replaced with “JPN” as a nod towards mastermind JAPAN. Limited to 150 pieces, the mastermind JAPAN x Seiko Astron watch goes on sale on October 26 for a price of ¥670,000 JPY (approximately $6,180 USD). For more info on the specs of the watch, head over the Seiko’s dedicated MMJ site.