The New Seiko Astron Takes You to the Stars

GPS-enabled with dual-time functions.

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Ever since the launch of the collection more than half a century ago, the Seiko Astron has long been affiliated with jetsetters and the skies. With the advent of GPS technology integrated into something as compact as a wristwatch, the lineup pushed its boundaries even further, moving into space. Now, to pay tribute to these monumental achievements, Japan’s biggest watchmaker is releasing two new models that take you to the stars.

With two color options to choose from — the SBXC077 and the SBXC079 — both variations come equipped with a new dial design resembling a starlit sky. The former takes on a deep blue night sky-inspired look, while the latter offers a deep green option paired with a blacked-out dial. Both models feature ceramic bezels as well as all the goodness Astrons are now known for, including GPS technology that can automatically sync your time zone to your current location, a dual-time function, support for Daylight Savings Time, and battery life that can last you up to six months.

For those interested, the two new Seiko Astron watches will be available for $2,200 USD. Head over to the Japanese watchmaker’s website to learn more.

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