The Seiko Astron GPS Solar has been a tremendous success. With a ton of great models to choose from, we were lucky enough to get a little more variety for our line up this holiday season. Four new models have landed here at AZ Fine Time. Three of which are typically only sold on the Japanese domestic market, one which is not even sold in Japan. All of these models are in incredibly small supply and will only be available this one time.
The SAST017 is a variation with black ceramic bezel, balck ceramic center links and rose gold accents on the dial. The home time sub dial at the 6:00 has a rose gold accented ring around it, the inner bezel with difference from UTC is in a rose gold type color and the mode indication highlighted in the same tone. The hands are also rose gold plated, which is hard to see in the picture above.
The SAST019 is identical with blue accents in place around the home time sub dial. This model does have a blue ceramic bezel with blue center links, but also has blue plating on the crown and pushers.
The next two in our special allotment are in stainless steel cases, with stainless steel bracelets. This is the 1st time we are seeing any Astron models in steel, with the matching bracelet. Currently, the US line up is only stainless steel with the silicone strap, so it is nice to see something with a little more heft to it.
The final piece in the line up is the SAST023. This model, is not normally available in the US market, but also not a part of the Japanese market line up. Not sure which market it is made for, but am guessing it is for the UK or other parts of the Asian market. This model has the blue engraved bezel, with beautiful electric yellow second hand.
The 7×52 is the worlds 1st truly global movement, which recognizes all 39 timezones.
The use of an in house developed low powered GPS receiver, ring shaped antenna (found under the ceramic bezel) and a smart sensor all contribute to making the Astron so special.
The MSRP on the SAST017 and SAST019 is $2,650. The steel SAST021 and SAST023 both retail at $2,350. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-486-3996 or submit an inquiry through AZFineTime.com.
Also, don’t forget… The Grand Seiko Roadshow is this coming Friday from 3-7pm! If you cannot attend, you will be able to view the event live or recorded on the homepage if AZFineTime.com starting at the same time as the event through the weekend! Get your watch box autographed by master watchmaker Junya Kamijo for orders placed during the event. We’ll also be hosting an event for Seiko Astron at the same time. Purchases made during the event will get autographed boxes by the President of Seiko USA, Mr. Yosh Kawada!
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