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Sep 23

Seiko Ananta Spring Drive

       One of the most fascinating success stories of the elitist world of today Haute Horology, labeled by the brand’s official website, as an impressive journey in time, Seiko owes its existence to an enthusiast watchmaker, Kintarō Hattori, who in 1881, opened his small jewelry and watches store.

       However, it wasn’t until 1892, that he started to produce and sell, high-quality timepieces in his own workshops under the name Seikōsha, a derived from the Japanese word, that means, depending on the context, success, exquisite or minute.

       Nevertheless in the 1920’s, Seikōsha grew into Seiko a much respected watch-making powerhouse of the day, which entered in the history of the fine watchmaking industry, with the creation of the world’s first producer of quartz watches, and as the brand that patented the quartz chronograph.

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       Especially conceived to be a perfect timekeeping companion for a charismatic modern man, with an active life-style, the sporty Seiko Ananta Spring Drive Watch incorporates a revolutionary new system, which ensures the 1-second per day accuracy and one-of-a-kind glide-motion hands.

       The timepiece features a sturdy stainless steel case, measuring 43 mm in diameter, which demonstrates a nice satin-polished finish, and which incorporates a black PVD-coated bezel, with 24-hour markings, a fluted crown and mineral crystal exhibition case-back, which allows a curious eye to peek at the delicate dance of the watch’s movement. Furthermore, the robust architecture of the case ensures the advantage of 100-meter water resistance, which makes the timepiece suitable for swimming snorkeling and superficial diving.

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       The sporty architecture of the case makes a nice contrast against the minimalist black dial of the watch, which is completed with oversized hour indices, with central luminescent inserts, as well as with sward-shaped hours and minutes hands, also treated with luminescent substances for optimal time legibility. The model ensures traditional central hours, minutes and seconds functions, as well as a central GMT additional hand, a power-reserve indicator, located between 7 and 9 o’clock positions, and a date complication, presented through a small window at 3 o’clock position.

       At the heart of the remarkable Seiko Ananta Spring Drive Watch beats a sophisticated mechanical movement, the 5R66 Caliber, which incorporates 30 jewels and 396 individual parts, and which confers the advantage of a lengthy 72-hour power reserve.

       Moreover, the model embraces the wrist with either a steel bracelet or a more stylish black leather strap, and it will be available for an approximate price around $4,000.00.


 
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