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Oct 20

Seiko Velatura Kinetic Direct Drive

        According to the official story of this Japanese brand -A Journey in Time: the Remarkable Story of Seiko, the legend of this watch-maker dates back to the 1881, when Kintaro Hattori created a fine watches and jewelry shop, then, 11 years later he started to manufacture and sell clocks under the name of Seikosha an name derived from the Japanese word which is usually translated as minute, success or exquisite, but, the first watch produced under the Seiko label was launched in 1924 and, ever since Seiko recorded a rapid growth, remaining forever carved in the history of Haute Horology as the first brand in history that produced quartz watches and, later on which patented the quartz chronograph.

        Notoriously accepted as a first class watch-making brand defined by unmatched timekeeping accuracy and bold innovative spirit, Seiko developed a close intertwining with the exciting and dynamic world of sports, which always demanded a trustworthy timekeeper of ultimate precision, which can capture the smallest time intervals, therefore Seiko has been elected as the timekeeper of major international events as the Olympics or FIFA World Cup.

        Characterized by its dedication to continually improving the mechanisms and design of its watches, Seiko recently introduced another coveted watches line: Seiko Velatura watch collection, a self-powered Kinetic watches line, that have, incorporated in their quartz movements, a mechanical winder which helps to preserve the energy, their ingenious incorporated systems fructifies the amount of kinetic energy released by the wearer’s arm movements, and due to the high-technology implemented by the Japanese manufacturer the energy released is enough to power a the battery unlike, in the case of automatic watches where it only powers the main spring.

        Seiko Velatura watch collection was enriched by 11 new marine-themed models, all of them equipped with kinetic quartz movements. Two of the new models are dedicated to the adrenalin-inflicting yacht-racing highly dynamic world, and they are equipped with one-of-a-kind functions extremely useful during a nautical motor-sports competition- the countdown function and stopwatch combination.

        Incorporating the innovative Seiko Kinetic Direct Drive technology, Seiko Velatura watch collection provide extremely fast charging which can be followed through the gauge revs indicator which also shows how much energy accumulated after the winding cessation.

        The clean, sporty design of this Seiko Velatura line emanates power and masculinity, featuring unadorned dials defined by optimal time legibility, they feature appliquéd hour indices and diamond-shaped hour hands with luminescent coating, and also they feature sapphire crystal which received anti-glare treatment. A sober combination of style and Japanese latest technology the models come accompanied by a price tag ranging from $845.00 to $1,200.00.


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