Precision and reliability are, above all else, qualities all pilots need from the watches that they take with them into the skies. The new Prospex Radio Sync Solar World Time Chronograph from Seiko offers a precision of one second every 100,000 years and the reliability of a solar powered caliber that needs a battery change. And therefore, a new standard in watches for pilots is set.
The Prospex-line was launched internationally in 2014 and has already established a reputation as a leading sports watch that can be trusted in even the most challenging environments.
Three new models are available in this collection and they all feature a new, more powerful radio wave caliber, which can receive time signals across a much wider geographic area than ever before – delivering greatly enhanced coverage in Europe and China, as well as throughout the USA and Japan. When conditions are allow, the time is synchronized automatically, up to three times a day, to the atomic clock signals broadcast in Japan, USA, China and Germany, and, of course, this adjustment can also be done manually, at any time and at the press of a single button.
In addition to radio wave precision, these new creations offer the professional specifications with which Prospex is synonymous, optimized for pilots who fly, professionally or for pleasure, all over the world.
The caliber 8B92 features world time and chronograph functions. It displays 25 time zones and a rotary slide rule on the bezel allows easy calculations and conversation of distance, fuel load, weight and speed.
The exterior design of the watches is also made with the real-life needs of the pilot in mind. The bezel edging is designed to be easy to grip and the top surfaces of the pushers on the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock sides of the case are different, thus minimizing the risk of pressing the wrong button.
Those on the 3 o’clock side control the stopwatch while those on the 9 o’clock side are for the radio sync and the world time functions.
The hands and indices contrast very well with the black dial and are coated with Lumibrite for best legibility in the dark. The Hardlex crystal which protects the dial has an anti-reflective coating also to ensure high legibility at a single glance. The diameter of 47.8 mm of the case helps too.
All three models (with two stainless steel bracelets available in steel and with black hard coating as well as with a calf leather strap while the face of the watch always stays the same) of the Seiko Radio Sync Solar World Time Chronograph will be available in August 2016.