Seiko launched the new Ananta Automatic Chronograph Diving watch, as its leading model in the 130th Anniversary Commemorative Collection. Combining traditional craftsmanship, with the new, extreme durable mechanism, Japanese watchmaker put through the highest performances under the water.
Seiko has a long tradition of making hi-quality watches for divers. Ever since its first diving model was released back in 1965, it has been offering high-end technology that could satisfy both, amateurs and professionals, providing them security and superb durability.
New dive watch brings an extra quality, typical for the Ananta Collection, which has strong roots in the long-lasting tradition of making the Katana swords. This ancient craftsmanship is based on precision, sharp curves and edges and parabolic bends, which all together make a watch more legible.
Each case of Ananta watches has amazingly flat surface. This is result of special process of ‘blade’ polishing, in three stages. Also, the side of case possesses a parabolic curve of Katana.
The Seiko Ananta Automatic Chronograph Diver’s watch features the robust, 44 mm case, made of stainless steel, with a black and rose-tone gold hard coating. It matches the stainless steel bracelet, with black hard coating, which incorporates adjustable three-fold clasp, with secure lock and push button release.
The watch is powered by the 8R39 Caliber Automatic movement (redesigned version of 8R movement), with manual winding capability. It incorporates the new balance spring, made of in-house alloy “SPRON610”, with improved resistance to mechanic shocks and magnetism.
This mechanism has three chronograph functions (12 hours, 30-minutes and 60 seconds counters) and beats with 28,800 vibrations per hour and 45 hours autonomy. Tough materials and durable mechanism guaranty water-resistance up to 200 meters.
To reach required readability, Japanese watchmaker hired Isshu Tamura, a world-famous lacquer artist. He painted and then polished each jet black dial, layer by layer. Covered with an anti-reflective sapphire glass, this dial gives superb legibility in most extreme conditions.
The Seiko Ananta Automatic Chronograph Diver’s watches will be available from the autumn of this year, in the limited edition of 700 pieces. Expected price is around 4.000 euros.