These bold looking watches were designed in the authentic style of the Arctura Collection. Combining natural shapes with a futuristic design, Seiko Arctura Alarm Chronographs reflect what the Japanese watchmaker does best. Great functionality and modern appealing look is something that could be an important element of dynamic men’s everyday.
A unique design that follows the arc of nature and the robustness make this watch striking and attractive on a man’s wrist. Made of polished stainless steel, 45 mm case (10 mm thick) looks nice with both, a steel bracelet and a urethane band. Each combination is created in order to emphasize the dial that comes with three sub-dials and distinctive triangular hour markers. Chronograph counters measure elapsed time up to 60 minutes, in 1/5 second increments, allowing split-time measurements.
The alarm sub-dial is located at the 6 o’clock position. Inside it, there is a small date window. Alarm can be set to ring once per 12 hours, for 20 seconds before it stops. Luminescent indices and hands are protected from reflection with a sapphire crystal coating. Chronographs and alarm can be adjusted and stopped by two push buttons, nicely integrated into the case.
A high quality quartz movement tracks time with accuracy of +/- 15 seconds per month, which is the standard for Seiko’s quartz technology. This sporty watch can be used in water, up to 100 meters (330 feet), which is solid resistance, insured by a tough construction and a screw caseback.
There are six variations of Seiko Arctura Alarm Chronograph timepiece. I recommend a boldly black model SNAD11P1 that is crafted in hard coating stainless steel, matching a steel bracelet with three fold clasps and a push button release. A nice contrast among the black dial and luminescent white hands and markers provides great readability, while white frames emphasize two central sub-dials.
The Japanese watchmaker also created two silver models in stainless steel, with either a black or silver dial. Three models are available with black urethane bands. The most striking is the one with a gold-color plated case and a bezel (SNAD10P1). This combination of colors and design is also used for Arctura Kinetic Chronograph (read our review). Its most striking part is the nicely designed dial, featuring a gold-color ring that separates a minute track from the central black pattern. Finally, raised hour indices and sub-dials, also framed with gold-color rings, show the high level of attention that the Japanese watchmaker has given to details.