Seiko brought together renowned Kinetic technology and the classic design of its leading dress watch collection, to get the Seiko Premier Kinetic Perpetual Calendar watch for men. The Kinetic Perpetual movement has the precision of quartz mechanisms, functionality of mechanical perpetual calendar watches and inexhaustible source of energy from the body motion.
The Seiko Men’s Premier Kinetic Perpetual Calendar watch possesses the classic elegance, adapted to express the nature of modern, highly advanced brand’s technology. Work on the perfect design that would follow hi-end performances, has not been an easy task for the Japanese watchmakers. Kinetic mechanisms are maybe closer to some of Seiko’s sports watch collections – Arctura, Sportura or Velatura, but this has not stopped Seiko to incorporate this amazing technology into the stylish Premier watch line.
The Kinetic Perpetual Calendar movement was introduced for the first time at Baselworld 2005 and it immediately set the highest standard for Perpetual Calendar timepieces. Like every other Kinetic caliber, it provides great accuracy and longevity, thanks to the mechanism which converts kinetic energy from the body movement, to the electrical power that supplies a quartz battery. This means that each motion of a wrist will add a certain amount of energy into the storage unit. With the full charge, this reservoir stores the energy for an amazing 4 years autonomy, when a watch is not worn.
Power Save Mode and Auto-Relay Function
This is possible, thanks to the Power save mode and Auto-relay function. In order to save energy, the first function automatically stops hands and puts the watch into the “sleep” mode, about 24 hours after it is used for the last time. The auto-relay function provides that watch continues to track the accurate time and the correct date, month and year, even in the sleep mode. Finally, when you activate the watch, with just a few shakes, the hands automatically reset to the correct time and its perpetual calendar displays the exact date.
This calendar is yet another super-quality of the Seiko Premier Kinetic Perpetual Calendar watch. It is correct until February 28, 2100 and functions on principles of the best classic mechanical calendars. In order to incorporate this feature in the Kinetic mechanism, Seiko’s engineers used 232 parts and the smallest ultra-sonic motor in the World (0.4 mm thick). This motor is the energy supplier for mechanical gear trains that automatically adjust 101 parts of the perpetual calendar (including odd and even months and February of leap years).
Seiko Watches in 10 Variations
There are 10 variations of the Seiko Premier Kinetic Perpetual Calendar watch. Differences are based only on a color and a strap material. All other features are the same. The watch case is made of stainless steel, with the combination of satin and polished finishes. It is 40 mm wide and 12 mm tick.
The watch is covered with a sapphire crystal and has solid resistance to water pressure, up to 100 meters. It comes either with a stainless steel bracelet or with a leather strap. A nicely designed watch dial is either black or silver, or both, depending on its contrast with the sub-dials.
The dial features a dual date window, a 24 hour sub-dial and finally, an over-sized sub-dial which displays the correct month and year, as well as the energy level.