Seiko Presents New Ananta Watches

Jun 01, 2010
At Baselworld 2009, the Japanese watch brand Seiko introduced its remarkable Ananta collection, embracing luxury timekeepers equipped with Spring Drive and top-quality mechanical movements. This line has become extremely popular with watch enthusiasts and collectors as well as received a lot of media attention. In 2010, the company is proud to enrich the Ananta collection with three new models.

Katana is a sacred ancient art of sword-making in Japanese history. It is a labor-intensive ritualistic process, which requires flawless craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. Still manufactured today, Katana swords are distinguished by their artistry, parabolic curves, precision and sharpness. These features are successfully inherited by the impressive watches from the new Ananta collection.

Each new Seiko Ananta watch features a case, which strikes the eye with its extraordinary Katana curves. Its amazing mirror finish is attainable due to a three-stage blade polishing process. The sharpness of the hands and hour-markers evokes the razor edge of the blade. The precision of the steel work in a Katana sword is reflected in the matchless exactitude of mechanical and Spring Drive movements.

An additional achievement in the art of time-keeping, the new Seiko Ananta Spring Drive Moon Phase watch marvelously marries the brands exclusive Spring Drive technology and a moon phase complication. This watch is a dazzlingly successful response to the challenge of representing the beauty of the orbit of planets.

In 2010, Seiko has also unveiled two bewitching chronographs. Both watches are rendered in high-intensity titanium. As solid as steel, this material, however, is 40 per cent lighter.

Produced in a limited series of 150 pieces, the Seiko Ananta Spring Drive Chronograph watch times off intervals of elapsed time with the accuracy, five times exceeding that of any other mechanical chronometer.

The Seiko Ananta Automatic Chronograph watch accommodates the famous 8R caliber, endowed with a column wheel and a vertical clutch, ensuring unequalled operation. This mechanism provides a 12 hour elapsed time measurement as well as a 45-hour power reserve. The visual appeal of this fascinating Seiko watch is enhanced by a carbon fiber dial, which affirms its character in sportive style.

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