Seiko Presents Sportura Kinetic Direct Drive Watch

Jul 29, 2010
The famous Japanese watchmaker Seiko has recently enriched its Sportura collection with a new breathtaking timepiece. For the first time, the line has welcomed a model powered by the Kinetic Direct Drive movement.

The Kinetic mechanism functions in a very simple way. The movements of the wearer’s hand actually activate a rotor that, after going through a number of small gears, drives the main motor. Inside the watch, the motor converts this kinetic energy into electricity which is thereafter stored into a very small capacitor. The latter represents a kind of rechargeable battery. It doesn’t need to be changed, since the capacitor is continuously charging itself with kinetic energy from the wearer’s moving hands.

All Seiko Kinetic watches are vacuum sealed during the manufacturing process. They should never be opened unless by approved Seiko repair centers.

The Seiko Kinetic technology has gathered a universal acclaim as a perfect platform for sports watches, where unfailing reliability is a must.

Integrated within this movement is an oscillating weight, which rotates at the rate of 60,000 revolutions per minute. It considerably exceeds 4,000 to 20,000 rotations per minute, generated by the motor of the Formula 1 racing car.

Before a racing competition, the user can check how much power is available and generate the supplementary energy to ensure accurate time-keeping. The power reserve indicator is found at 9 o’clock.

Thanks to its anti-glare sapphire crystal and jet black dial completed with high-contrast hands, the Seiko Sportura Kinetic Direct Drive watch is particularly easy to read. The Kinetic technology, housed in the novel watch, has been rewarded by the “Blue Angel” distinction.

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