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The world's first GPS solar watch

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Trocadero Group, the exclusive distributor of Seiko timepieces, reveals the Seiko Astron, the world's first solar-powered watch that can set the time with GPS signals. Named after the world's first quartz watch, the 1969 Seiko Astron, the updated version adjusts the time and sets itself to all 39 time zones. The new breakthrough watch is set to be officially released in Bangkok on Nov 26. 

The Seiko Astron GPS solar limited edition 2012.

To combine Seiko's solar technology with GPS required years of painstaking and groundbreaking R&D. The result is the miniature GPS unit that requires very little energy to receive signals from four or more satellites. Then package this technology into a watch that is just 47mm in diameter and weighs about 135g _ with high intensity titanium case and bracelet. Seiko's advanced IC circuitry expertise also makes it possible for the watch to divide the world into one million "squares" and allocate a time zone to each.

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