With over 50 years of history, Seiko’s Speedtimer chronographs have undergone a number of evolutions throughout their time, and with the introduction of three new models, this storied line of timepieces is now harnessing the power of the sun. In a move that builds on that history while maintaining the impeccable attention to detail and style that the series is known for, Seiko has added the convenience, reliability and accuracy of its solar technology into the mix, further pushing the line’s evolution.
Precision is the word that first springs to mind when thinking of Seiko’s Speedtimer chronographs and the firm’s three new variations appear certain to continue that well-earned reputation, as every single detail has been carefully crafted to allow for elapsed time measurement at the highest level.
A Timekeeping Triumph
Powered by Seiko’s solar Caliber V192, all three of the new releases offer a 60-minute chronograph, a 24-hour subdial and with a full charge will operate for up to six months without being exposed to light. Whether you’re drawn to the silver dial (SSC911), the blue and red colourway (SSC913), or it’s the black and red (SSC915) that catches your eye, each model represents watchmaking of the highest order.
From the second hand that extends right to the tachymeter markings at the dial edge, to the red shade of both the chronograph minute hand at six o’clock and the centre second hand – used in order to ensure that the elapsed time stands out clearly against the dial and can be read at the briefest of glances – each model is a timekeeping masterclass.
A Good Sport
Diving further into the aesthetics, with these new timepieces, Seiko has managed to perfectly capture the classic yet sporty feel embodied by the original Speedtimer from 1959. By combining hairline and smooth finishes, along with the curved sapphire glass, these watches offer up the pinnacle of sporty style. Plus, stability and comfort are ensured thanks to the thickness and weight of the bracelet, while high legibility is ensured via the use of a sunray finish. This is further enhanced for low light conditions via the use of a Lumibrite coating on the hour and minute hands as well as all twelve indexes.
For reliable timekeeping powered by the sun – or any light source, really – Seiko’s new Prospex Speedtimer Solar Chronographs are the absolute epitome. All three watches will be available from November 2022 at Seiko boutiques and selected retailers worldwide with an RRP of AUD$1,100. To discover more or to secure one of these highly desirable timepieces for yourself, simply click the link below.
Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar Chronographs: SSC911, SSC913, SSC915
- Calibre V192 Solar Chronograph
- 24-hour hand
- Power reserve indicator
- Solar charge
- Stainless steel case and bracelet
- Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface
- Water resistance: 10 bar
- Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
- Diameter: 41.4mm Thickness: 13.0mm
- Three-fold clasp with push button release