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Seiko By Chester Hopkins Astonishing Astron I t sounds like something out of an Issac Asimov novel, but the Astron from Seiko is anything but science fiction. Most likely it is not even something Asimov could have envi- sioned back when he wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968. Still, the bold looks combined with the latest technology are something even keeper. Particularly the Novak Djokovic 2015 limited edition. Its rich, brown dial contrasts just right with the unusually dark rose-tone case and the crocodile leather strap. The other style not to miss is the Giugiaro design limited edi- HAL 9000 wouldn’t shoot into space for lying. Though it never does. tion, which moves the watch firmly into the racing category. The dial The Astron is accurate to one second every 100,000 years. and case are straight out of Formula 1 and the two strap options – it Loaded with the latest GPS transmission technology for easy comes with both – are a great fit to the overall theme and functional- world-timer use among many other things, the real story on the Astron ity. The titanium bracelet with the ceramic inlaid, dual racing stripes is is the styling. This watch doesn’t look like your ordinary world-time notably striking. 62 FUNCTION | AboutTime Magazine