Kinetic Perpetual keeps accurate time for four years
Seiko will launch the latest model in its Premier line at Baselworld – a low-maintenance watch that can keep accurate time for up to four years without being charged.
The energy-saving Kinetic Perpetual is powered by its wearer’s movements. After 24 hours of inactivity the hands of the watch stop moving but it will keep accurate time – even accounting for leap years – for up to four years.
The kinetic movement that powers the watch converts energy from the movement of it wearer into electricity, delivering 15 second a month accuracy, day, date, month and leap year indications and both 12 and 24-hour time displays. The technology is allied to a perpetual calendar to create a watch in which the day, date and month are correct, even in leap years, until February 28, 2100. The date is displayed in an outsize window at the 12 o’clock position for maximum legibility.
The watch will be available for global distribution and has a recommended retail price of £750.