Advanced technology allows for coloured dials.
Seiko is launching a new collection of solar-powered watches.
Watches in the Seiko Solar collection are charged for a whole day with just two minutes of exposure to any kind of light.
Once fully charged, which takes about three hours, the watches will remain working for a minimum of six months if left in total darkness. Should a Solar watch ever completely run out of power it can be brought back into action within eight to 30 minutes of exposure to light.
Seiko is using an advanced solar technology that allows for coloured watch dials. Previously solar-powered watches had to have semi-transparent dials, but now thanks to advancements in technology Seiko can produce solar watches with dials in colours such as black, blue or white.
There are 19 models in the UK collection, 10 men’s watches and nine women’s models. Each is branded with the name Solar on the dial.