November 7, 2009

Seiko Ananta Chronograph Review

Seiko Ananta Chronograph Watch
  The Seiko Ananta Chronograph has a lot of engineering behind this watch. Ananta is a Sanskrit word that means ‘the infinite’ and this is part of a collection that expresses Seiko’s dedication to infinite perfection. Katana is the ancient art of sword making, this watch pays homage to this history. The side of the watch case has the distinctive Katana curve, with the case back and lugs being forged from a single piece of steel.
  The Ananta uses the now well known Spring Drive technology, arguably the most accurate automatic movement produced today. Seiko uses specifically Caliber 8R28 featuring 28,800 vibrations per hour, 34 jewels, 292 parts, and a power reserve of 45 hours. There is a see through case back that displays the rotor, the rotor pays homage to the hand guard on a Katana sword. The case is 46mm, supported by a crocodile strap, with a three fold clasp and push button release. This watch is very well crafted and thought out. Seiko has raised the bar.

Pros - Spring Drive, easy to read, well thought out

Consideration - There might be some sticker “shock” potential to the casual Seiko owner, watch has a large wrist presence

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 46mm
Strap: Crocodile 
Lug Width: 24mm 
Crystal: Sapphire
Power Reserve: 45hrs
Movement: Auto
Water Resistance: 100m


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