Basel World 2008: Seiko Unveils Space Watch

The Seiko watch company has a convincing tale behind the production of their latest watch viz. the Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk. Unveiled at Baselworld, the model has been designed to endure the intense surroundings of outer space and word is around that Richard Garriott, the sixth private-citizen space explorer would be carrying it while making a trip this fall.

Space Watch

Garriott, a video game designer by profession and son of a NASA astronaut is in a mood to drop $45 million for his trip and wishes to visit the International Space Station, thereby becoming the first private citizen to do a space walk outside of it. He would be wearing the Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk over the spacesuit so the watch can help him survive through zero gravity and a setting where heat can get as low as down beating 22 degrees Celsius. It is light in weight and bears a dial with a Lumibrite conduct for readability. The case is air stiff and is designed using high-intensity titanium. This limited edition watch is available in counted 100 models out of which three would be taken away by Garriott on his October adventure and rest 97 will hit the market in December priced at $25,000.

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