Seiko goes global with Ananta

One of the frustrations of being a Seiko fan is that many of their finest watches are only released to the Japanese domestic market. At this year's Basel watch fair, Seiko announced the global release of more models under a new line called Ananta. Described as "an exclusive collection of luxury timepieces with Spring Drive and high-grade mechanical movements, targeted at those who truly understand and appreciate fine watchmaking."

Ananta includes both high-grade mechanical as well as SpringDrive watches, giving us Seiko fans ample material for appreciation. Look for more posts here as we learn more.

From reading the press release and reviews by attendees, the other big news on Ananta is the new steel process that they invented for it. Based on processes used in making katana swords, the finish is incredibly even and mirror-like. I can't wait to see one in person. As you can see from the images below, they also used the curve of the katana as inspiration for the rotor notches above and the sides of this case:
Very promising indeed. We look forward to learning more.
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