Seiko Sportura Watch
Seiko Sportura Watch Competition
Question. Which part of the Sportura watch looks like a fuel gauge?
Answer. Power Reserve Indicator
What is it about cars and watches? Car enthusiasts almost always seem to love watches too. The link extends beyond the occasional need to time a fast lap or work out your average speed over a set distance.
For a decade now, Seiko’s Sportura range has acknowledged that link with watches inspired by motoring and motorsport. Like the instrument panel of a sports car, Sportura dials are designed to be easily, instantly legible; all have a jet-black background with high-contrast orange or red hands, and a tough sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating so you can read off data from any angle. Like a car, Sportura watches come with a choice of engine; a high-quality quartz or Seiko’s radical Kinetic movement, which collects the energy generated by the movement of your wrist, just like a traditional automatic watch, but uses it to power a hyper-accurate quartz movement. The new Sportura Kinetic Direct Drive takes the car link a stage further with a power-reserve indicator styled like a fuel gauge, and the new Sportura chronographs reinforce their credentials as working tools for racers and road testers with new, larger chronograph pushers that extend around the watch case and are easier to operate at speed or when wearing racing gloves. They’re all water-resistant to 10 bar too, but if you’re thinking about acquiring a Sportura, we suspect that you spend more time on tarmac than open water.
Note: I am not certain of the value of the watch - I have seen the one pictured for £294 with a RRP of £480.
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