Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
Astro Boy first appeared in the "Mighty Atom" manga comic book in Japan in 1952 and is heralded as the very first "anime." Basically it embodied the look that later become known as Anime. Astro Boy is beautifully rendered on the dial of the watch against a realistic space-like background. The colors pop wonderfully, and it is a true showpiece of any fan's collection. The watch uses Seiko's Galante style case, which is one of their higher-end lines. Inside the watch is a Seiko Caliber 8L38 automatic mechanical movement - with an open heart window on the dial to the escapement. On the rear of the watch is another window to the escapement through the sapphire crystal - with a small red heart applied (Astro Boy fans will understand the symbolism). I really loved checking out this watch and look forward to seeing Seiko release more limited edition watches the celebrate noteworthy aspect of Japanese culture.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.