Seiko Ananta watches are inspired by the ancient tradition of Japanese sword making. The fusion of watch and sword reflects Seiko’s commitment to hand craftsmanship and precision. Like the Katana blade, Ananta cases are fashioned from steel and polished to create a mirror finish. The sides of each watchcase replicate the parabolic curve of the Katana blade whose sharpness is repeated in the lug, case back, and hour and minute hands. This design strategy gives Ananta watches a honed elegance and striking legibility.
Seiko Ananta offers two different movements: Spring Drive and Automatic. Spring Drive watches incorporate Seiko’s path-breaking movement that regulates the second hand to glide in continuous motion. This movement delivers a one-second-a-day accuracy and replicates our experience of the constant flow of time. Complications of the Spring Drive movement include the Spring Drive Moonphase, Spring Drive Chronograph, and Spring Drive GMT. Automatic watches include the Chronograph Diver’s, Automatic Chronograph, Double Retrograde Automatic, and Multi-Hand Automatic. Ananta watchcases typically incorporate a black hard coating to ensure durability. The understated use of color in the dial contributes to Ananta’s versatility and appeal.