Seiko watches 'change automatically to BST'

First published: 22-03-2012

Remembering to change watches with the arrival of British Summer Time could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new timepiece that has been released by Seiko.

The company has announced the release of the Seiko Astron, which uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) to calculate the exact atomic time and update the time according to the wearer's location.

It is the same GPS technology that is used by satellite navigation systems found in vehicles.

As a result, the watch will automatically update the time if the wearer travels overseas to a different time zone.

British Summer Time was first introduced in the UK in 1916 as a means of boosting farming production by allowing an additional hour of daylight each morning in the summer months.

The time is moved forward by one hour, with the changeover taking place this year in the early hours of March 25th. 


Related articles

A guide to choosing a gold watch

Posted: 09-02-2019

Make a statement with a gold watch this New Year and give your outfit that little something special, whatever the occasion. Browse designs for men and women from brands including Guess, Armani Exchange, Coach, and more.

A guide to buying a silver watch: Gifts for him and for her

Posted: 07-02-2019

Enhance your wardrobe with a silver watch for every occasion. From classic designs to out-of-this-world pieces, explore some of our favourite silver watches from top brands, including Gucci, Raymond Weil, and STORM.

Watch and jewellery trends for 2019

Posted: 07-02-2019

Relax, we’ve found the watch and jewellery trends that are going to help you look your best in 2019. Browse our full collection of the newest accessories from brands including Llarsen, Storm, and Guess.

Your guide to gifting a watch this Valentine's Day

Posted: 01-02-2019

Make Valentine's Day 2019 a memorable one for all the right reasons and gift the lady or gent in your life with a watch they'll love. Discover beautiful new designs from Hugo Boss, Olivia Burton, Jean Paul Gaultier and more in our gift guide.