Here’s the best looking watch we have seen in a long time, well since the last Seiko we saw, or wore.

Seiko is delighted to announce the launch of their Prospex ‘Pogue’ Solar Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation. In 1969, Seiko released the world’s first automatic chronograph, known as the Seiko Speedtimer. One piece from the first Speedtimer series rose to stardom as the first automatic chronograph to travel in space: in the 70s, NASA astronaut Colonel William Pogue took the original chronograph on a mission to Skylab – the first US space station. The watch became nicknamed the ‘Pogue’ after its star explorer wearer.

Under a curved sapphire crystal glass is a vivid yellow dial, characteristic of the original chronograph. Accurately recreating the ‘Pogue,’ the second hand, and subdial minute hand at 6 o’clock are in a bright red. With 12 spots of Lumibrite across each of the wide vintage-style indices, this Speedtimer is designed for legibility in dark conditions. In the classic style of the original, this piece has a blue and red aluminium bezel with a tachymeter feature and a chronometer second scale on the inside dial ring.

This modern recreation features a V192 solar chronograph calibre which charges in both natural and artificial light. Accurate to +/- 15 seconds per month, it has a power reserve of 6 months at full charge.

The Prospex ‘Pogue’ Solar Chronograph 1969 Re-interpretation will be available from the 5th of July for pre-order at