Ever since SEIKO launched the world's first quartz watch in 1969, SEIKO's engineers were addressing the next, and very obvious challenge, namely to create a quartz watch that would generate its own power. In 1988, after 18 years of R&D and with 50 patents applied for, SEIKO succeeded in creating the Kinetic watch.
It was the first watch in the world to convert kinetic movement into electrical energy, and it remains, still today, the only watch with this remarkable technology.
What is Kinetic?
A Kinetic watch has a hybrid movement with features from both quartz and mechanical technology, providing the best of both – quartz accuracy with no battery change and power reserve of up to four years, dependent upon the model