Lord British to take sexy GMT Seiko watch into space, perhaps even leather armor

Richard Garriot AKA Lord British is taking a custom, space-proof Seiko Spring Drive watch into space when he heads for the International Space Station next year. The watch is air tight and weighs 92.5 grams. It has oversized buttons to tap when using huge space gloves, a 12 hour chronograph, and a GMT hand. Price is unannounced and only 100 will be made. It has a 53 mm body made of titanium and steel.

I’m a fairly big Seiko fan and this one looks incredible. Thanks to Spring Drive technology the watch has a sweep seconds hand like most mechanicals but uses a quartz movement.