New York, NY (June 9, 2022) – Accutron expands its Spaceview 2020 collection featuring the world’s first watches powered by electrostatic energy. Reborn with the same passion for innovation and groundbreaking technology, Accutron recaptures its legacy as one of the most important innovators in timekeeping history.
First unveiled in 1960 to universal acclaim, Accutron, known as the world’s first fully electronic watch has taken on the challenge to once again revolutionize time. Accutron’s design & engineering team based in Tokyo worked from the inside out to create Accutron’s all-new and proprietary next-generation electrostatic energy movement. Representing something rare in modern watchmaking, this electrostatic drive technology is a first.
The electrostatic energy of the movement is created by twin turbines that rotate as a result of human motion at incredible speeds between two electrodes affixed to the movement. The energy, stored in an accumulator, powers two motors; a world’s first electrostatic motor fueling the fluid second hand and a step motor powering the hour and minute hands. Both motors are synchronized through integrated circuits to provide accuracy to +/- 5 seconds a month.
Recreating the stunning visual impact of the original open dial design with the exact-same signature green accents, Accutron commemorates the original Spaceview’s place in avant-garde timepiece history. Born in an era of unparalleled risk-taking, the 1960s Accutron Spaceview was a landmark achievement and immediate sensation. By deconstructing the design of the outer case and exposing the state-of-the-art tuning fork movement, it transformed into the purest example of design integrity and technical excellence. Over time, it became an iconic masterpiece.
Accutron is proud to add two new models to the Spaceview 2020 collection. Both watches feature a 43.5mm polished stainless steel case with domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal and water resistance to 50m. The first style boasts a smoke grey open-work dial with signature Accutron green accents and transparent outer ring, light green super luminous markers, hour and minute hands and orange second hand. Finished on a matching stainless steel bracelet, the watch is available for $3,850.
The second style features a new green dial treatment with transparent outer ring, grey bridges, light green super luminous markers, hour and minute hands and orange second hand. Offered on a charcoal calf leather strap, the watch retails for $3,450.