For watch collectors who may not be familiar with this manga character, Astro Boy ( also known as Mighty Atom) is a science fiction character created by the godfather of manga, Osamu Tezuka during the 1950s. Set in a futuristic world where human and robots co-exist, it is a powerful android created by the head of the Ministry of Science Dr. Tenma to replace his son Toby, who died in a car accident. The scientist gave Astro Boy superpowers – the ability to fly, bionic eyes and ears, a high IQ, fingers equipped with lasers and limbs that fire rockets. More than just an Android, Astro Boy has a soul and displays human emotion.
Bewitched by the dramatic fantasy story of Astro Boy, Azimuth collaborated with Tezuka/ Planetnemo to create an automatic timepiece which tells time by the moving arms of Astro Boy. The playful nature of Astro Boy is best captured by the artist’s impression of him standing sideways and wearing a cheeky smile. At all angles the Astro Boy displays fluidity and life at every time-telling position.
For added dimension, the dial is created with a charcoal-coloured fumé effect and Astro Boy coated with a layer of luminous compound, enabling it to glow in the dark.
316L stainless steel case with black PVD treatment
42 mm (D)
Hour and minute Astro Boy hand
Glow-in-the-dark Astro Boy
ETA automatic movement
Leather strap with deployant buckle
Limited edition of 50 pieces