Seiko Prospex Landmaster Spring Drive MIURA EVEREST 2013 Limited Edition, Reference SBDB007

Marking its partnership with Japanese mountaineer and skier Yuichiro Miura, Seiko presents the new limited edition Landmaster Miura Everest 2013 watch with a spring drive movement.

Jointly developed with the world-renowned explorer, this full-scale sports watch from the Seiko Prospex family is based on the Landmaster SBDB005 Spring Drive model. The Miura Everest 2013 comes with a black hard coated titanium case. It has been designed to withstand harsh environments of the world’s tallest mountain.

Seiko Prospex Landmaster Spring Drive MIURA EVEREST 2013 Limited Edition, Reference SBDB007

Moreover, the crown is placed at 12 o’clock to prevent the ropes from getting caught during mountain climbing. It is also easy to operate. This crown positing also ensures optimum comfortability for the wrist. Furthermore, to avoid damages due to irregular atmospheric pressure changes, the screw bezel incorporates a special structure that maintains high air-tightness even when the atmospheric pressure of the outside air drops.

Seiko Prospex Landmaster Spring Drive MIURA EVEREST 2013 Limited Edition, Reference SBDB007

The matte black dial with contrasting white hands and hour markers offers enhanced visibility. The broad sized hands and indexes incorporate Lumibright for enhancing the dial readability in the darkness. The tip of the 24 hour hand and the numerals representing the 24-H scale are in red color. Just like its predecessor (SBDB005), the Landmaster MIURA Everest 2013 model displays the date at 3H and power reserve at 4H.

Made according to the demands of Miura, Seiko Prospex SBDB007 is a robust, lightweight, durable and easy to use timepiece suitable for adventurers, mountaineers and land sports enthusiasts. It is a limited edition of 300 pieces.

Seiko Prospex Landmaster Spring Drive MIURA EVEREST 2013 Limited Edition, Reference SBDB007

The right case side features the inscription “MIURA EVEREST 2013” in red color and the case-back is engraved with a serial number (001/300 to 300/300). The suggested retail price is 399,000 yen (380,000 yen excluding tax). The watch comes in a special box and an additional nylon strap.

About Yuichiro Miura

Born in 1932, Yuichiro Miura is a Japanese adventurer known for his record breaking achievements. As the first Japanese participant, he created a world record in the Italian Kilometer Lance Speed Skiing Competition in 1964. After that he decided to ski down greatest mountains around the world. In 1966, Miura succeeded in skiing down the Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.

In 1970, he achieved the world’s highest skiing downhill at Everest 8000m. Released in 1975, the Oscar award-winning documentary The Man Who Skied Down Everest was inspired by Yuichiro Miura’s exceptional achievement as the first person to ski on Mount Everest.

From 1970 to 1985, the acclaimed Japanese alpinist skied down several mountains. In 2003, he climbed Mt. Everest (8848m) with his second son, Gota. He was 70 years at the time and set a world record as the oldest person to climb the world’s tallest mountain. In May 2008, he rewrote the record by successfully climbing Everest for the second time at the age of 75.

With the new MIURA Everest 2013 Project, Yuichiro Miura, who is an octogenarian now, aims to conquer the summit of Everest in May 2013 when he is 80 years old, the oldest in history. SEIKO supports this climbing project as an official supplier. The new Seiko Prospex Landmaster MIURA Everest 2013 watch celebrates this upcoming adventure.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Prospex Landmaster MIURA Everest 2013 Limited Model
Reference SBDB007

Spring Drive Caliber 5R66
Automatic winding (with manual winding)
Accuracy: Average monthly difference ± 15 seconds (equivalent to daily difference ± 1 second)
Power reserve: 72 hours (about 3 days)
24-hour hand
Date-linked time difference correction function,
Power reserve display
30 jewels
Diameter: 30.0 mm
Thickness: 5.8 mm
Number of parts: 295

Black hard coated titanium case
Sapphire glass with super clear coating
Case diameter: 46.8 mm
Thickness: 14.2 mm
Screw-lock type crown, Screw bezel and Screw-in case-back
10 ATM water resistant
Magnetically resistant watch (JIS magnetically resistant watch type 1)

Titanium bracelet with black hard coating
Replacement nylon band

Limited to 300 pieces

Suggested retail price
399,000 yen (380,000 yen excluding tax)