King Seiko New Models: Recreation of the 1965 King Seiko KSK (SJE087) and Seiko Boutique Special Edition (SPB291)

Seiko Watch Corporation has enhanced the prestigious King Seiko series by adding two new self-winding mechanical watches.

King Seiko Reference SJE087: Recreation of the 1965 King Seiko KSK

In 1965, four years after the birth of the first King Seiko, a second series known as the King Seiko KSK was created. It was this design that defined forever the character of the collection, with its sharp, angular case and high functionality.

Inspired by this icon, the new re-creation (reference SJE087) features a champagne silver dial and gold color hands and hour markers that evoke the refined elegance of the original series. It has a 38.1mm diameter case made of stainless steel.

Thanks to the ultra-thin Caliber 6L35, this automatic wristwatch retains the original’s slim profile. Inspired by the essential design characteristics of the 1965 model, reference SJE087 comes with a flat dial with broad, faceted indexes and sharply edged hands. Displaying the hour, minute and seconds indications with three centre hands and the date at 3 o’clock, the 26 jewel movement of this watch provides a power reserve of 45 hours.

Re-creation of King Seiko KSK Limited Edition, Reference SJE087

Just like the original, the sharply faceted lugs feature wide flat planes and razor sharp angles and are Zaratsu polished to a distortion-free mirror finish. The lug width is 20mm and the lug to lug length is 44.7mm. Its boxed-shaped sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on the inner surface delivers high legibility from any angle. The case is treated with the super-hard coating which protects the watch from scratches.

The screw-in stainless case back carries the King Seiko name and the same shield design as the original. The Seiko name and a “W” mark that signifies the KSK’s water resistance appear on the crown. Even the buckle is faithfully re-created.

This new King Seiko KSK re-creation will be available from July 2022 as a limited edition of 1,700 at selected Seiko boutiques and retail partners worldwide.

King Seiko SPB291 Reference: Seiko Boutique Special Edition

The Kameido area of Tokyo was home to the Seiko facility that created King Seiko. Nearby this factory is the stunning Kameido Tenjin Shrine. Founded in 1662, this Shinto shrine is today revered as much for its stunning display of wisteria in Spring as it is for its heritage because its wisteria gardens inspired many important ‘Ukiyo-e’ paintings and woodblock prints made during the Edo period (1603-1867).

The dial of this second new King Seiko creation has a sunray finish whose soft purple hues capture the subtlety and beauty of the Kameido wisteria in its delicate gradation from the center to the edge.

King Seiko "Seiko Boutique" Special Edition, Reference SPB291

This watch also shares the distinctively sharp and angular design of the 1965 King Seiko KSK. The shape of the 37mm diameter stainless steel case combines with the boxed-shaped sapphire crystal to create a slim, elegant profile on the wrist. An anti-reflective coating on the inner surface of the crystal delivers high legibility from any angle.

The self-winding Caliber 6R31 delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. It drives the centrally positioned hour, minute and seconds hands.

Inspired by the design of the original King Seiko series, the bracelet feature numerous beveled surfaces that reflect the light in a way that is dynamic and ever-changing. A light gray leather strap with purple stitching is offered in addition to the steel bracelet. The lug width of this model is 19mm.

Secured with a screw-in case back in steel, this watch is water resistant to 10 bar (100 meters).

This new King Seiko watch will be available from July 2022 exclusively at the Seiko boutiques worldwide.

Technical details

Model: Re-creation of King Seiko KSK Limited Edition, Reference SJE087

Movement
Caliber 6L35
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 26

Case
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back
Diameter: 38.1mm, Thickness: 11.4mm
Water resistance: 5 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Strap
Crocodile strap

Edition
Limited edition of 1,700 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €3,300

Model: King Seiko “Seiko Boutique” Special Edition, Reference SPB291

Movement
Caliber 6R31
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Box shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back
Diameter: 37.0mm, Thickness: 12.1mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,850

Seiko 5 Sports GMT

Seiko has expanded its Seiko 5 Sports family by adding a new GMT series.

Introduced in 1968, Seiko 5 Sports series of mechanical watches has been renowned for their durability and reliability. In 2019, the collection was relaunched, by introducing new active and youthful watch models.

Now, for the first time, Seiko 5 Sports collection welcomes a new GMT series powered by the Caliber 4R34. Based on the tried and trusted platform of Caliber 4R, this new series offers the convenience of a GMT hand in a case that is just 0.1 mm thicker than the existing one.

Seiko 5 Sports GMT watch SSK001
Seiko 5 Sports GMT SSK001

Designed for the international traveler, the Seiko 5 Sports GMT watch is now available in three color ways: black, blue and orange.

To enhance readability, the GMT hands and bezels use different colors. For example, the GMT hands are in bright red on the black and blue dial versions and in black for the version in orange.

Seiko 5 Sports GMT watch SSK003
Seiko 5 Sports GMT SSK003

Just like the time of day hands and indexes, the GMT hand has a generous layer of Lumibrite to ensure legibility in low light conditions. The two-toned rotating bezel allows the user to quickly differentiate the night and day hours.

The bezel-insert is made of Seiko’s Hardlex glass to deliver the high level of durability for which the Seiko 5 Sports collection is renowned.

Seiko 5 Sports GMT watch SSK005
Seiko 5 Sports GMT SSK005

The design of the case and dial draws inspiration from one of Seiko’s best-loved sports watches, known to enthusiasts as the Seiko SKX series. The five-row bracelet is a new design also inspired by the original SKX series in which the middle rows are polished to create a contrast with the solid feel of the rows that bind them.

All the three Seiko 5 Sports GMT watches will be available at selected Seiko Boutiques and other retail stores worldwide in July 2022.

Technical details

Collection: Seiko SKX Sports Style – GMT series

Models

  • Seiko SSK001: Black dial and dual tone (black and grey bezel)
  • Seiko SSK003: Blue dial and dual tone (black and blue) bezel
  • Seiko SSK005: Orange dial and dual tone (black and grey) bezel

Corresponding JDM model references
SBSC001, SBSC003 and SSK005KC

Movement
Caliber 4R34
Self-winding movement
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 41 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Functions
Hour, minute and seconds
24-hour/GMT hand
Date at 3 o’clock

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42.5mm
Thickness: 13.6mm
Lug width: 22mm
Hardlex crystal
Rotating bezel with Hardlex bezel-insert
See-through screw case back
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 meters)
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Dial
Black, Blue or Orange
Lumibrite on hands and indexes

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet
Three-fold clasp with secure lock & push button release

Approximate recommended retail price
Europe: €470
UK: £400

Seiko Astron GPS Solar New Models

Seiko adds four new watches to Astron, a cutting edge watch collection utilizing the state-of-the-art GPS Solar technology. The cases are all in titanium and have a sharp, angular construction that is as contemporary as it is refined.

This new series includes three watches with dials in silver, blue-gray and black and a limited edition watch with a unique striped dial. The three watches will join the main Astron collection and will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail stores worldwide from July 2022. The limited edition watch will be available from May.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar New Models SBXC107
Seiko Astron GPS Solar SBXC107

This new series has a contemporary feel thanks to the sleek lines, the slim profile and, most of all, the compact, angular design which flows seamlessly from the case through the lugs to the bracelet. The titanium of the case and bracelet has a scratch-resistant hard-coating, and thanks to the light weight of this material and the low center of gravity of the case, the watches sit comfortably on the wrist. The sapphire crystal bezel is narrow so that the eye is drawn to the dial but all the same gives the whole watch a quiet brilliance that complements its technological uniqueness.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar New Models SBXC109
Seiko Astron GPS Solar SBXC109

The indexes stand proud above the dial and are sharply cut. They, and the hour and minute hands, are coated with Lumibrite to enhance legibility in low light conditions. The sapphire glass has an anti-reflective coating to ensure that time can be read at a glance from any angle.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar New Models SBXC111
Seiko Astron GPS Solar SBXC111

All four watches are powered by Seiko’s most advanced and slimmest GPS Solar movement, 5X53 Dual-Time. When time zone adjustment is required, all it takes is a simple push of a single button and the hands move faster than ever to the exact local time, including Daylight Saving Time, thanks to a system that moves each hand independently.

The wearer can also change the main time display instantly from home to local time and vice versa. In addition, Caliber 5X53 connects up to twice a day to the GPS network to maintain its precision anywhere in the world.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar New Models SBXC113
Seiko Astron GPS Solar SBXC113

The limited edition watch shares all the same design characteristics as the other three versions but has a dial graced with horizontal stripes of different, alternating shades of gray. The bezel is of sapphire crystal and is also in a dark gray against which the UTC time zone markings stand out clearly.

Technical details

Models
Seiko Astron GPS Solar 5X53 Dual-Time: SSH107, SSH109, SSH111
Seiko Astron GPS Solar 10th Anniversary Limited Edition: SSH113

Movement
Caliber 5X53
GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
Dual-Time with AM/PM indication
Perpetual calendar correct to Feb 2100
Automatic DST adjustment function
High Speed Time Zone Adjustment
Time Transfer Function
Signal reception result indication
World time function (39 time zones)
Power save function
Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (without receiving a GPS signal and at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C)

Case and bracelet
Titanium case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Easy adjust three-fold clasp with push button release
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 42.7mm, Thickness: 12.2mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €2,600

Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Special Editions, References SPB297, SPB299 and SPB301

Seiko introduces three new Prospex Save the Ocean Special Edition watches featuring Heritage designs with dials inspired by the landscapes and seascapes of the Arctic and Antarctic.

Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Special Editions, References SPB297, SPB299 and SPB301
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These new models are the modern reinterpretation of the legendary diving watches of the 1960s and 1970s. Each one has a dial that evokes a different shade of glacial ice, from deep blue to white.

Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Special Edition, Reference SPB297
Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Special Edition, Reference SPB297/ Image Credit: Seiko Watch Corporation

SPB297 is inspired by the first Seiko diver’s watch, created in 1965. It features a 40.5mm diameter stainless steel case. Its intricately patterned dial reflects the power and beauty of polar glaciers. The deep-blue dial watch is based on Seiko’s first diver’s watch from 1965 which proved its reliability when used by members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969.

Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Special Edition, Reference SPB299
Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Special Edition, Reference SPB299/ Image Credit: Seiko Watch Corporation

SPB299 is a new re-interpretation of the landmark 1968 diver’s watch which was the first Seiko watch with 300m water resistance and a 10-beat automatic movement. This 42.0mm diameter stainless steel timepiece features a light blue dial and a darker blue bezel.

Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Special Edition, Reference SPB301
Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Special Edition, Reference SPB301/ Image Credit: Seiko Watch Corporation

SPB301 is a re-interpretation of the watch worn by Naomi Uemura in the 1970’s. It has a stainless steel case measuring 42.7mm diameter. A white dial is encased in the same distinctive shaped case as the 1970 classic which proved its strength and endurance when worn by the Japanese adventurer Naomi Uemura in the years 1974 to 1976 when he completed a 12,500km solo dog-sled run from Greenland to Alaska.

All three watches are powered by the Seiko self-winding Caliber 6R35 which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. They are 200 meter water resistant and are presented on steel bracelets with secure clasps and extenders. The cases have a super-hard coating and the crystals are of sapphire with an anti-reflective coating on the inner surface to ensure high legibility from every angle. All twelve indexes have a generous coating of Lumibrite, as do the hands, to maximize legibility in the dark.

These three new watches from the Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean series will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail stores worldwide from June 2022.

Technical details

Collection: Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Special Editions

References
SPB297: 1965 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation
SPB299: 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation
SPB301: 1970 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation

Movement
Caliber 6R35
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw-down crown, screw case back
Lumibrite on hands and indexes
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter 40.5mm, Thickness: 13.2mm (SPB297)
Diameter 42.0mm, Thickness: 12.5mm (SPB299)
Diameter 42.7mm, Thickness: 13.2mm (SPB301)

Bracelet
Super hard-coated stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock and extender

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €1,300 (SPB297, 299), €1,400 (SPB301)

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Limited Edition (reference SRQ041)

Seiko has released a new Prospex Speedtimer chronograph watch to celebrate the Japanese watchmaking company’s sports timing heritage and the World Athletics Championships, 2022.

Seiko’s tradition as a pioneer in sports timing began in the 1960’s, with a range of timing devices that set a new global standard of precision. Since 1985, Seiko has been the timekeeper of choice of World Athletics. In 2022, for the 17th consecutive time, Seiko will be official timekeeper of the World Athletics Championships which will take place in Eugene, Oregon.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Limited Edition (reference SRQ041)

Hand assembled by Seiko’s skilled watchmakers, this new Speedtimer is powered by Caliber 8R46, which incorporates vertical clutch and column wheel mechanisms to ensure the highest possible levels of precision and durability. The escapement is lightweight and strong, thanks to the use of MEMS technology which enhances the stability of the watch’s precision. The pushers are prominent and have a wide and flat upper surface area to facilitate accurate operability. With the push of the reset button, the hands return back to zero instantly and in perfect synchronization.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Limited Edition (reference SRQ041)

Every detail of the new Speedtimer reflects the high performance and reliability of Seiko’s sports timekeeping and captures the spirit of World Athletics. The sand patterned dial evokes the texture of the running track. The chronograph second hand and the 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock are in yellow, the color of all Seiko’s timing and measurement devices.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Limited Edition (reference SRQ041)

The second hand is gently curved down towards the markers and its tip extends right to the edge of the dial so that the elapsed time can be read accurately at a glance. The hour and minute hands are generously coated with Lumibrite to enhance readability in the dark.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Limited Edition (reference SRQ041)

The watch is presented on a stainless steel bracelet that is specially designed and constructed for this series. Its thickness and weight combined with the low center of gravity of the case ensure stability and a high level of comfort on the wrist. The bracelet can be swapped with the additional black leather strap provided with this timepiece.

This new Speedtimer chronograph will be available as a limited edition of 400 pieces from June 2022 at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Limited Edition
Reference: SRQ041

Movement
Caliber 8R46, Automatic Chronograph
Column wheel and vertical clutch systems
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Jewels: 34

Case
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating in the inner surface
See-through screw case back
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 42.5mm Thickness: 15.1mm

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
Three-fold clasp with push button release
Additional calf strap included

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €3,200

Edition
Limited edition of 400 of pieces

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series New Models, References SPB303, SPB305, SPB307, SPB309 and SPB311

Seiko expands its Presage Sharp Edged Series by launching five new models inspired by the traditions of Japan. One is a limited edition GMT, two feature a new open heart movement and two offer a multi-hand dial with power reserve, day and date displays.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series New Models 2022
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Like all the existing watches in this series, the dials of these new additions are adorned with the Asanoha (hemp leaf) pattern that has been used in Japanese fabrics ever since the Heian period over a thousand years ago.

The new Seiko Presage Sharp Edged GMT boasts a wide dial opening allows the time of day, GMT function, power reserve and date to be read at a glance. The dial’s rich texture is complemented by the depth of its color, a blue that Ukiyoe artists over the centuries made famous in images of Mt Fuji in high summer. The GMT display ring shares the same blue and is in ceramic.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged GMT
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This Presage watch is offered as a limited edition of 900 and will be available in July at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide.

The other four new watches in the 2022 Sharp Edged Series all share a new case design. While it retains all the strength and angularity that gives the series its distinctive look, there is a new face with a mirror finish between the top and side surfaces that adds a new sparkle to the watch. The elegance of the new design is further enhanced by the inward tapering of the case.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series New Models
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Both SPB305 and SPB307 are powered by Caliber 6R38, which is a new addition to the 6R family of movements. It is specially adapted so as to allow the wearer to see the beat of the escapement through the opening at the 9 o’clock position. Furthermore, it offers a power reserve of 70 hours.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged SPB309 and SPB311 models feature Caliber 6R21. It displays day, date and power reserve indicators at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions respectively. This is the first appearance of this multi-hand movement in the Sharp Edged Series.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series New Models
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Each of the four dials is in a different traditional Japanese color. Shironeri, the white of unbleached silk and Aisumi, the blue of indigo for are used in the open heart watches. Geppaku, the white of the full moon, is used in one of the two multi-hand creations while the sub-dials of the other are in Kuritobi, the color of the black kite. These four new timepieces will be available in June at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide.

Technical details

Collection: Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series
References: SPB303, SPB305, SPB307, SPB309 and SPB311

Seiko Presage Model SPB303

Movement
Caliber 6R64
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 29

Case
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back
Diameter: 42.2mm, Thickness: 13.7mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic Resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
Three-fold clasp with push button release
An additional horse strap is attached

Edition
Limited edition of 900 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,540

Seiko Presage Models SPB305 & SPB307

Movement
Caliber 6R21
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 29

Case
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back
Diameter: 40.2mm, Thickness: 12.2mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,100

Seiko Presage Models SPB309 & SPB311

Movement
Caliber 6R38
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating (SPB309)
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating and calf strap (SPB311)
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back
Diameter: 40.2mm, Thickness: 11.8mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic Resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
SPB309: Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
SPB31: Calf leather strap (SPB311)
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,000

Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Limited Edition, Reference SRPH80K1

Seiko Watch Corporation has announced a second collaboration model between Seiko 5 Sport and Brian May, guitarist of legendary rock band QUEEN. Made of stainless steel, this gold toned automatic wristwatch takes inspiration from Brian’s favorite guitar, the Red Special that was entirely hand-made by Brian May and his father.

The dial of the new Brian May Limited Edition watch (Seiko 5 Sports SRPH80K1) recreates the fine details of the legendary guitar with a pressed pattern reminiscent of the texture of the wood, its glossy finish and gradated coloring. The gold-color for the case was requested by Brian himself, inspired by the newly released ‘Gold Series’ reissues of his solo albums.

Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Limited Edition, Reference SRPH80K1
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The nylon strap with vertical stripes evokes guitar strings. Visible through the exhibition case-back is Caliber 4R36, an automatic mechanical movement with 41 hours power reserve.

Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Limited Edition, Reference SRPH80K1
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The watch displays hour, minute, seconds, day and date. The day-date window features white background with black digits and texts.

Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Limited Edition, Reference SRPH80K1 box
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The presentation box which accompanies the piece is reminiscent of a guitar case and comes with a replica of the ‘lucky sixpence’ coin which Brian uses instead of a guitar pick.

Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Limited Edition, Reference SRPH80K1
Image Credit: Seiko Watch Corporation

Seiko Watch Corporation will donate a share of the sales proceeds from this timepiece to The Mercury Phoenix Trust, a charity organization founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and Queen manager Jim Beach, in memory of Freddie Mercury, to help fund the fight against HIV/AIDS worldwide.

The first timepiece from the Seiko 5 Sports X Brian May series was introduced in 2020. Limited to 9,000 pieces, Seiko 5 Sports SRPE83K1 features the same design of the new model, but with a silvered case finishing and a black nylon strap.

The new Seiko 5 Sports Brian May SRPH80K1 watch is offered as a limited edition of 12500 pieces world-wide. Each timepiece features Brian’s signature on the case back alongside “LIMITED EDITION” and the serial number 00001/12500 – 12500/12500.

Technical details

Model: Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Limited Edition
Reference SRPH80K1

Case
Material: Stainless steel
Thickness: 13.4 ㎜
Diameter: 42.5 ㎜
Length: 46 ㎜
Crystal: Hardlex
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Black snailed bezel insert with golden markers and numbers
Crown with crown guards at 4 o’clock
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 meters)
Screw case back with LIMITED EDITION inscription and see-through case back crystal
Serial number engraved on the case back

Dial
Red + Black
Red Special Automatic inscription above 6H maker
Large golden hands and indexes
Lumibrite on hands and indexes

Movement
Caliber 4R36
Automatic movement with manual winding capacity
Power reserve: Approx. 41 hours
24 jewels
Day/Date display
Stop seconds hand function

Strap
Nylon

Edition
Limited edition of 12,500 pieces

Available from
25th February 2022

Seiko – The King Seiko Collection

Seiko Watch Corporation has announced the re-launch of its iconic King Seiko collection. The much awaited revival series includes five references: SPB279, SPB281, SPB283, SPB285 and SPB287.

The King Seiko range was introduced in the 1960s. Together with Grand Seiko, it established the company’s capability to produce high precision mechanical wristwatches with magnificent design and finishing. Now, after almost 50 years of its launch, Seiko has revived this fabulous timekeeper. The new King Seiko timepieces proudly showcase Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking expertise.

The new King Seiko watch 2022
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The distinctively sharp and angular design of these new timepieces is inspired by the 1965 King Seiko KSK. The combination of a flat dial with faceted indexes and broad, razor-edged hands gives the watch a refined and striking presence. The bold, faceted lugs have sharp angles and wide flat surfaces that feature both mirror and hairline finishing. The twelve o’clock index is more than twice the width of the others. Boasting a unique patterned texture, it ensures high legibility and bestows the dial a brilliant shine.

King Seiko SPB281J1
King Seiko SPB281J1/ Image Copyright@ Seiko Watch Corporation

The classic 37mm diameter stainless steel case is topped with a boxed-shaped sapphire crystal, providing the timepiece a slim and elegant outlook. The inner surface of the crystal features anti-reflective coating to ensure high dial visibility from any angle. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters.

King Seiko watch case back
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The crown and case back bear the new King Seiko emblem whose design was inspired by that of the 1965 KSK. The new King Seiko watch is equipped with Caliber 6R31. This 24 jewel automatic movement provides a power reserve of 70 hours.

Also made of stainless steel, the bracelet is inspired by the design of the original King Seiko series. Its beveled surfaces offer dynamic and ever-changing light reflections.

King Seiko Watch SPB285J1
King Seiko SPB285J1/ Image Copyright@ Seiko Watch Corporation

The new King Seiko series proposes five dial colors: silver, light gray, charcoal gray, brown and red. The light gray dial features a subtle hairline pattern, while the other four have a beautiful sunray finish.

King Seiko SPB287J1
King Seiko SPB287J1/Image Copyright@ Seiko Watch Corporation

The brand has also announced the launch of five alternative leather straps specially designed for the new collection.

All the new King Seiko watches will be available from February 2022 at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide.

Technical details

Collection: The King Seiko

Movement
Caliber 6R31

Automatic movement with manual-winding function
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Stop seconds hand function

Case 
Stainless steel case
Box shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back
Diameter: 37.0mm, Thickness: 12.1mm
Lug to lug: 43.6mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Dials
Reference SPB279: with silver dial
Reference SPB281: with light gray dial
Reference SPB283: with charcoal gray dial
Reference SPB285: with brown dial
Reference SPB287: with red dial

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet
Deployment clasp with push button release
Bracelet Length: 197 ㎜

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,700

Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation Save the Ocean Limited Edition

In 1965, Seiko introduced its and Japan’s, first diver’s watch. With water resistance to 150m and an automatic movement, it proved its high quality and reliability when worn by members of the 8th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in 1966. Thanks to the positive reaction of the members of the expedition on their return, Seiko’s diver’s watches were chosen by the same research team between the years 1966 and 1969, during which time the landmark Seiko diver’s watch with 300m water resistance and a 10-beat automatic movement was created, in 1968.

Now, Seiko expands its Prospex collection with a new interpretation of the 1968 diver’s watch that is even better equipped to meet the challenge of the most extreme conditions on earth. This watch, with its advanced specifications, will be worn by members of the 63rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition’s mission to Antarctica.

The case, bezel and crown are all made of Seiko’s Ever-Brilliant Steel, which is more corrosion resistant than the regularly used stainless steel. To further ensure the watch’s durability, the crown is not screwed directly into the case but locked into a separate component that is built into the case and so can be more easily replaced.

Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver's Modern Re-interpretation Save the Ocean Limited Edition

The watch is powered by Caliber 8L35 which was developed especially for diver’s watches. Hand-assembled by the craftsmen and women at the Shizukuishi Watch Studio in northern Japan, this automatic movement is accurate and rigid. It has a power reserve of 50 hours.

The patterned dial captures the feeling of the Antarctic landscape while the subtle gradation of the blue from light to dark echoes the beautiful colors of the polar ice. The bezel also evokes the uniqueness of this frozen landscape with its ice-blue numerals and markers. All twelve-hour markers have a generous coating of Lumibrite, as do the hands, and the crystal is a dual-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface to ensure high legibility from every angle.

The design and texture of the watch strap pay homage to the 1968 original but it is now produced in silicone for greater strength and comfort. The watch is also offered with a fabric strap which incorporates a traditional braiding technique from Japan called Seichu.

This new watch joins the Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean series in support of several different marine conservation initiatives, one of which involves contributions to the National Institute of Polar Research, which is based in Tokyo. As part of this program, Seiko recently donated watches to the 63rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE) team.

This new Prospex diver’s watch will be available as a limited edition of 1,300 at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide in January 2022.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation Save the Ocean Limited Edition
Reference SLA055

Movement
Caliber 8L35
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Number of jewels: 26

Case and dial
Ever-Brilliant Steel case and bezel
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface
Screw case back. Screw-down crown
LumiBrite on hands and indexes
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 42.6mm, Thickness: 13.1mm

Strap
Silicone strap with additional fabric strap included

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €4,600

Edition
Limited edition of 1,300 pieces

SEIKO New Presage Enamel Dial Watches for Women (references SPB233, SPB234 & SPB236)

Seiko Presage collection presents three new ladies’ automatic watches with enamel dials. Among these, one model is a limited edition with a dial inspired by the crescent moon on a winter’s evening.

Proudly reflecting the Japanese craftsmanship at its finest, the dials are the work of enamel dial specialist Mitsuru Yokosawa and his team of veteran craftsmen.

SEIKO New Presage Enamel Dial Watches for Women
IMAGE COPYRIGHT: SEIKO

The limited edition watch has a deep blue dial decorated with a delicate crescent moon shape on the right side, from twelve to eight o’clock. Where the indexes fall inside the crescent motif on the dial, they are picked out in gold tone, giving the dial an ever-changing aspect.

SEIKO New Presage Enamel Dial Watches for Women
IMAGE COPYRIGHT: SEIKO

The outline of the crescent shape and the indexes are printed nine times or more to give the dial its sense of depth. The evocation of a night sky in winter is completed by the crescent shape on the seconds hand.

One of the other two designs features a completely new cherry blossom color enamel dial on which the indexes are in brown. The second has a classic white enamel dial with elegant deep blue hands and indexes. The sparkle of a diamond on the crown complements the delicate sheen of the enamel dial.

SEIKO New Presage Enamel Dial Watches for Women
IMAGE COPYRIGHT: SEIKO

All three watches are powered by Seiko’s trusted mechanical Caliber 6R31, which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. The crystal glass is a dual-curved sapphire and is treated with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface so that the beautiful texture of the dial can be enjoyed from any angle.

All three watches in this new Presage series will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and selected Seiko retailers worldwide in December 2021.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Presage enamel dial

References
SPB233
SPB234
SPB236

Movement
Caliber 6R31
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case and dial
Stainless steel case (SPB233)
Stainless steel case with yellow gold color plating (SPB234, 236)
Enamel dial
Crown with 0.05 carat diamond
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back
Diameter: 34.3mm, Thickness: 12.1mm
Water resistance: 5 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Strap
Calf strap with three-fold clasp with push button release (SPB233, 234)
Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release (SPB236)

Edition
Limited edition of 1,000 (SPB236)

Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe
€1,350 (SPB233) / €1,400 (SPB234) / €1,600 (SPB236)

SEIKO Prospex “Seigaiha” U.S. Special Editions (references SLA053 and SLA059)

Seiko Watch of America has recently announced two amazing U.S. special edition Prospex professional diving watches with eye-catching dials highlighting the ancient “Seigaiha” pattern.

Exclusively available in the U.S. market, these diving watches from the Prospex collection combine the finest dive watch technology with centuries of tradition and craftsmanship.

Seigaiha is an ancient Japanese decorative motif in which layered concentric circles form an arched wave pattern. The two new watches, with their Seigaiha-patterned dials in vivid blue (SLA053) or deep burgundy (SLA059), add another rich element of symbolism in evoking the role of the moon in both the Shinto and Zen Buddhist traditions. The blue represents the ocean waves under moonlight and the burgundy, the first rays of sun brightening the dark seas at dawn.

Seiko Prospex Seigaiha U.S. Limited Edition, reference SLA053
Seiko Prospex Seigaiha U.S. Limited Edition, reference SLA053

These watches house Seiko’s proprietary 8L35 movement. The 26-jewel automatic 8L35, beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, provides a power reserve of approximately 50 hours and boasts manual winding capability.

Each Seigaiha U.S. Special Edition is crafted to perform flawlessly in the roughest seas. The monobloc stainless steel case ensures water resistance to a depth of 300 meters, following ISO standards for saturation diving. The black ceramic unidirectional elapsed timing bezels and screw-down crowns provide added security on deep dives, while LumiBrite coated hands, markers, bezel accents, and anti-reflective sapphire crystals enhance legibility.

The blue dial version, with black hard-coated case and black silicone strap, will be available only in a controlled-production run of 500, with the serial number engraved on each caseback, while the burgundy dial variation features a super-hard coated stainless steel bracelet with tri-fold push-button release clasp and slide adjuster, as well as an additional black silicone strap.

Both timepieces will be packaged in special collectors’ boxes, including a unique explanatory scroll and the unique gift of coordinating Seigaiha-pattern cufflinks.

The Seiko Prospex “Seigaiha” Limited Edition SLA053 ($3,200, limited edition of 500) is available from August 2021, with Special Edition SLA059 ($3,300) following in November 2021, both exclusively in the U.S. market.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Prospex Seigaiha U.S. Limited Edition, reference SLA053

Seiko Prospex Seigaiha U.S. Limited Edition, reference SLA053

Movement
Caliber 8L35
Automatic with manual winding capability
28,800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: approximately 50 hours
26 jewels

Case
High-performance one-piece stainless steel case with black hard coating
Case dimensions: Thickness – 15.4mm; Diameter – 44.3mm; Length – 50.0mm
Black ceramic uni-directional rotating elapsed timing bezel with LumiBrite accents
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface
Screw-down crown
Production serial number engraved on caseback
Water resistance: Diver’s Watch 300 meters (1,000 feet). Follows ISO standards and is suitable for saturation diving

Dial
Intense blue dial representing the ocean under moonlight in “Seigaiha” or “blue ocean waves” pattern symbolic of peace, good luck and good fortune
Date calendar
LumiBrite hands and markers

Strap
Black silicone strap

Packaging
Packaged in a special collectors’ box with coordinating Seigaiha-pattern cufflinks

Edition
Limited Edition of 500 pieces

Retail price
$3,200

Model: Seiko Prospex Seigaiha U.S. Special Edition, reference SLA053

Movement
Caliber 8L35
Automatic with manual winding capability
28,800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: approximately 50 hours
26 jewels

Case
High-performance one-piece stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Thickness – 15.4mm; Diameter – 44.3mm; Length – 50.0mm
Black ceramic uni-directional rotating elapsed timing bezel with LumiBrite accents
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface
Screw-down crown
Water resistance: Diver’s Watch 300 meters (1,000 feet). Follows ISO standards and is suitable for saturation diving.

Dial
Rich burgundy dial representing the sea at daybreak in “Seigaiha” or “blue ocean waves” pattern, symbolic of peace, good luck and good fortune
Date calendar
LumiBrite hands and markers

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
Tri-fold push button release clasp with slide adjuster
Additional black silicone strap

Packaging
Packaged in a special collectors’ box with coordinating Seigaiha-pattern cufflink

Retail price
$3,300

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Series

Seiko’s new Prospex Speedtimer Series combines the Japanese watchmaking giant’s heritage in sports timing and its leadership in chronograph technology. The collection is comprised of six models: Two automatic chronographs and four solar chronographs.

In the 1960’s, Seiko forayed into the international sports timing stage with a whole new generation of high-precision timing devices. Many international sports federations endorsed these instruments for leading sports events.

An essential factor for this success was a range of stopwatches that incorporated Seiko’s innovative “heart-shaped cam” mechanism, which provided an unparallel level of precision. Then, in 1969, Seiko introduced the Seiko Speedtimer with the innovative Caliber 6139. It was the world’s first automatic chronograph with a column wheel and vertical clutch.

Among the two automatic models, one is a limited edition watch. Featuring a white dial, the limited edition chronograph evokes the 1/5th second stopwatch from 1964. The numerals at each ten-second mark and the markings stand out prominently against the plain white dial and guarantee the same high level of legibility.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph Limited Edition SRQ035
Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph Limited Edition SRQ035, Image Credit: SEIKO

The chronograph second hand is gently curved down towards the dial so that the tip of the hand is as close as possible to the dial’s markers and extends to the tachymeter markings at the very edge of the dial, thus ensuring that elapsed time can be read accurately at a glance. The large concave pushers ensure the high operability for which the original stopwatch was renowned.

The Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph Limited Edition SRQ035 is equipped with Caliber 8R46, a brand new automatic chronograph movement. It shares the same performance attributes as Caliber 8R48 but incorporates two sub-dials instead of three and has a date window at the six o’clock position.

The vertical clutch and column wheel ensure the precision and durability which are the hallmarks of the 8R Caliber series. The escapement is lightweight and strong, thanks to the use of MEMS technology which enhances the stability of the watch’s precision. With the push of the reset button, the hands return back to zero instantly and in perfect synchronization.

The watch is presented on a stainless steel bracelet that is specially designed and constructed for the series. Its thickness, weight and low center of gravity ensure stability and a high level of comfort on the wrist. If the wearer chooses, the bracelet can be replaced with the black leather strap that is also included and whose stitching is designed to increase the durability of the strap.

In addition to the limited edition watch, a new creation with the same case and bracelet and also powered by Caliber 8R64 joins the main Prospex collection.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph SRQ037
Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph SRQ037, Image Credit: SEIKO

Its charcoal-gray dial evokes Seiko’s and Japan’s first chronograph wristwatch, the Crown Chronograph from 1964. Its beveled hour markers, sharp hour and minute hands with colored Lumibrite, chronograph pushers and the markers on the outer dial ring echo the design of the historic model.

The new series also includes four new Prospex solar chronographs powered by Caliber V192. The case shape is faithful to the original but its 39mm diameter, the combination of hairline and smooth polishing on the bracelet and the curved sapphire glass bring it right up to date.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar Chronograph
Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar Chronograph, Image Credit: SEIKO

These new solar chronographs are offered in four different dial colors; white, navy, gold and black. Their dials have a sandblast finish which ensures the high level of legibility that is a core characteristic of every Prospex watch.

All six watches in the new Speedtimer series will be available from November 2021 at the Seiko boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide.

Technical details

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph Limited Edition: SRQ035
Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph: SRQ037

Movement
Caliber 8R46, Automatic Chronograph
Column wheel and vertical clutch systems
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Jewels: 34

Exterior
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating in the inner surface
See-through caseback
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 42.5mm Thickness: 15.1mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release
Additional Calfskin strap included (SRQ035)

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €3,200 (SRQ035) / €3,000 (SRQ037)

Edition
Limited edition of 1,000 (SRQ035)

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar Chronograph: SSC813, SSC815, SSC817, SSC819

Movement
Caliber V192 Solar Chronograph
24 Hour Hand (adjustable),
Power Reserve Indicator
Solar Charging

Exterior
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating in the inner surface
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 39.0mm Thickness: 13.3mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €680

Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions: Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-interpretation (SPB259) and Presage SSA445

Celebrating its 140th anniversary, the Japanese Watchmaking Empire presents two new limited edition watches inspired by Ginza, the Tokyo district where the Seiko story began.

The Ginza district in central Tokyo was where the company’s founder, Kintaro Hattori, opened a shop selling and repairing clocks and watches in 1881. The company is still located here.

The two 140th anniversary limited editions introduced into the Prospex and Presage collections capture both the classic and modern faces of Ginza.

Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions: Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-interpretation (SPB259) and Presage SSA445
Image Credit: Seiko

Both automatic timepieces have dial patterns that echo the district’s traditional cobblestone streets but are in a blue-gray tone that also evokes the contemporary feel of the many modern and architecturally interesting buildings which define Ginza today.

The Prospex limited edition is based on the modern re-interpretation of the 1959 Alpinist watch introduced earlier this year. The intricate pattern of the dial incorporates two different sunray patterns which, as the viewing angle changes, create ever-changing impressions that capture the texture and feel of Ginza’s cobblestones.

Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions: Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-interpretation (SPB259)
Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions: Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-interpretation (SPB259), Image Credit: Seiko

The seconds hand pays homage to the district’s history with Komparu, a traditional Japanese color named after Komparu Street. This blue color with a soft green tone was first used in the middle Meiji era (1868 – 1912), instantly found favor among the many geishas who lived there and then gradually became a popular color among the public.

The Prospex 140th anniversary limited edition watch is powered by Caliber 6R35, which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. Fitted with a curved sapphire crystal glass, the watch is water resistant to 200 meters.

Limited to 3,500 pieces, this special series timepiece will be available in Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide in October 2021.

The Presage creation features the same cobblestone-inspired dial pattern and Komparu color seconds hand, but the watch has the distinguished aspect of the recently released “Style60’s” design series inspired by the 1964 Seiko Crown Chronograph.

Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions: Presage SSA445
Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions: Presage SSA445, Image Credit: Seiko

The box-shaped glass, sharp hands and faceted indexes are inherited directly from the Crown Chronograph and create a retro feel that matches perfectly with the classic dial pattern.

The opening at the 9 o’clock position affords the view of the beating of the escapement. The open-heart window is overlapped by a 24 hour sub-dial. The Presage SSA445 watch is offered as a limited edition of 4,000 and will also be available in Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide in October 2021.

Technical details

Collection: Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions

Model: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-interpretation: SPB259

Movement
Caliber 6R35
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Other specifications
Stainless steel case
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 38.0mm, Thickness: 12.9mm
Water resistance: 20 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release

Edition
Limited edition of 3,500

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €750

Model: Seiko Presage SSA445

Movement
Caliber 4R39
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 41 hours
Number of jewels: 24
24-hour indicator

Other specifications
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Box-shaped Hardlex crystal
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 40.8mm, Thickness: 12.8mm
Water resistance: 5 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Edition
Limited edition of 4,000

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €590

Seiko 5 Sports CUSTOM WATCH BEATMAKER 2021 Limited Edition

Seiko has announced the winning Seiko 5 Sports watch from the CUSTOM WATCH BEATMAKER campaign. Participants created their original Seiko 5 Sports watch by selecting and combining five watch parts on the website and voted on their favorite models.

Each watch was paired with one of 32 original pieces of music created by eight up-and-coming artists who share the same value as the brand’s concept ‘‘Show Your Style.’’ The campaign ran from October 2020 to January 2021, and the winning watch with the most ‘‘likes’’ was selected from over 48,000 original designs and won about 8,500,000 votes out of the 16,000,000 total votes worldwide.

Seiko 5 Sports CUSTOM WATCH BEATMAKER 2021 Limited Edition

This watch incorporates a gold color dial combined with a bezel with red and blue accents, adding a fresh timepiece to the Seiko 5 Sports collection. It will be available as a limited edition of 2,021 on selected Seiko Boutique Online websites in August 2021.

Technical details

Model: Seiko 5 Sports CUSTOM WATCH BEATMAKER 2021 Limited Edition: SRPH19

Movement
Caliber 4R36
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 41 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case
Stainless steel case and bracelet with three-fold clasp with secure lock & push button release
Hardlex crystal
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 42.5mm, Thickness: 13.4mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Edition
Limited edition of 2,021 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €290

Seiko Prospex 1986 Quartz Diver’s 35th Anniversary Limited Edition

In 1986, Seiko launched a diver’s watch that set a new standard. It combined Seiko’s legendary 1975 design with the 1,000 meter water resistance required for saturation diving with a quartz movement that delivered an accuracy that no mechanical diver’s watch could match. At the time, and still today, it was recognized as one of Seiko’s most important diver’s watches. Today, 35 years on, this classic Seiko Diver’s watch is re-born with new design features and upgraded professional diver’s watch specifications.

Seiko Prospex 1986 Quartz Diver's 35th Anniversary Limited Edition

This new watch inherits all the important design features and innovations which made both the 1975 mechanical and the 1986 quartz original so greatly trusted by the professional diving community. It has the 1,000m water resistance and helium resistance that saturation diving requires and incorporates the unique one-piece titanium case with its outer protector structure that makes its shock resistance so exceptional.

It also has the accordion-style strap that ensures that the watch remains tight on the wrist at every depth. The outer protector is made of zirconia ceramic, which is seven times harder than steel, further enhancing its resistance to shock. The strap is now of high grade, strong yet flexible silicone.

Seiko Prospex 1986 Quartz Diver's 35th Anniversary Limited Edition

As a new safety and design feature, the crown is marked with a vivid yellow “Lock” sign and an arrow to indicate the rotating direction. The winding stem is also in yellow so that the wearer can immediately notice if the crown is unlocked. The white hour markers stand out against the dark dial so that they are easy to read at depth.

The watch is offered with extra-strength silicone straps in both black and blue-gray, ensuring wearability both on a wetsuit and directly on the wrist. Each strap features the text “FOR SATURATION DIVING 1000m” in yellow.

Seiko Prospex 1986 Quartz Diver's 35th Anniversary Limited Edition

The watch is equipped with Seiko’s tried and trusted quartz Caliber 7C46 which delivers a high level of torque so that it can move the powerful hands that are wide, robust and Lumibrite-coated for maximum legibility. It also delivers a reassuringly long battery life of 5 years.

This Prospex watch will be available in July 2021 as a limited edition of 1,200 at selected Seiko Boutiques and retail partners worldwide.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Prospex 1986 Quartz Diver’s 35th Anniversary Limited Edition
Reference: S23635

Movement
Caliber 7C46
Driving system: quartz
Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (between 5°C and 35°C)

Case and dial
Titanium inner case
Zirconia ceramic outer protector
Sapphire crystal
Lumibrite on hands and indexes
Screw-down crown
Diameter: 49.4mm, Thickness: 16.3mm
Water resistance: 1,000m saturation diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Strap
Extra-strength silicone straps in black and blue gray

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €2,700

Edition
Limited Edition of 1,200 pieces

Seiko Presage Studio Ghibli Castle In The Sky Collaboration Limited Edition

Seiko has launched a new Presage timepiece by the now-classic fantasy-adventure Japanese animation film “Castle In The Sky.” This is the first animation feature from the world-renowned Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli, whose works have won the favor of animation fans worldwide for their imaginative, other-worldly settings, distinctive visuals and masterful storytelling.

Seiko Presage Studio Ghibli Castle In The Sky Collaboration Limited Edition

This new Seiko Presage watch captures many of the key elements of the animation in every corner of its design. The crest on the mystical levitation crystal of the heroine’s pendant is reproduced on the enamel dial, made by master craftsman Mitsuru Yokosawa and his colleagues, while the castle in the sky is illustrated on the caseback just the way it was in the picture taken by the protagonist’s father when he caught sight of the city.

Around the castle are engraved the words of the chant that is central to the story. The roman numerals, inner ring, retro hands and stitched leather strap complete the nostalgic atmosphere of this magical and evocative limited edition.

Seiko Presage Studio Ghibli Castle In The Sky Collaboration Limited Edition

The watch houses a new version of Seiko’s high-performance 6R35 movement, Caliber 6R31. Like Caliber 6R35, the movement delivers a power reserve of 70 hours and shares the same performance attributes, but without a date window.

The crystal glass is a dual-curved sapphire and is treated with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface that delivers high legibility from any angle. The exhibition case back reveals the fine finishing of the movement, and the watch is 10 bar water resistant.

The watch will be available as a limited edition of 1,200 at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide in July 2021.

The watch is offered in a special presentation box with an illustration of Laputa and carries a card message from the film’s director, Hayao Miyazaki.

Seiko Presage Studio Ghibli Castle In The Sky Collaboration Limited Edition

The key chant to the story, “Leetay Latuparita Ulus Aria Los Balu Netoreel“ or “save me and revive the eternal light” in the Laputan language, is inscribed on the caseback.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Presage Studio Ghibli Castle In The Sky Collaboration Limited Edition
Reference SPB215

Movement
Caliber 6R31
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case and dial
Stainless steel case
Enamel dial
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 40.5mm, Thickness: 12.4mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Strap
Cordovan strap with three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,500

Seiko 140th anniversary Collection: Prospex (SPB213), Presage Sharp Edged Series (SPB223), Astron GPS Solar (SSH093), and Seiko 5 Sports (SRPG47) Limited Editions

Celebrating its 140th anniversary, Seiko has created four limited edition watch models respectively from its Prospex, Astron, Presage and 5 Sports collections.

Seiko 140th anniversary Collection: Prospex (SPB213), Presage Sharp Edged Series (SPB223), Astron GPS Solar (SSH093), and Seiko 5 Sports (SRPG47) Limited Editions
Seiko 140th anniversary Collection: Prospex (SPB213), Presage Sharp Edged Series (SPB223), Astron GPS Solar (SSH093), and Seiko 5 Sports (SRPG47) 

The reference SPB213 from the Prospex collection is a modern re-interpretation of Seiko’s first ever diver’s watch from 1965. The wide hands and generously applied Lumibrite deliver high visibility while the screw-down crown and caseback ensure 200 meter water resistance. The watch case and back are shaped to sit easily on the wrist. This Seiko 140th anniversary Prospex watch model is available in a limited edition of 6,000 pieces.

The reference SPB223 from the Presage Sharp Edged Series case and bracelet incorporate flat surfaces with sharp angles. The case has a super-hard coating that protects the case and bracelet from scratches but also preserves its brilliance. The dial has an Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern that has been used for a thousand years and more in Japanese fabrics and architecture. The rich texture of the dial’s geometric pattern creates an infinite variety of shades at different angles as the light moves across it. This Seiko 140th anniversary Presage Sharp Edged Series watch is powered by the automatic GMT caliber 6R64. This timepiece is available in a limited edition of 3,500 pieces.

The case of the Astron GPS Solar reference SSH093 has the same curved silhouette and the same wide case lugs as the Quartz Astron watch of 1969 that remains one of Seiko’s most celebrated technological achievements. The design is brought right up to date with the GPS Solar Dual-Time 5X53 Caliber that adjusts to the exact time anywhere in the world, using just the power of light and offers several advanced features including high-speed time zone adjustment and a ‘Time Transfer’ function. The dial is a clean light silver color with blue accents, and the bezel is in blue ceramic. This Seiko 140th anniversary Astron GPS Solar watch is available in a limited edition of 1,400 pieces.

The reference SRPG47 features a white dial, for the very first time for Seiko 5 Sports line. Fitted with a blue bezel, this stainless steel watch houses Seiko’s trusted automatic 4R36 caliber. This 140th anniversary Seiko 5 Sports timepiece is available in a limited edition of 11,000 pieces.

All four watches will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide in May 2021.

Technical details

Collection: Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions

Model: Prospex First Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation, SPB213

Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions - Prospex First Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation: SPB213

Movement
Caliber 6R35
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case and bracelet
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back. Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 40.5mm, Thickness: 13.2mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock and extender

Edition
Limited edition of 6,000 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,250

Model: Presage Sharp Edged Series, SPB223

Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions - Presage Sharp Edged Series: SPB223

Movement
Caliber 6R64
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 29

Case and bracelet
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 42.2mm, Thickness: 13.7mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic Resistance: 4,800 A/m
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Edition
Limited edition of 3,500 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,450

Model: Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time 5X53, SSH093

Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions - Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time 5X53: SSH093

Movement
Caliber 5X53
GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
Dual-Time with AM/PM indication
Perpetual calendar correct to the year 2100
Automatic DST adjustment function
High Speed Time Zone Adjustment
Time Transfer Function
Signal reception result indication
World time function (39 time zones)
Power save function
Accuracy: +/– 15 seconds per month (without receiving a GPS signal and at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C)

Case and bracelet
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Ceramic bezel
Dual-curved Sapphire crystal with super-clear coating
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 42.7mm, Thickness: 13.3mm
Easy adjust three-fold clasp with push button release

Edition
Limited edition of 1,400 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €2,300

Model: Seiko 5 Sports SRPG47

Seiko 5 Sports: SRPG47

Movement
Caliber 4R36
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 41 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case and bracelet
Stainless steel case and bracelet with three-fold clasp with secure lock & push button release
Hardlex crystal
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 42.5mm, Thickness: 13.4mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Edition
Limited edition of 11,000 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €300

Seiko Prospex The Naomi Uemura 80th Anniversary Limited Edition

Japanese watchmaker Seiko presents the Naomi Uemura 80th Anniversary Limited Edition watch, a re-interpretation of the Seiko 1970 diver’s watch worn by the Japanese adventurer, Naomi Uemura, in the years 1974 to 1976 when he completed a 12,500km solo dog-sled run from Greenland to Alaska.

This 1970 diver’s watch had a flowing case design with an asymmetrical extension that protected the crown at the four o’clock position. With its solid construction, 150 meter water resistance, luminous hands and indexes, it was perfect for those who required a timepiece with exceptional strength and visibility.

2021 marks the 80th anniversary of Naomi Uemura’s birth. To mark this event, Seiko created a modern re-interpretation of this much-respected diver’s watch commemorates the adventurer’s life and his exceptional achievements.

Seiko Prospex The Naomi Uemura 80th Anniversary Limited Edition: SLA049

This commemorative watch echoes the design of the 1970 original but is thoroughly modern in execution. The patterned dial evokes the mountainous terrain that Uemura so loved, and the dial and bezel are in the blue tones of the earth’s upper atmospheric layers. Uemura was the first person in the world to reach the summits of the highest mountains on all five continents.

Seiko Prospex The Naomi Uemura 80th Anniversary Limited Edition: SLA049

The case sides are carefully polished and the watch is presented on a five row steel bracelet to create a modern sharp profile. Thanks to the positioning of the calendar between four and five o’clock, all twelve hour markers have a generous coating of Lumibrite, as do the hands, to maximise legibility in the dark.

The curved extension of the case fully protects the screw-down crown. This Uemura inspired timepiece is powered by Caliber 8L35, which was designed especially for diver’s watches by the watchmakers at the Shizukuishi Watch Studio in northern Japan. The case has a super-hard coating to protect the watch from scratches and the crystal is a dual curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface to ensure high legibility from every angle.

Seiko Prospex The Naomi Uemura 80th Anniversary Limited Edition: SLA049

The watch has enhanced water resistance to 200 meters. An alternative silicone strap that has the same train track pattern as the original is also offered. The case back is engraved with Uemura’s name and carries the individual watch’s serial number.

Seiko Prospex The Naomi Uemura 80th Anniversary Limited Edition: SLA049

This watch will be available as a limited edition of 1,200 at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide in July 2021.

In addition to the limited edition that commemorates the 80th anniversary of Naomi Uemura’s birth, a gray dialed version joins the Prospex collection. The watch shares the same textured pattern dial as the limited edition but is in a charcoal gray color that is similar to the 1970 original.

Seiko Prospex The 1970’s Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation: SLA051

It shares the same case design, features and specifications as the commemorative watch and will also be available at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide in July 2021.

Technical details

Series: Seiko Prospex The 1970’s Diver’s Modern Re-interpretations

Models

  • Seiko Prospex The Naomi Uemura 80th Anniversary Limited Edition: SLA049
  • Seiko Prospex The 1970’s Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation: SLA051

Movement
Caliber 8L35
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Number of jewels: 26

Case and bracelet
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back. Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 44.0mm, Thickness: 13.0mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock and extender Silicone strap included (SLA049)

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €3,200 (SLA049) and €3,000 (SLA051)

Edition
Limited edition of 1,200 pieces (SLA049)

Seiko Astron GPS Solar KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS Limited Edition

Seiko has partnered with KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS to create an Astron GPS Solar watch that fuses the functionality of the state-of-the art Dual-Time 5X53 Caliber with a design inspired by their signature icon Ludens.

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS is a creative studio led by game creator Hideo Kojima established in Tokyo, Japan in December 2015 under the slogan FROM SAPIENS TO LUDENS. The studio’s first game “DEATH STRANDING”, which featured world-renowned actors, was released on November 8th, 2019 for PlayStation®, and the PC version followed on July 14th, 2020. The title has received accolades from around the world and won numerous awards since its release.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS Limited Edition

The Seiko Astron GPS Solar KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS Limited Edition watch’s design incorporates several design elements inspired by Ludens’ suit and the interwoven pattern on the dial reflects the texture of his carbon face mask motif. Gold color accents echo the metal parts of the suit, including the interlocking design of the two sub-dials.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS Limited Edition

The iconic studio logo is printed both at the 9 o’clock position and on the case back. On the bezel, the UTC codes are in the same font as KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS’ logo and the studio’s signature FROM SAPIENS TO LUDENS is discreetly engraved on the bezel side at the 6 o’clock position.

The interlocking sub-dials are inspired by the hinges of Ludens’ suit. The cut-outs in the hour and minute hands echo its flag spear’s design. The watch is presented in a special box which includes a message card from Hideo Kojima himself and the art director of the company.

The watch connects up to twice a day to the GPS network to maintain its precision, it adjusts automatically to Daylight Saving Time and, when the wearer changes time zone, he or she simply pushes a button and the hands move to the correct local time, thanks to the system that moves the hour, minute, and seconds hands independently. Caliber 5X even gives the wearer the ability to change the main time display instantly from home to local time and vice versa.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS Limited Edition

The watch is offered as a limited edition of 1,000 and will be available at selected Seiko Boutiques and retailers in June 2021.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Astron GPS Solar KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS Limited Edition
Reference SSH097

Movement
Caliber 5X53
GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
Dual-Time with AM/PM indication
Perpetual calendar correct to Feb 2100
Automatic DST adjustment function
High Speed Time Zone Adjustment
Time Transfer Function
Signal reception result indication
World time function (39 time zones)
Power save function
Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (without receiving a GPS signal and at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C)

Case and bracelet
Titanium case with super-hard black coating
Titanium bracelet with gray color plating
Easy adjust three-fold clasp with push button release
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 42.8mm, Thickness: 14.7mm
Water resistance: 20 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series GMT

Introduced in 2020, the Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series captured the simplicity and refinement of traditional Japanese aesthetics in its delicately textured dial and gave it a modern edge with its sharp and angular case construction. This year, the brand expands this series by adding four new models endowed with GMT function.

These timepieces feature crisp profile, strong lines and angular surfaces. The bracelet has been re-designed to create a multi-dimensional sharp feel that matches the dynamism of the case, and the lugs end with an angled cut to emphasize the modernity of the design. The precisely engineered and polished surfaces and the crisp edges of the case’s silhouette contrast with the hairline finish for a pleasingly multi-dimensional effect. The sharp angles of the hands and indexes enhance the legibility of the dial.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series GMT

The indexes are crafted to allow the light to play across the dial as they have two different finishes, textured on the top and polished on the sides. Even the GMT hand has a sharp and powerful design to match the angularity of the case. All four watches have a super-hard coating that protects both case and bracelet from scratches and endows it with a long-lasting brilliance.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series GMT

The new creations all feature dials with the delicate Asanoha, or hemp leaf, pattern that has been used in Japanese fabrics and elsewhere ever since the Heian period over a thousand years ago. The dials’ sharply edged geometric pattern and rich texture present an ever-changing aspect as the light plays across them at different angles. Each dial is in a different traditional Japanese color; Aitetsu, or indigo iron, Tokiwa, the color of evergreen trees, Sumi-iro, the tone of black Japanese ink, and Hihada-iro, a reddish-brown color first derived from the bark of the Japanese cypress tree.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series GMT

All four watches are powered by the Automatic Caliber 6R64. The GMT hand on each is in a different color to stand out clearly from each dial and, like the hands and indexes, has a generous layer of Lumibrite, to ensure legibility. The GMT hand can also be used as a dual time indicator, with the hour hand being adjustable even as the minute and seconds hands continue to mark time.

The dial rings are in two colors to separate the night and day hours at a glance. The date is shown on a sub-dial at the six o’clock position and there is a power reserve indicator at nine o’clock. The glass is sapphire crystal and the exhibition case back, also in sapphire, reveals the beauty of the movement.

All four watches will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail stores worldwide in May 2021.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series GMT

References
SPB217
SPB219
SPB221
SPB225

Movement
Caliber 6R64
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 29
GMT function / Independent hour hand adjustment function

Case and bracelet
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 42.2mm, Thickness: 13.7mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic Resistance: 4,800 A/m
Stainless Steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €1,450

Seiko Prospex The 1959 Alpinist Re-creation Limited Edition

Introduced in 1959, the Seiko Laurel Alpinist watch marked the Japanese watch company’s entry into the sports watch category. Since then, the Alpinist watch has been highly sought after by mountain climbers, recreational/field sports enthusiasts and watch collectors.

The original 1959 Alpinist watch had a screw-back case to prevent dust or sand particles from entering the case. It had a sturdy leather cuff band to protect the watch from perspiration. The indexes and the hour and minute hands all had luminous inserts ensuring high legibility in the dark, and the name Alpinist was evoked in the mountain-shaped markers at the three, six, nine, and twelve o’clock positions.

These four clearly differentiated markers represented the four main points on a compass and, with the specially designed marker at twelve o’clock, allowed the time to be read safely and correctly at any angle. This was a feature that became central to the design of many subsequent Seiko sports watches and remains so still today.

This year, Seiko is introducing a recreation of the legendary Alpinist watch. Belongs to the Prospex collection, the recreation brings the 1959 Alpinist back to life in every detail. The generously sized markers are, as before, set against a black gloss dial. White minute markers form an inner ring on the dial base, just as on the original.

The indexes and the hour and minute hands are coated with Lumibrite for legibility in the dark. The glass is a box-shaped sapphire crystal that re-creates the gentle feel of the original watch’s characteristic domed glass. The watch is presented on a leather strap that has the same jagged stitch design as its predecessor.

Seiko Prospex The 1959 Alpinist Re-creation, Reference SJE085

While the re-creation is faithful to the original design, it has been brought right up to date in technology and has the high specifications and functionality for which Prospex is renowned. It now incorporates a date window between four and five o’clock and is water resistant to 10 bar.

The box-shaped sapphire crystal is treated with an anti-reflective coating on the inner surface, delivering high legibility. The watch is powered by the slimline Caliber 6L35 which has a power reserve of 45 hours. Despite the addition of a date and the enhanced performance, the case is just 1.0mm thicker.

The re-creation will be available as a limited edition of 1,959 at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide in August 2021.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Prospex The 1959 Alpinist Re-creation, Reference SJE085

Movement
Caliber 6L35
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second) Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 26

Case and strap
Stainless steel case
Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating Screw case back
Diameter: 36.6mm, Thickness: 11.1mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Calf strap with cuff band

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €3,000 Limited edition of 1,959

Three Modern Re-Interpretations

In addition to the limited edition, three other new watches pay homage to the 1959 Alpinist. They are inspired by the original watch’s distinctive design but are modern in their execution and, of course, up to date in technology, form and function. Lumibrite is applied to all three hands and the indexes that rest on silver bases to create a multi-dimensional effect. The cases are polished to creating a modern look, especially when combined with the gently rounded contour of the dial and case.

Seiko Prospex The 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-interpretation

All three watches are powered by Caliber 6R35 which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. The glass is a curved sapphire crystal that is resistant to scratches and the watches are all water resistant to 20 bar. Two watches are offered on stainless steel bracelets while the green dial version comes with a leather strap.

Belong to the Prospex collection, these watches will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide in August 2021.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Prospex The 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-interpretation

References
SPB241
SPB243
SPB245

Movement
Caliber 6R35
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case and strap
Stainless steel case
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 38.0mm, Thickness: 12.9mm
Water resistance: 20 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release (SPB241, SPB243)
Horse strap with three-fold clasp with push button release (SPB245)

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €750 (SPB241, SPB243), €730 (SPB245)

Seiko 140th Anniversary Collection: Series of Prospex, Presage and Astron watches inspired by the landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes of Japan

When Kintaro Hattori founded his company in 1881, he was just 21 years old. During his fifty years at the helm, Seiko became the leading watch company in Japan, with its own design and production facilities. In 2021, the brand is celebrating its 140th anniversary. Throughout this year, Seiko will release a series of creations that embody the spirit of Kintaro’s words and honor the 140th anniversary of the founding of his company.

The celebrations start with a series of Prospex, Presage and Astron watches inspired by the landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes of Japan.

Seiko Prospex diver’s watches inspired by the island of Iriomote (SPB207, SLA047 and SSC807)

The island of Iriomote in Okinawa Prefecture attracts divers from all over Japan and elsewhere. Its abundant coral reefs teem with marine life but the island’s special charm lies in the primeval and pristine mangrove forests that surround it. Further, Iriomote is home to several species of flora and fauna that are rare and, in some instances, unique to the island. With its reefs, jungle, mangrove forests, beaches, rivers and waterfalls, Iriomote is an island of rich and varied beauty whose verdant nature is reflected in the deep green of the dials in this new series of timepieces.

Seiko Prospex diver’s watches inspired by the island of Iriomote (SPB207, SLA047 and SSC807)

The two mechanical watches in this Iriomote-inspired series are based on Seiko’s celebrated 1968 diver’s. One is a 300 meter water resistant, eight beat diver’s watch with a unique onepiece case structure. Suitable for saturation as well as air diving, it is made, assembled and adjusted by the skilled craftsmen and women of Shizukuishi and powered by Caliber 8L35, which was created especially for diver’s watches. The second mechanical watch is a contemporary reinvention of the 1968 original. It houses a six beat caliber and is 200 meter water resistant.

Both are offered as limited editions, of 3,000 and 6,000 respectively. The third watch in the series is a 200m solar chronograph. It, too, is a limited edition of 4,000. All three are presented on stainless steel bracelets but are also accompanied by an extra silicone strap. All three watches will be available in March at Seiko Boutiques and selected Seiko retailers worldwide.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series automatic watch, Reference SPB205: Inspired by the Tokyo dawn

Created in 2020, the Presage Sharp Edged Series combines flat surfaces with sharp angles that, together, allow the watch to sparkle wherever the light strikes. Like others in this series, this new creation has an Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern that has been used for a thousand years and more in Japanese fabrics.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series automatic watch, Reference SPB205: Inspired by the Tokyo dawn

The gold color accents of the indexes and hands are set onto a black dial so as to be reminiscent of the sunlight that illuminates Tokyo in the early dawn. Whether on the stainless steel bracelet or the alternative black leather strap that is also included, this automatic Presage timepiece offers a very different, modern perspective on Japanese aesthetics. It is a limited edition of 4,000 and will be available in February at Seiko Boutiques and selected Seiko retailers worldwide.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time 5X53, Reference SSH083: Inspired by the beauty of cherry blossom by night

The Japanese enchantment with cherry blossom extends far beyond the daylight hours. Yozakura is the name given to these ephemeral but beautiful flowers when, seen under a star-lit sky, they give an ethereal and magical glow to the space around them. With a black case and bracelet acting as the night sky, the purple dial with its pink hue captures the beauty of Yozakura. This subtly colored dial becomes darker towards the six o’clock position, adding a mysterious depth and enhancing the illusion that it is a gentle spring evening in Japan.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time 5X53, Reference SSH083: Inspired by the beauty of cherry blossom by night

The case has the same curved silhouette and the same wide case lugs as the 1969 Quartz Astron and houses the latest and most advanced GPS Solar Dual-Time Caliber 5X53 which adjusts to the exact time anywhere in the world, using just the power of light and offers both high speed time zone adjustment and time transfer functions.

This unique Astron watch will be available as a limited edition of 1,500 at Seiko Boutiques and selected Seiko retailers worldwide in February 2021.

Technical details

Collection: Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions

Model: Prospex Automatic Diver’s: SLA047

Movement
Caliber 8L35
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Number of jewels: 26

Exterior
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 300m saturation diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 44.3mm, Thickness: 15.4mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock and slide adjuster
An extra-strength silicone strap is included

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €3,300

Edition
Limited Edition of 3,000 pieces

Model: Prospex 1968 Automatic Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation: SPB207

Movement
Caliber 6R35
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Exterior
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back. Screw-down crown
Diameter: 42.0mm, Thickness: 12.5mm
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock and extender
A silicone strap is included

Edition
Limited edition of 6,000 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,400

Model: Prospex Solar Chronograph SSC807

Movement
Caliber V192
Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month
Chronograph up to 60 minutes in 1/5 second
Date display
Power reserve indicator

Exterior
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Sapphire crystal
Screw case back. Screw-down crown
Diameter: 44.5mm, Thickness: 13.7mm
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock and extender
A silicone strap is included

Edition
Limited edition of 4,000 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €790

Model: Presage Sharp Edged Series, SPB205

Movement
Caliber 6R35
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Exterior
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard black coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 39.3mm, Thickness: 11.1mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic Resistance: 4,800 A/m
Three-fold clasp with push button release
A calf strap is included

Edition
Limited edition of 4,000 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,190

Model: Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time 5X53, Reference SSH083

Movement
Caliber 5X53
GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
Dual-Time with AM/PM indication
Perpetual calendar correct to February 2100
Automatic DST adjustment function
High Speed Time Zone Adjustment
Time Transfer Function
Signal reception result indication
World time function (39 time zones)
Power save function
Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (without receiving a GPS signal and at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C)

Exterior
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard black coating
Dual-curved Sapphire crystal with super-clear coating
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 42.7mm, Thickness: 13.3mm
Easy adjust three-fold clasp with push button release

Edition
Limited edition of 1,500 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €2,300

Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition – Re-creation of King Seiko KSK (SJE083)

To mark its 140th anniversary in 2021, Seiko Watch Corporation created a re-creation of the iconic King Seiko KSK watch.

Introduced in 1965, the King Seiko KSK was the second series of the legendary King Seiko watch. With a distinctive, angular profile, this manual wound watch featured a different design compared to the gentle rounded contours of the first King Seiko creation. Its flat surfaces and multi-faceted corners caught the light from any angle and gave the watch a new and striking brilliance. With its water resistance and hacking seconds hand, it offered a high level of practicality which.

Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition - Re-creation of King Seiko KSK (SJE083)
Image Credit: SEIKO

The new re-creation boasts all the distinct design features of the 1965 KSK watch. The combination of the flat dial with the faceted indexes and broad, sharp hands re-creates the refined elegance of the original. The sharp, bold faceted lugs feature large flat planes and razor sharp angles and are Zaratsu polished to a distortion-free mirror finish.

Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition, Re-creation of King Seiko KSK
Image Credit: SEIKO

Just as on the first KSK, the index at twelve o’clock has a bright sparkle thanks to the way it is intricately faceted. The case back carries the King Seiko name and the same shield design as the original and the buckle, too, is an accurate reproduction. The Seiko name and a “W” mark that signifies the KSK’s water-resistance appear on the crown.

Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition - Re-creation of King Seiko KSK (SJE083)
Image Credit: SEIKO

While the re-creation is faithful in every aspect to the original design, it is completely up-to date in technology, function and form. Even with an automatic movement and the addition of a date window, the new watch retains its slim profile and is just 0.5mm thicker than the original, thanks to the thinness of Caliber 6L35.

The case is slightly wider than the original at 38.1mm and the crystal is a boxed-shaped sapphire with an anti-reflective coating in the inner surface that delivers high legibility from any angle. The case’s durability is also enhanced by the super-hard coating which protects the watch from scratches.

The King Seiko KSK re-creation will be available from January 2021 as a limited edition of 3,000 at Seiko boutiques and at selected retail partners worldwide.

Technical details

Model: Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition, Re-creation of King Seiko KSK

Movement
Caliber 6L35
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 26

Case
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back
Diameter: 38.1mm, Thickness: 11.4mm
Water resistance: 5 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Strap
Crocodile strap

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €3,400

Edition
Limited edition of 3,000 pieces

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Kintaro Hattori 160th Anniversary Limited Edition

Seiko has created a special edition Astron GPS Solar watch to mark the 160th birth anniversary of Kintaro Hattori, the visionary founder of Seiko.

Seiko’s founder Kintaro Hattori was born in 1860 in central Tokyo, Japan. At the age of just 17, he set up his own timepiece repair business at his home and, just four years later, he founded his own company K. Hattori for repairing, importing and selling clocks and watches. In 1892, Hattori established the Seikosha Factory.

Under his leadership, his small venture grew to be Japan’s pre-eminent timepiece manufacturer. In 2020, Seiko is celebrating the life, career and achievements of its founder with a limited edition watch that exemplifies to perfection Kintaro’s vision that Seiko should always be “One step ahead of the rest”. Seiko has selected its most advanced watch collection, the Astron GPS Solar, to create this special edition watch.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Kintaro Hattori 160th Anniversary Limited Edition

The watch case and bracelet are in titanium with a scratch-resistant hard-coating. The bezel is made from Zirconia ceramic and has sixteen facets, one for each decade since Kintaro’s birth.

The case back carries Kintaro’s name and three reminders of his legacy. The trademark “S” that he registered in 1900 occupies the center of the case back. His motto “One step ahead of the rest” appears above it and the name Seiko which was first used in 1924 takes pride of place on the rim. Kintaro’s name, the ‘S’ mark and his motto share the case back with each watch’s individual serial number.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Kintaro Hattori 160th Anniversary Limited Edition

The watch is offered in a special presentation box with a commemorative “S” mark badge and includes a card carrying a message from Kintaro’s great-grandson and the company’s current Chairman & CEO, Shinji Hattori.

The Kintaro Hattori 160th Anniversary watch be available in the month of Kintaro’s birth, October, at Seiko Boutiques and at selected retail partners worldwide.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Astron GPS Solar Kintaro Hattori 160th Anniversary Limited Edition (SSH073)

Movement
Caliber 5X53
GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
Dual-Time with AM/PM indication
Perpetual calendar correct to Feb 2100
Automatic DST adjustment function
High Speed Time Zone Adjustment
Time Transfer Function
Signal reception result indication
World time function (39 time zones)
Power save function
Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (without receiving a GPS signal and at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C)

Case and strap
Titanium case and bracelet with super-hard black coating Zirconia ceramic bezel
Three-fold clasp with push button release
A crocodile strap is also included.
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating Diameter: 42.8mm, Thickness: 15.6mm
Water resistance: 20 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Edition
Limited edition of 2,500 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €4,000

Seiko 5 Sports NARUTO & BORUTO Limited Edition

Seiko presents seven new Seiko 5 Sports creations inspired by two leading Japanese animations, NARUTO and BORUTO.

NARUTO was first broadcasted in Japan in 2002 and then introduced abroad, and has since fascinated fans throughout the world. BORUTO is the sequel to the series and centers on Naruto’s son, Boruto Uzumaki, whose adventure continues today.

Seiko 5 Sports NARUTO & BORUTO Limited Edition watch collection

Each of the seven special edition Seiko 5 Sports models captures both animations’ central characters: Naruto, Sasuke, Shikamaru, Lee, Gaara from NARUTO, and Boruto and Sarada from BORUTO. The series will be available worldwide at Seiko Boutiques and selected retailing partners in December as limited editions of 6,500 each.

Seiko 5 Sports Naruto Uzumaki (Ref. SRPF70)

Seiko 5 Sports Naruto Uzumaki (Ref. SRPF70) limited edition watch
Seiko 5 Sports Naruto Uzumaki (Ref. SRPF70)

This watch’s design evokes Naruto’s iconic Ninja outfit, and the worn-like bezel and case reflect the tough training required to become a Hokage, a title bestowed on the leader of the Hidden Leaf Village where Naruto belongs. The bezel ring plate is designed after his forehead protector which is engraved with the symbol of his village.

His iconic Jutsu (Ninja technique) “Rasengan” inspires the spiral pattern of the dial. The nine orange indexes hint at the Nine-Tails sealed in himself while the 12 o’clock position index represents the pendant he inherited from Tsunade, a senior Hokage of his village. The Uzumaki Clan’s Kamon, or Japanese emblem used to decorate and identify an individual, family, or institution, is printed on the case back.

Seiko 5 Sports Sasuke Uchiha (Ref. SRPF69)

Seiko 5 Sports Sasuke Uchiha (Ref. SRPF69) limited edition watch
Seiko 5 Sports Sasuke Uchiha (Ref. SRPF69)

Naruto’s friend and rival, Sasuke is captured in every detail of this blue dialed watch. His trademark Jutsu “Chidori” is reflected in the dial pattern, in which the Jutsu’s hand sign is discretely highlighted on the one, three and eight o’ clock positions.

The horizontal line on the Hidden Leaf Village symbol on the bezel represents the scar marked on his forehead protector by Naruto, and the watch crown is engraved the Clan’s unique “Sharingan” sign. On the case back is printed the Uchiha Clan’s Kamon.

Seiko 5 Sports Shikamaru Nara (Ref. SRPF75)

Seiko 5 Sports Shikamaru Nara (Ref. SRPF75) limited edition watch
Seiko 5 Sports Shikamaru Nara (Ref. SRPF75)

Shikamaru’s “Shadow Possession Jutsu” is perfectly reflected in the dial of this watch. The Black color scheme with green accents and the mesh-like dial ring are consistent with the character’s attire. The indexes are designed in the shape of his favorite Shogi game pieces, and the case back carries the Nara Clan’s Kamon.

Seiko 5 Sports Rock Lee (Ref. SRPF73)

Seiko 5 Sports Rock Lee (Ref. SRPF73) limited edition watch
Seiko 5 Sports Rock Lee (Ref. SRPF73)

The color combination is reminiscent of Lee’s trademark jumpsuit and leg warmers. The bezel reflects on one side the bandages of his arms and thigh, and on the other, the “The Eight Inner Gates,” of which Lee had managed to open up to the fifth gate to obtain the extraordinary “Hidden Lotus”. On the case back are the kanji characters meaning “Guts” as found on his heavy ankle weights.

Seiko 5 Sports Gaara (Ref. SRPF71)

Seiko 5 Sports Gaara (Ref. SRPF71) limited edition watch
Seiko 5 Sports Gaara (Ref. SRPF71)

The brown case and the pressed pattern of the dial are inspired by sand, and the kanji character for “love” at the one o’clock position brings Gaara and the One-Tailed sealed inside him to life. The pattern inspired by the mark on his gourd is seen on both the dial ring and case back.

Seiko 5 Sports Boruto Uzumaki (Ref. SRPF65)

Seiko 5 Sports Boruto Uzumaki (Ref. SRPF65) limited edition watch
Seiko 5 Sports Boruto Uzumaki (Ref. SRPF65)

Inheriting his father Naruto’s Jutsu “Rasengan”, the dial has the same spiral pattern in black. The color of his costume is reflected in the vivid pink color accents on the strap and seconds hand. The 12 o’clock index is inspired by a bolt as seen in the animation’s logo. The Uzumaki Clan’s Kamon is printed on the case back.

Seiko 5 Sports Sarada Uchiha (Ref. SRPF67)

Seiko 5 Sports Sarada Uchiha (Ref. SRPF67) limited edition watch
Seiko 5 Sports Sarada Uchiha (Ref. SRPF67)

The “Fire Style: Fire Ball Jutsu” Sarada inherited from her father Sasuke, is expressed in the red gradation dial. The single Tomoe mark on the 5 o’clock position indicates she is still a young Ninja in training in pursuit of improving her “Sharingan”. The two-tone bezel is symbolic of how she has inherited both her father Sasuke and her mother Sakura’s characteristics as a Ninja. The Uchiha Clan’s Kamon is printed on both the bezel and the case back.

The movement powering these special edition timepieces is the tried and trusted automatic Caliber 4R36, with 24 jewels, optional manual-winding, a 41 hour power reserve and a hacking second hand.

All Seiko 5 Sports Naruto & Boruto Limited Edition watches are water resistant to 10 bar and have see-through case backs. Each watch will come with a box inspired by the Earth and Heaven Scrolls from the Chunin Exams, a widescale examination used to test the skill of junior Ninja.

Technical details

Collection: Seiko 5 Sports Naruto & Boruto Limited Edition

Movement
Caliber 4R36
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 41 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case
Stainless steel case (SRPF65,67,69)
Stainless steel case with yellow gold color plating (SRPF70)
Stainless steel case with black hard-coating (SRPF73,75)
Stainless steel case with brown color plating (SRPF71)
Hardlex crystal
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 42.5mm, Thickness: 13.4mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Strap
Nylon strap

Edition
Limited editions of 6,500 each

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €480

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series

Inspired by some of the beautiful Japanese decorative patterns, Seiko has created a new series of watches within its Presage collection. Featuring textured dials highlighted with Japanese Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern, these new timepieces proudly carry a powerful and fresh expression of Japanese artistry.

These timepieces feature traditional, high quality round cases made from stainless steel. On closer inspection, you will discover the real beauty of the watch thanks to its sharply angled case structure and the delicate design of the textured dial.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series

The case and bracelet of these watches incorporate a unique design featuring many precise and polished flat surfaces. The sharpness of this design allows the watch to shine and sparkle from every angle. Three of the four watches in the new series have a super-hard coating that protects the case and bracelet from scratches and also endows it with a long-lasting brilliance.

The dial incorporates a Japanese Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern, familiar in Japanese culture for its use in design since the Heian period over a thousand years ago. The rich texture and intricacy of the dial’s sharply edged geometric pattern create a subtle color gradation as they play with the light at different angles.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series 2

The series comprises four new watches, each offering a dial with a different traditional Japanese color; Shironeri, an unbleached silky white, Aitetsu, or indigo iron, Tokiwa, the color of evergreen trees and Susutake, a brown-toned smoked bamboo. The watches are all powered by the 24 jewel Caliber 6R35 which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. The glass material is sapphire crystal, and the exhibition case back, also in sapphire, reveals the delicate finishing of the movement.

All four watches from the Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series are available from September 2020 at Seiko Boutiques and selected retail stores worldwide.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series

References
SPB165: Shironeri
SPB167: Aitetsu
SPB169: Tokiwa
SPB170: Susutake

Movement
Caliber 6R35
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating (SPB165, 167, 169)
Stainless steel case with rose gold color plating (SPB170)
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 39.3mm, Thickness: 11.1mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic Resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet/strap
Stainless Steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release (SPB165, 167, 169)
Horse strap with three-fold clasp with push button release (SPB170)

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €990

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V Limited Edition

Seiko expands its popular Seiko 5 Sports by introducing STREET FIGHTER V, inspired by the latest edition of the world-famous Player VS Player fighting game, STREET FIGHTER.

Originally introduced in 1968, the Seiko 5 Sports is an affordable mechanical watch collection with sporty characteristics. Last year, Seiko re-imagined this collection by presenting new generation timepieces with more contemporary flavor. In 2020, the Japanese watchmaker is releasing six new Seiko 5 Sports timepieces inspired by the characters (Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Zangief and Blanka) of STREET FIGHTER game.

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V RYU (SRPF19)

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V RYU (SRPF19)

The watch’s design is inspired by his classic “do-gi” Judo uniform, and the scratch-like marks across the bezel reflect the tough training required of Ryu to become a “true fighter”. At the 9 o’clock position is a simplified version of the iconic “Furinkazan” kanji characteristics on his gloves, which signify “as swift as the wind, as gentle as forest, as fierce as fire and as unshakable as the mountain.” These four characters are also printed on the back of the strap while the controller command for his special move, “Hadoken” is discreetly printed on the case back.

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V KEN (SRPF20)

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V KEN (SRPF20)

Ken’s costume and blond hair are captured in the watch’s red and yellow color scheme, and his costume design is also reflected in the dial. At the reverse side of the strap end is the logo of his company, the Masters Foundation, showing another side to his identity. The command for one of the most known moves of the game, “Shoryuken” is printed on the case back.

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V CHUN-LI (SRPF17)

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V CHUN-LI (SRPF17)

The combination of blue and gold brings to life Chun-Li’s China dress. The same design on her dress collar is at 12 o’clock, and her spike bracelet inspires the indexes at six and nine o’clock. The beautiful dragon pattern on her waist belt is printed on the strap back, and her special move “Spinning Bird Kick” command is printed on the case back.

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V GUILE (SRPF21)

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V GUILE (SRPF21)

Guile’s uniform as Major of the US Air Force inspires the military camouflage-patterned dial and patch at the 6 o’clock position. At 9 o’clock is the “dog tag” of his best friend Charlie Nash that he keeps with him to cheer him up and stay sharp during fights. On the case back is printed the command for Guile’s special move, “Sonic boom”.

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V ZANGIEF (SRPF24)

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V ZANGIEF (SRPF24)

The dial’s design reflects the power of Zangief’s muscular body. The circular pressed pattern is reminiscent of his special move “Cyclone Lariat”. The large, bold Arabic figures and indexes, as well as the calendar display with a magnifying lens add impact to the watch. Its nylon strap is a perfect expression of Zangief’s wrist band. The case back carries the command of his move “Screw Pile Driver”.

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V BLANKA (SRPF23)

Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V BLANKA (SRPF23)

The bezel’s electric discharge pattern captures one of Blanka’s special moves, “Electric Thunder”. The dial’s pressed spinning design is based on Blanka’s iconic rolling attacks, and the indexes are in the image of his sharp and powerful teeth. An affectionate “Blanka Chan” doll’s image is printed on the back of the nylon strap end. The case back is printed the command for his special move, “Electric Thunder”.

The STREET FIGHTER V timepieces are driven by Seiko’s automatic Caliber 4R36, with 24 jewels, optional manual-winding, a 41 hour power reserve and a hacking second hand. All timepieces are water resistant to 10 bar and have see-through case backs.

The STREET FIGHTER V series will be available worldwide at Seiko Boutiques and selected retailing partners in September as limited editions of 9,999 each.

Technical details

Collection: Seiko 5 Sports STREET FIGHTER V Limited Edition

Movement
Caliber: 4R36
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 41 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case, dial and strap
Stainless steel case (SRPF17, SRPF19, SRPF21, SRPF23)
Stainless steel case with yellow gold color plating (SRPF24)
Stainless steel case with black hard-coating and yellow gold color plating (SRPF20)
Canvas and calf strap (SRPF19, SRPF20)
Calf strap (SRPF17, SRPF21)
Nylon strap (SRPF23, SRPF24)
Hardlex crystal
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 42.5mm, Thickness: 13.4mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Edition
Limited editions of 9,999 each

Retail price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: 450 euro

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Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial Limited Edition Inspired by Suigetsu

After the success of their Presage Arita porcelain dial models launched in 2019, Seiko now presents new limited edition Presage Arita porcelain dial version inspired by the beauty of the moon reflected in water.

This new Presage automatic watch features another Arita porcelain dial whose design is inspired by the Japanese tradition of Suigetsu, which celebrates the beauty of the moon when it is reflected in water. The strong blue hands and hour markers stand out against the delicate white texture of the dial to give the watch a unique beauty.

Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial Limited Edition Inspired by Suigetsu

The dials are produced by master craftsman Hiroyuki Hashiguchi and his colleagues at an experienced manufacturer in Arita that has been making porcelain since 1830. To give the dials the strength required for a watch, the craftsmen use a type of Arita porcelain specially formulated to be harder and more durable than traditional porcelain. A very precise casting mold is used to achieve the difficult task of giving each dial the precise dimensions required to fit perfectly into a wristwatch.

While in traditional Arita porcelain a special glaze is applied to create its distinctive subtle blue sheen, a clear, transparent glaze is used for the dial of this new watch to allow the natural whiteness of the porcelain material to shine through. This pure white porcelain, called Hakuji, echoes the delicate reflection of the moon on water, and creates a sharp contrast with the blue of the hands, roman numerals and sub-dials. The combination of the blue color with the white Arita porcelain lends the watch a uniquely Japanese aesthetic that captures the transient yet memorable beauty of the time-honored tradition of Suigetsu.

Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial Limited Edition Inspired by Suigetsu

This limited edition watch is equipped with the Caliber 6R27. It beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and provides a power reserve up to 45 hours. This high performance movement can be admired through the exhibition case back.

The crystal is a dual-curved sapphire that delivers high legibility from any angle. The watch is 10 bar (100 meters) water resistant and is presented on a crocodile strap with a blue tone that echoes the color of lakes and ponds illuminated by moonlight. The sub-dial at six o’clock shows the date. At nine o’clock, you can observe the power reserve in hours.

This Presage Arita Porcelain Dial Limited Edition is available from June, 2020 at Seiko Boutiques and selected Seiko retail partners worldwide as a limited edition of 2,000.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial Limited Edition, SPB171

Movement
Caliber 6R27
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 29

Case
Stainless steel case
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back, with sapphire crystal
Diameter: 40.6mm, Thickness: 14.1mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Dial
Arita Porcelain dial

Strap
Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €2,100

Edition
Limited edition of 2,000 pieces

Seiko Lukia collection

The new Lukia collection celebrates the glamour and cheerfulness of Ginza, the most fashionable place in central Tokyo. Ginza also has a great historical significance in the watchmaking, because Seiko was established in Ginza in 1881.

Since 1995, Lukia has been adorning the wrists of discerning women in Japan and it is now, for the first time, available outside of Asia. The collection comprises six creations, each of which has a dial featuring a traditional Japanese color overlaid on a mother-of-pearl base with a flower motif and eight diamond hour markers. The models are SPB133 (Gofun), SPB135 (Kurenai), SPB137 (Ruri), SPB138 (Ao-shiro-tsurubami), SPB140 (Sakura) and limited edition SPB141 (Tsukishiro).

Seiko Lukia collection SPB135 (Kurenai)
Seiko Lukia collection SPB135 (Kurenai)

Each dial is colored from both sides, which allows the full richness of the color to blend harmoniously with the texture of the mother-of-pearl dial. The case offers a soft, delicate feeling on the wrist thanks to its perfectly rounded edges.

Five of the six new creations will be available from July 2020, with a limited edition to follow in September. All will be available in selected Seiko Boutiques.

The new Lukia series is powered by Seiko’s latest automatic caliber, 6R35, which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. It can be seen through the sapphire case back, marking time at 21,600 beats per hour. Each watch is water resistant to 10 bar and has a sapphire crystal that is resistant to scratches.

Seiko Lukia collection (SPB141)Tsukishiro Limited Edition
Seiko Lukia collection (SPB141) Tsukishiro Limited Edition

To celebrate the arrival of Lukia on the international stage, a special watch is offered in a limited edition of just 250. Its dial is the color, Tsukishiro, of the blue-white evening sky that frames the Ginza skyline as the moon is about to appear. It has 55 diamonds on the bezel and eight diamonds on the dial. The unique and distinguished look of the strap is made possible by a special, two-stage dyeing method. After the leather is first dyed white, the grooves in the pattern are then dyed light blue.

Technical details

Movement
Caliber 6R35
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case
Stainless steel case
Stainless steel case partly plated in yellow gold color (SPB138)
Stainless steel case with rose gold color plating (SPB140)
Mother-of-pearl dial with 8 diamonds
Case with 55 diamonds (SPB141)
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screwed see-through case back
Diameter: 34.8mm (SPB133, 135, 137, 138, 140) and 35.2mm (SPB141)
Thickness: 11.4mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Strap
Inter-changeable crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release

Retail price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €1,400 (SPB133, 135, 137) €1,450 (SPB138) €1,500 (SPB140) and €2,500 (SPB141)

Edition
The SPB141 – Tsukishiro model is limited edition of 250 pieces

Seiko Astron GPS Solar 5X53 Dual-Time Sport Titanium

In 2012, Seiko introduced Astron, a world-premier timepiece powered with the state-of-the-art GPS Solar technology. Today, the Astron GPS Solar collection includes a wide range of styles, designs and calibers, all of which offer atomic-clock precision and exceptional ease of use. In 2019, a new design was released which paid homage to the original 1969 Quartz Astron with its curved silhouette case, wide case lugs and thin bezel. It was powered by Seiko’s most advanced and slimmest GPS Solar caliber, 5X53 Dual-Time.

In 2020, this 5X53 collection is expanded with a new series of four watches with cases and bracelets in titanium, the first of which has an exquisite green dial and is offered as a limited edition. It will be available from June 2020 at Seiko Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide while the other three will join the permanent Astron collection a month later.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar 5X53 Dual-Time Sport Titanium

Thanks to the light, robust and scratch resistant nature of titanium which delivers enhanced comfort on the wrist and the watches’ 20 bar water resistance, the new series is perfect for every type of lifestyle and situation. When time zone adjustment is required, all it takes is a simple push of a single button and the hands move faster than ever to the exact local time including Daylight Saving Time, thanks to the system that moves each hand independently. The wearer is also able to change the main time display instantly from home to local time and vice versa. In addition, it connects up to twice a day to the GPS network to maintain its precision anywhere in the world. So, in terms of both design and function, this new titanium series is easy to wear and to enjoy, day or night, at home or abroad, in the office or on the beach.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar 5X53 Dual-Time Sport Titanium

The creation with the black case utilizes a matte-finished dial with a unique pattern, giving this creation a unique sports appeal. The wide, black hour markers hold sufficient LumiBrite to maintain high legibility even in darkness. The green dial version features also has a green ceramic bezel. The gold accent of the design adds a special elegance to the watch’s overall sport character. It is offered as a limited edition of 2,000.

The grooves on the push buttons ensure precise operation. An easily adjustable clasp allows for minor adjustments without the need for any link to be added or removed.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Astron GPS Solar 5X53 Dual-Time Sport Titanium

References
SSH063, SSH067, SSH069 and SSH071

Movement
Caliber 5X53
GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
Dual-Time with AM/PM indication
Perpetual calendar correct to February 2100
Automatic DST adjustment function
High speed time zone adjustment
Time transfer function
Signal reception result indication
World time function (39 time zones)
Power save function
Accuracy: +/–15 seconds per month (without receiving a GPS signal and at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C)

Case and bracelet
Titanium case and bracelet with super-hard coating (SSH063, 067, 071)
Titanium case and bracelet with super-hard black coating (SSH069)
Easy adjust three-fold clasp with push button release
Ceramic bezel (SSH071)
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with super-clear coating
Water resistance: 20 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 42.8mm
Thickness: 14.7mm (SSH063, 067, 069), 14.9mm (SSH071)

Edition
Limited edition of 2,000 (SSH071)

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €2,600 (SSH063, 067), €2,800 (SSH069, 071)