When we checked on the Seiko 5 SNK809 in 2018, we depicted it as perhaps the greatest value for the money. Military-inspired field watch with an in-house programmed from a celebrated brand, for around USD 100 – insane. The Japanese company circled back to the Seiko 5 Sports assortment in 2019 that additional a sportier, dive watch stylish however kept things moderate with the five Seiko 5 “qualities” flawless. Seiko has now partnered with unbelievable Queen guitarist, vocalist and lyricist Brian May to dispatch a special edition watch dependent on his renowned Red Special guitar, utilized by Brian for more than fifty years. Meet the
This is anything but an irregular cooperation as Brian has been a Seiko fan for over 40 years. He purchased a Seiko dive watch during the 1970s while on visit in Japan and it’s been lashed to his wrist since the time – and seen on various occasions.
The new Seiko 5 Sports models have treated steel cases at 42.5mm in measurement and 13.4mm in stature, an enormous yet contemporary size for a game/dive watch (up from the Seiko 5 SNK809’s 37mm x 11mm). The actual case doesn’t change for this LE watch.
What makes the Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Special Edition SRPE83K1 interesting is its dial. It has been reliably demonstrated after his Red Special guitar, which was constructed completely with hand instruments by Brian and his father in the mid 1960’s (when Brian was only a youngster). The blockboard body incorporates a mahogany facade that was stained and cleaned by Brian himself. That red and dark shading plan is repeated on the dial with a guitar outline on the left and wood grain design all through the red. Fascinating note – the guitar’s neck was made of wood from a 100-year-old chimney. The calculated, inward moment track is likewise red and “Red Special” has been included content on the dial. A Hardlex precious stone covers the front, encircled by a unidirectional bezel with a definite hour long scale. The case is water-impervious to 100 meters.
Flip the SRPE83K1 over and the mineral precious stone presentation caseback shows the in-house Caliber 4R36 programmed. It has 24 gems, beats at 21,600vph (3Hz) with a 41-hour power save. It’s a solid workhorse absent a lot of beautification, however Brian’s mark is remembered for the glass in yellow with a restricted edition chronic number engraved in the steel. That is a special enrichment all by itself. The lash is a NATO-style dark nylon with a treated steel pin clasp, styled comparatively to the tie Brian currently utilizes on his guitar.
In Brian’s words: “I am pleased to see this watch come alive and glad that the formation of me and my father every one of those years prior has inspired this coordinated effort. I love my Seiko and it has served me well for a long time. I will wear this new one with pride.”
The Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Special Edition SRPE83K1 comes in an introduction box looking like an exemplary dark and silver guitar case with a commemorative coin inside dependent on the sixpence British coin he utilizes in lieu of a guitar pick. The special edition is restricted to 9,000 watches with a retail cost of EUR 560, with accessibility beginning in May 2020. For more data, visit Seiko’s site .