Grand Seiko presents a Spring Drive masterpiece

High up in the mountains of the southern part of Japan’s Shinshu region is Achi, a village that is famous for its spectacular night skies. Thanks to its high elevation, its remoteness and the crisp cleanliness of its air, the stars above Achi seem almost within touching distance and the immensity of the universe is brought into the sharpest focus. With its platinum case and with the glide motion seconds hand that moves silently and continuously across the deep blue, starspeckled dial, this new Grand Seiko masterpiece brings to life both the majesty of the heavens and the ever-changing and yet eternal nature of time itself.

When the Spring Drive manual-winding caliber 9R02 was first presented in 2019 to mark the 20th anniversary of Spring Drive, it won favor among watch enthusiasts worldwide for its delicate yet understated refinement. With its hand-crafted quality and with the glide motion seconds hand that is the signature of Spring Drive, it exemplified Grand Seiko’s uniquely Japanese sensibility.

Today, in celebration of the 140th anniversary of the foundation of the company, Grand Seiko presents a new Spring Drive masterpiece powered by this caliber and made by the elite team of watchmakers at the Micro Artist Studio in Grand Seiko’s manufacturing facility in Shiojiri, located in the same Shinshu region as Achi. The watch will be available as a limited edition of 50 at the Grand Seiko Boutiques in August 2021.
The blue of the dial has a remarkable depth that is accentuated by the quiet and delicate sparkle of what appear to be distant stars. A unique manufacturing and finishing technique combining stamping, plating and painting gives the dial a different aspect at each and every viewing angle, just as does the sky above Achi. The Platinum 950 case is carefully engraved with a pattern which is replicated in different directions on the Zaratsu polished case, again capturing the exquisite order and ever changing aspect of Achi’s starry skies.
The watch presents a refined and slim profile with a diameter of 38.5mm and depth of 9.8mm.The hour and minute hands and hour markers are made of 14k white gold to ensure that their brilliance endures for decades. The Grand Seiko name, the minute markers and all the other markings are etched into the dial.
Every aspect of the movement is designed without compromise. The power reserve indicator is on the back side of the movement next to the barrel whose shape echoes that of the bellflower that is the symbol of Shiojiri. The rims of the bridges, the holes for the rubies and the screws are all expertly hand polished to a perfect mirror finish and the tempered blue screws stand out in contrast to the hairline finish of the bridges to heighten the perception of the perfection of the engineering. The caliber also incorporates an 18k yellow gold plaque on the lower bridge, which carries the engraved words “Micro Artist” but which can, if the owner so wishes, be replaced with a word of his or her choice.
The movement is assembled and adjusted by the craftsmen and women in the studio including Katsumi Nakata, who has been recognized as a Contemporary Master Craftsman and is now the third member of the Micro Artist Studio team to have received the Medal with Yellow Ribbon from the Japanese government.
The outstanding 84 hour power reserve of Caliber 9R02 is realized thanks to the Dual Spring Barrel, in which two mainsprings are set in parallel within a single barrel, and the Torque Return System. When the mainspring has been fully wound and the torque output is at its highest, approximately 30% of the available power is not needed to maintain the precision of the watch and is in effect wasted in a normal movement. The Torque Return System uses this energy to rewind the mainspring, resulting in an increase in the power reserve. In Caliber 9R02, this system is activated for 48 hours after the mainspring has been fully wound.
The Micro Artist Studio is a luxury watch studio that makes the Grand Seiko Masterpiece Collection, a series of unique watches that combine the best in horological technology with hand craftsmanship of the highest order. The studio was established in 2000 with the purpose of “uncovering, examining, and mastering the technologies and skills passed on by our predecessors for the production of luxury watches”. The team consists of craftsmen and women, each an expert in their respective fields, such as movement design, assembly and movement finishing.

A Grand Seiko quartz GMT watch celebrates the 140th anniversary of the company’s foundation.

Kintaro Hattori founded his company in 1881 and led it until his death in 1934. His philosophy was that his company should be “Always one step ahead of the rest” and nothing better proves the power of his vision than Best Grand Seiko Sport with its uncompromising standards and relentless determination to push back the frontiers of fine watchmaking.

Today sees the release of a new 9F86 quartz GMT creation that adds a new dimension to the Best Grand Seiko Sport replica collection. The case is simple in design but, with its muscular shape and sharp, Zaratsu polished surfaces, it presents a powerful sports aspect. The dial has gold color details and it is offered as a limited edition of 2,021 to mark the 140th anniversary of Seiko’s foundation. Two other versions with red and blue accents join the main Grand Seiko collection.
A design perfect for both sport and daily use.
All three new creations are all quintessentially Grand Seiko in every way, combining the highest level of precision and durability with supreme legibility and the quiet yet instantly recognizable brilliance that is the Grand Seiko hallmark. The case ridges are sharp and crisp. The bezels are ceramic and so are almost impervious to scratches. Every detail is fashioned to enhance the legibility of the time and the precision that Caliber 9F86 delivers. The two-tone dial ring allows the night and day hours indicated by the GMT hand of matching color to be read instantly. Legibility at night is ensured by the use of two colors of LumiBrite: green for the hour hand, minute hand and indexes, and blue for the GMT hand. The ceramic bezel allows the time to be read instantly and accurately in the GMT 24 hour format.

The hour hand is independently adjustable so that the precision is maintained even
when adjusting the time to a second time zone. A date with an instant change mechanism, a sapphire crystal, 20 bar water resistance and magnetic resistance of 16,000 A/m complete the specifications. Even with this high functionality, the case diameter is a modest 40mm, making the watch perfect for sport and daily use.

The blue creation features a deep blue dial and bezel to match the bright blue color accents of the dial. All three watches will be available in June 2021 at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected Grand Seiko retail stores worldwide. SBGN023
About Caliber 9F
When Caliber 9F was created in 1993, the goal was straightforward but ambitious. As the quartz caliber for Grand Seiko, it should set new durability and precision standards and allow all the aesthetics of Grand Seiko to be fully expressed. A backlash auto-adjust mechanism eliminates any shudder in the seconds hand. The date changes in the blink of an eye. A twin-pulse control system allows the minute and seconds hands to extend right to the edge of the dial. The use of aged and selected quartz crystals and thermo-compensation ensure high precision of ‒10 to +10 seconds per year. Thanks to these unique characteristics, Caliber 9F can lay a strong claim to be the world’s highest performance quartz watch. Caliber 9F86 was created in 2018 and offers a GMT function in addition to the base characteristics of Caliber 9F. Full details of Caliber 9F86 and the story of its

Seiko 140th anniversary limited edition Sport collection SBGC240

A new Spring Drive Chronograph with gold highlights joins
the grand seiko replica Sport Collection
Kintaro Hattori founded his company in 1881 and led it until his death at the age of 73 in 1934. His business philosophy was that his company should be “Always one step ahead of the rest” and, while it was not created until 1960, nothing better expresses the power of his vision than Grand Seiko with its unique design, leading edge manufacturing and exquisite finishing. In honor of the 140th anniversary of the foundation of the company, replica grand seiko proudly announces a new Spring Drive chronograph that perfectly embodies Kintaro Hattori’s vision.
This powerful watch allies all the high functionality of the Spring Drive chronograph Caliber 9R86 with a new design and a new combination of materials. The result is a timepiece of rare refinement.
The bezel catches the eye immediately with its dodecahedron shape, its zirconia ceramic outer layer and 18k gold base. Thanks to this combination of materials, it is both strikingly beautiful and highly durable.
The case, too, uses contrast to deliver a visually arresting impression. Its top surfaces have been given a hairline finish while the sides showcase the distortion-free perfection that only Zaratsu polishing can deliver. The dial is as rich as it is legible. The gold color hands and hour markers stand out against the pure black dial and, as the markers are aligned exactly to each apex of the twelve-edged bezel, both time of day and elapsed time can be read precisely and at a glance.
The 18k yellow gold buttons that operate the chronograph are prominent and designed to ensure secure operation but they are also streamlined so as to look just as good when under a shirt cuff as on the sports field.

Seiko 140th anniversary limited edition
Sport collection

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

2021 marks the 140th anniversary of Seiko’s foundation and a re-creation of the second series of King Seiko, known as the King Seiko KSK, will be released in celebration of this landmark.
From the first Grand Seiko in 1960 to the automatic chronograph in 1969, the sixties was a decade of important advances in both technical and design development that laid the foundation for the company’s future success in the prestige watch arena. Alongside Grand Seiko, one other series in particular demonstrated the company’s ability to create mechanical watches with high accuracy. It was called King Seiko and, in addition to its precision, it offered a powerful yet graceful design that symbolized the high quality of its construction.
In contrast to the gentle rounded contours of the first King Seiko creation, the KSK case was strikingly sharp and angular and had a contemporary feel. Its flat surfaces and multi-faceted corners caught the light from any angle and gave the watch a new and striking brilliance. The case’s durability is also enhanced by the super-hard coating which protects the watch from scratches.
The sharp, bold faceted lugs feature large flat planes and razor sharp angles and are Zaratsu polished to a distortion-free mirror finish.
The new re-creation brings the 1965 KSK back to life in every detail. The combination of the flat dial with the faceted indexes and broad, sharp hands re-creates the refined elegance of the original.
The faceted and textured twelve o’clock index ensures high legibility.
The case back bears the same emblem as the original. And as a proof of the limited edition, “Limited Edition” and the serial number are printed.
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 eight beat per second movement has 26 jewels and offers a power reserve of 45 hours.

SEIKO PROSPEX Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions

When Kintaro Hattori founded his company in 1881, he was just 21 years old. During his fifty years at the helm, Replica Seiko became the leading watch company in Japan, with its own design and production facilities. This achievement was a direct result of his single-minded vision that Seiko should be “Always one step ahead of the rest”. His words resonate still and continue to inspire Seiko today. Throughout this year, Best Grand Seiko will release a series of creations that embody the spirit of Kintaro’s words and honor the140th anniversary of the founding of his company. The celebrations start with a series of Prospex, Presage and Astron watches inspired by the landscapes, seascapes of Japan.

From Seiko Prospex, a new series focuses on the beauty of nature. The watches capture the deep green scenery of the rich ocean that surrounds Iriomote Island.

The island of Iriomote in Okinawa Prefecture attracts divers from all areas of the world. 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.
As a culmination of Seiko’s developments in watchmaking technology, today, a diver’s watch in a stainless steel case with a green dial offering water-resistance of up to 300m is introduced.
The watch has sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface. The bezel display material is zirconia ceramics to ensure both high legibility and rigidity.
The gold-colored second hand, reminiscent of the sunrise over a lush virgin forest, makes a strong presence on the dark green dial.
The watch is powered by the 8L35 movement which was developed expressly for diver’s watches and is assembled by hand at the Shizukuishi Watch Studio. The watch is offered with an additional dark green silicone strap.

Based on the 1968 Diver’s 300-meter water resistant watch, this model has been given a modern design interpretation. While retaining the sharp and powerful design of the original, the new model features a slimmer bezel and a contemporary design for its minute and hour hands. The watch is offered with an additional dark green silicone strap.
The watch incorporates a case design that has long been nicknamed “SUMO” by fans because of its dependable and dignified structure.
The watch is water-resistant to 200 meters and has a screw-down crown to ensure the safety of the divers from any accidental operations.

Seiko 5 Sports AUTO MOAI Limited Edition

The Seiko 5 Sports and AUTO MOAI collaboration is here!
The watches fully express the worldview of artist AUTO MOAI as artwork created expressly for the two models decorate the creations.
AUTO MOAI is an artist working in Japan with the theme “anonymity”. AUTO MOAI depicts the relationships between people who are tacitly connected to each other on the streets, which are hard to visualize, with faceless figure.
The black-colored dial features AUTO MOAI’s iconic motif “faceless figures”.
The leather strap is printed with artworks exclusively designed for the collaboration watches.
The worldview of AUTO MOAI, on your wrist.
As a special feature of the limited edition, the “faceless figures” motif is illustrated on the caseback and includes the serial number.

  • In an actual product, the caseback direction might be different from the image.
    The watches are offered in a special box with the same design as the strap.
    Included is a special booklet featuring the artwork created specially by AUTO MOAI for the watches.

Japanese artist AUTO MOAI has used the Seiko 5 Sports watch as a canvas for their latest work, two limited edition pieces carrying the artist’s Faceless Figures motif.

The dials and casebacks of both 42.5mm stainless steel watches feature AUTO MOAI’s Faceless Figures, whilst the calfskin leather straps are printed with artwork designed exclusively for this project.

Both watches are water resistant to 100m and use Seiko’s 3Hz 4R36 automatic movement, which has a power reserve of 41 hours, while the base color of the case is created using Seiko’s “black hard-coating” process.
Each piece is serial numbered and presented in an “art book” style presentation box, which includes a booklet featuring the custom strap artwork.

AUTO MOAI, who deals with the tacit connection between people on the street, works in the same kind of anonymity implied by their work, with almost no information offered about their identity, except for their birth year of 1990. The artist’s breakthrough came when their work was used in Supreme’s A/W 2018-19 collection.

The Seiko 5 Sports AUTO MOAI Limited Editions drop on May 14, priced £420 GBP ($584 USD) with the mainly white SRPG43 limited to 1,500 pieces and available via Seiko retailers, while the mainly black SBSA125 is a Seiko boutique exclusive, limited to just 300 pieces.

SEIKO PROSPEX The Naomi Uemura 80th Anniversary Limited Edition

Five years after the introduction of Seiko’s, and Japan’s, first diver’s watch in 1965, Seiko introduced a watch that was as instantly memorable as it was supremely functional. 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. The watch proved its reliability in extreme conditions when it was 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.

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

Born in 1941, Naomi Uemura was a university student when he took on the challenge of his first mountain climb. By the age of 29, he had climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. In 1970, he became the first Japanese mountaineer to reach the summit of Mt Everest. Just three months later, he reached the top of Denali in Alaska (then known as Mt. McKinley) and thus became the first adventurer in the world to reach the tallest peaks on all five continents. In the winter of 1984, he succeeded in climbing Denali in winter but disappeared forever on the descent. Famed for his modesty as much as his achievements, Uemura was given the National Honor award shortly after his disappearance.

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 that only those who, like him, have been to the roof of the world can see. Uemura was the first person in the world to reach the summits of the highest mountains on all five continents.

The case sides are carefully polished and the watch is presented on a five row steel bracelet to create a modern sharp profile. The case has the distinctive asymmetrical shape to protect the crown at the 4 o’clock position.

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. The watch has enhanced water resistance to 200 meters.

The additional blue silicone strap has the train track pattern as the original is also offered.

The case back is marked with Uemura’s name and carries the individual watch’s serial number.

* In an actual product, the case back direction might be different from the photograph.

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.

Seiko 5 Sports NARUTO & BORUTO Limited Edition

There are seven new Seiko 5 Sports creations inspired by two leading Japanese animations, NARUTO and BORUTO.
Each of the seven creations capture both animation’s central characters: Naruto, Sasuke, Shikamaru, Lee, Gaara from NARUTO,
and Boruto and Sarada from 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 meets NARUTO & BORUTO. Introduced in 1968 and re-born in 2019, Seiko 5 Sports has offered a wide variety of durable and reliable mechanical watches for watch lovers of every age for over half a century. Today, there are seven new Seiko 5 Sports creations inspired by two leading Japanese animations, NARUTO and BORUTO.
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.
Ada tujuh kreasi Seiko 5 Sports baru yang terinspirasi oleh dua animasi Jepang yang top, NARUTO dan BORUTO. Masing-masing dari tujuh kreasi menangkap karakter utama kedua animasi: Naruto, Sasuke, Shikamaru, Lee, Gaara dari NARUTO, dan Boruto dan Sarada dari BORUTO.

Seiko 5 Sports NARUTO & BORUTO Replica Watch SHIKAMARU NARA Model SRPF75K1

Seiko 5 Sports NARUTO & BORUTO Replica Watch ROCK LEE Model SRPF73K1

Seiko 5 Sports NARUTO & BORUTO Replica Watch GAARA Model SRPF71K1

Seiko 5 Sports NARUTO & BORUTO Replica Watch NARUTO UZUMAKI Model SRPF70K1

Seiko 5 Sports NARUTO & BORUTO Replica Watch SASUKE UCHIHA Model SRPF69K1

Seiko 5 Sports NARUTO & BORUTO Replica Watch SARADA UCHIHA Model SRPF67K1

Seiko 5 Sports NARUTO & BORUTO Replica Watch BORUTO UZUMAKI Model SRPF65K1

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Kintaro Hattori 160th Anniversary Limited Edition

“One step ahead of the rest.” The 160th anniversary of Kintaro Hattori’ s birth is marked with a special Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch.

Today, Seiko proudly celebrates the life, career and achievements of its founder with a limited edition Astron GPS Solar watch that exemplifies to perfection Kintaro’s vision that Seiko should always be “One step ahead of the rest”.
Kintaro Hattori 1860 – 1934

  • Businessman, visionary and philanthropist –
    When Seiko’s founder Kintaro Hattori was born in 1860 in central Tokyo, Japan was undergoing massive social and industrial changes as it took its place on the world stage after more than two centuries of self-imposed isolation. It was a time of opportunity and no-one grasped its significance more than Kintaro. 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, repairing, importing and selling clocks and watches. Under his leadership, his fledgling “start-up” grew to be Japan’s pre-eminent timepiece manufacturer. It was with good reason that he soon became known in Japan as the “King of watches in the East”.
    Seiko Astron. The world leader in GPS Solar technology.
    In 2012 , Seiko demonstrated its leadership in high technology watchmaking with the world’s first GPS Solar watch. By connecting to the GPS network, Astron adjusts at the touch of a button to every time zone on earth and, by taking all the energy it needs from light alone, never needs a battery change. It offers local time with atomic clock precision on your wrist, wherever you are on earth. Today, eight years on , the latest generation of Astron GPS Solar technology powers the new Kintaro Hattori 160th Anniversary watch and joins the long list of horological innovations, including the world’s first quartz watch in 1969, that exemplify Kintaro’s philosophy and have kept Seiko at the forefront of watchmaking technology.

NOTE: If there are changes in the region / time zone / DST, manual selection may be required.
A design that speaks of Seiko’s heritage
With its deep black tones, gold tone accents and high gloss bezel, the watch has a commanding presence on the wrist that befits its heritage.
The watch case and bracelet are in titanium with a scratch-resistant hard-coating.
Zirconia ceramic bezel
The bezel is made from Zirconia ceramic and has sixteen facets, one for each decade since Kintaro’s birth.
A case back that tells the Kintaro story
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.
The words “Limited Edition” and the individual watch’s serial number (0001/2500-2500/2500) are inscribed on the case back.

Note: The case back direction might be different from the photograph.
A supplementary crocodile strap
The watch is accompanied in its presentation case by a supplementary crocodile strap which is easy to affix and perfect for those special, more formal, occasions.
The ‘S’ mark; Kintaro’s first trademark.
From 1900, Kintaro used this ‘S’ mark with both square and round rims on his products. It was registered as the trademark of his company, K. Hattori & Co. A commemorative lapel badge featuring this landmark design is offered with the watch.
A special presentation box
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.
Technology of Astron
The GPS Solar Caliber 5X53 Dual-Time connects up to twice a day to the GPS network to maintain its precision* anywhere in the world. 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 rapidly to the correct local time, thanks to the system that moves the hour, minute, and seconds hands independently. In addition, the wearer is able to change the main time display instantly from home to local time and vice versa. It is a perfect watch for Novak and all international travelers. Travelling can be stressful; Astron makes it just a little less so.

  • When the dial detects sunlight, the watch connects to the GPS satellite network and adjusts automatically to the correct time. If the watch is hidden from light, it remembers the time of its last successful manual connection and attempts to receive the GPS signal again at that same time.
    ** If the time zone adjustment is successful, the watch will display local Daylight Saving Time wherever this is in operation. (This does not apply when a time zone is selected manually)
    Seiko Astron GPS Solar SSH073 Kintaro Hattori 160th Anniversary Limited Edition

Seiko Prospex Alpinist

The Seiko Alpinist is a watch that checks all the right boxes for a large swath of the watch-wearing (and collecting) public. It’s readily available, reliable, robust, attractive, and affordable. It’s the perfect fit for so many people. It does everything just slightly better Seiko Prospex Alpinist
The Seiko Prospex collection is most often associated with its diver’s watches, but there’s more to be found if you scrape beneath the surface. Hiding in plain sight is the oft-lauded successor to the Seiko Alpinist models of old. They may be masquerading under a different name but the new Seiko Prospex SPB155J1, SPB157J1, and SPB159J1 references display a lot of the old Alpinist DNA. And you know what? They do their ancestors proud…

Blue. Green. Gray. Take your pick. You can’t really go wrong. All three novelties feature the Alpinist cathedral hands and a dial decorated with Arabic numerals. Although Seiko doesn’t openly communicate these models under the “Alpinist” moniker, they are clearly a modern, slightly pared-back version of the style we’ve come to associate with the Alpinist line (especially since ’95).
The marmite cathedral hands weren’t always a calling card of the Alpinist series, but they have, especially in recent times, become more and more integral to the family’s ID. And it must be said that setting them against a sand-textured degradé dial is a bold look. The clean and straightforward case and bracelet do, however, afford the brand a bit of freedom to get creative with the display.
I described these models as “pared-back”, but really that’s only partly true. The internal compass ring is gone. So too, of course, is the four o’clock crown used to adjust it. The date window’s prominence recedes because there is no magnifier on the glass. A white-on-black date wheel also keeps things subtle in that regard. But beyond that, these new models are perhaps a bit more experimental in terms of dial decoration than we might have expected.
The black to green/blue/gray fade is an ambitiously artistic choice. It hints at things to come from this family. If Seiko is open to experimenting with this kind of color-play on the dial, what might we see next? It adds an interesting dimension to the collection, which I’m all for.

Basically, this new trio of releases is simultaneously safe and adventurous. That’s pretty much exactly the kind of tone I expect all brands in 2020 to be trying to set. Give the fans of the brand something old and something new at the same time. Here, with a simple time-and-date display, Seiko succeeds to that end rather well.
These new Alpinist references fit into the Seiko Prospex “Land” sub-collection. They slot in nicely as slightly more affordable alternatives to references SPB121J1 and SPB119J1 (the green and white compass-toting Alpinists with Arabic numerals. The black-dialed reference SPB117J1 (with compass scale) remains a bit of an anomaly with its blockish hour markers, but it offers something a little different. It’s nice to see the scope of this sub-series expanding with this wave.
References SPB121J1 and SPB119J1 (and SPB117J1) feature applied hour markers. With references SPB155J1, SPB157J1, and SPB159J1 we have printed numerals in a yellowy/vintage white. This color is also used to frame the 3 o’clock date window, which is a nice touch. Resultingly, the dial doesn’t lose too much in the way of balance despite the fact the 3 o’clock marker has made way for the date function.
What I like most about this current release is how slim and sleek the case looks in comparison to the other modern Alpinists. Dropping the 4 o’clock crown and the flared 3 o’clock crown guards really cleans up the silhouette and, to my mind, makes this a far more versatile watch. The relatively diminutive 38mm diameter, 12.9mm thickness, and 46mm lug-to-lug promise comfort on the wrist.
I’d personally take the gray dial on the leather strap, as it strikes me as more “mountain-ready”. I rarely choose the weight of a bracelet unless I am actually planning on being underwater. The ruggedness of a nicely worn-in leather strap on these airy watch-heads seems like a perfect match.
The exterior is more than capable of withstanding anything you throw at it, and the movement is no different. These three Seiko Alpinist references are powered by the self-winding caliber 6R35, which has an expected accuracy rating of +25 to -15 seconds per day. The green model on the bracelet retails for €710. Meanwhile, the blue and the gray on leather straps come in at €690. Learn more about Seiko and the Alpinist model

Seiko Prospex Alpinist Green SPB155J1 Replica Watch for Men

Seiko Prospex Alpinist Blue SPB157J1 Replica Watch for Men

Seiko Prospex Alpinist Gray SPB159J1 Replica Watch for Men