Seiko 5 Sports Brian May x Limited Edition “Red Special” Automatic Guitar Dial Black Nylon Military Strap Men’s Watch SRPE83K1

Product code: SRPE83K1

£500.00

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Seiko 5 Sports Brian May x Limited Edition “Red Special” Automatic Guitar Dial Black Military Nylon Strap Men’s Watch SRPE83K1

The Seiko Brian May Limited Edition SRPE83K1 is part of the iconic Seiko 5 Sports family, with only 9,000 pieces being produced with this limited piece they will surely be in high demand. 

The Case:

The case is made from stainless steel which provides the dial with both protection and class. The case features a raised guard which protects the crown from any knocks as well as being located at the four o’clock position which reduces the chance of it being hit. On top of the case is a black uni-directional bezel which can be spun to help you time an activity. The glass is made from a hardlex crystal compound which provides the dial with even more protection. When the case is flipped onto its back an exhibition window can be looked through to see all the intricate details of the piece. Brian’s signature is also on top of the window in a golden font as well as the words ‘Limited Edition’.

The Strap:

The watch comes fitted with a black nylon military strap. The nylon material provides a comfortable feel which can be secured using a standard buckle. The strap has a lug width of 23mm which is a standard size for any timepiece. Much like the dial the strap is themed to look like Brian’s guitar strap.

The Dial & Functions:

The dial itself is inspired by Brian Mays “Red Special” guitar. The actual guitar itself was built by hand by Brian and his father. The guitar holds a special place in Brian’s heart! It was carved from wood of an old fireplace, the body is made from blockboard with an ancient oak insert and covered with mahogany veneer which Brain stained and polished himself. Just like the guitar, Brian has relied on Seiko watches for the best part of 40 years and was often seen sporting a Seiko diver watch. He purchased his first Seiko in Japan whilst touring with Queen in the 1970’s. There are echoes of his beloved guitar with the same red and black theme, it features the guitar silhouette on the left-hand side with a wood grain effect pattern throughout the red part. The iconic name “Red Special” text has been added to the dial making this a truly unique piece.
 
With a caliber 4R36 automatic 24 jewel movement which promises 21,600 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of 41 hours. The hands and indexes have a Lumibrite coating making them visible in the dark.
 
The watch is presented in a one of a kind “Red Special” flight case which Brain May used throughout his career. The box also features a coin based six penny piece which he used as a plectrum for many years.
 
This watch has a water resistance of 100 metres, making it suitable for swimming and snorkelling.

Key Features:

4R36 Calibre

Auto + Manual Winding  24 Jewels

41 Hour Power Reserve 

Stainless Steel Case Hardlex Crystal

Lumibrite Hands & Indexes

Nylon Black Strap Stop Hand Function

Day/Date Display

Second Hand Stop Function Limited Edition

Screw-down Crown

Unidirectional Rotating Bezel See-through Back Case

Serial Number Engraved

Case 42.5mm Thickness 13.4mm 

The Family: Seiko 5 Sports

The Seiko 5 Sports family has set the standard in affordable watches since 1963. Designed to be simple but serious, the 5 is so-called due to its five key attributes: automatic winding, displaying the day and date, water resistance, a recessed crown and a durable bracelet. Released in order to meet the demands of the revolutionary baby-boomer generation, the Seiko 5 Sports collection is just as popular to this day, proof that expert craftsmanship and elegant design will never go away.

The Brand: Seiko

Seiko’s story began in 1881 with the opening of a shop in Tokyo. Eleven years after the opening of his shop, Hattori opened a clock factory and it was in 1895 that they began to produce pocket watches. Soon followed by alarm clocks in 1899, and then table clocks in 1902. Then in 1913 Hattori began working on his first wristwatch. Then in 1924, 43 years after the opening, the brand Seiko was born with the creation of the first wristwatch.

Seiko established itself throughout the 20th century as a force in the advancements that took place in the watching world. Then in 1964, Seiko became the official timer for the Tokyo Olympics. And then most notably Seiko unveiled the first quartz wristwatch, the Astron, in 1969. Marking the beginning of the quartz revolution. Or equally impressive the creation of the world’s first TV watch in 1982. And even more relevant today, with our abhorrent use of non-renewable energy sources, Seiko’s Kinetic. This watch had the ability to generate its own power from the movement of the wearer.

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Additional information

Weight 500 g
gtin

4954628236135

Brand

Seiko

Face Colour

Red

Department

mens

Manufacturer

Seiko

MPN

SRPE83K1

SKU

SRPE83K1

Strap Colour

Black

Guarantee

2 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee

Family

5 Sports

Gender

Mens

Case Size

42.5mm

Strap Type

Canvas

Water Resistency

100m

Movement

Automatic

Glass

Hardlex

Clasp

Standard Buckle

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Seiko Watches

Lug Width

23mm

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Mens Watches

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