SEIKO 5 SPORTS ‘RED SPECIAL’ LIMITED EDITION WATCH

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$995.00

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    SEIKO 5: The re-invented SEIKO 5 sports collection is based of one design. This range features the same case, rotating bezel, dial design and hands. The movement across the line is automatic with approximately a 41 hour power reserve. The models SEIKO 5 range can be easily identified by the SEIKO 5 logo – a no. 5 rotated 45 degrees to the left.

    RED SPECIAL: Throughout his long and continuing carer, rock legend Brian May has relied upon his ‘RED SPECIAL’ guitar to create the sound that helped make QUEEN one of the worlds most admired rock bands. He has also relied on his SEIKO! For more than 40 years Brian has worn a SEIKO divers watch. Together with his watch and guitar they have travelled the globe making great music and keeping great time! The RED SPECIAL now inspires a brand new SEIKO 5 SPORTS watch whose dial echoes the design of the guitar which Brian and his father built in the early 60’s. The guitar was made by hand, with only hand tools. The neck was carved from the wood of an old fireplace, 100 years old at the time. The body was made from bockboard with an ancient oak insert and covered with a mahogany veneer that Brian stained and polished himself. The innovative temolo system designed by Brian featured a hand-carved milk steel rocker plate pivoting on a knife edge, with the pull of the strings balanced by motorcycle valve springs. To complete the job, the tremolo arm was improvised from part of a bicycle saddlebag holder and sapped with a piece of a sturdy knitting needle. The RED SPECIAL is a labour of love that has uniquely served Brian on stage and in the studio for over half a century. The new SEIKO 5 SPORTS watch is constructed in a very different way but is also built to last. 100m water resistant, Hardlex crystal and a robust 42.5mm stainless-steel case it has all of the qualities that have made SEIKO 5 SPORTS so many fans down the decades. The dial has the same red and black colour scheme as the RED SPECIAL and features a delicate wood-like pattern like the body of the guitar. The watch is offered as a limited edition with Brian’s signature on the case back and comes with a special presentation box designed along the lines of the RED SPECIALS custom flight case. The presentation box also contains a commemorative coin that is based of the six penny piece that he has used through out his career as a plectrum. The watch is presented on a black nylon strap, designed to mirror the strap that Brian now uses on his guitar.

    FEATURES:
    -Automatic
    -41 Hour Power Reserve
    -Hardlex Mineral Crystal Glass
    -42.5mm Case Width
    -Day/Date Function
    -100m Water Resistant
    -3 Year Warranty
    -Limited Edition

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