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Seiko 5 Sports X Brian May “The Red Special” SRPE83 LE

2 min read June 17, 2020

Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Special Edition SRPE83

Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Limited Edition: SRPE83K1 Photo taken from: seikowatches.com

With the big release of twenty six New Seiko 5 Sports model watches last summer, the Seiko 5 Sports line continues to grow and its steadily becoming one of the most popular line of watches from Seiko.

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Recently, the New Seiko 5 Sports line has introduced another limited edition model that is definitely worth mentioning. Seiko has teamed up with Brian May, a legendary guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Queen, one of the most celebrated rock bands with a limited edition of 9000 pieces from the Seiko 5 Sports line, SRPE83 “The Red Special”.

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The watch and the specifications itself remains as a Seiko 5 Sports model, but its the colors and designs used on the SRPE83, that was inspired by Brian’s hand made guitar that he and his father made back in the early sixties.

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The dial has the same red and black color scheme as the “Red Special”, and it features a delicate wood-like pattern like the body of the guitar. It’s not coincidental that Seiko decided to team up with Brian for the “The Red Special”.

FKM01L Red FKM Rubber Quick Release Watch Band

FKM02A Quick Release Watch Band Black FKM Rubber Strap

Its because Brian has been a fan of Seiko ever since he and the band visited Japan for the very first time that he purchased his first Seiko quartz powered watch, Seiko 7548-7000 model.

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Flipping the watch over, you will see a clear case back, along with Brian’s signature, “Limited Edition”, as well as a unique serial number printed on it.

As mentioned before, a total of 9000 pieces will be produced in total for “The Red Special”. The case that comes with the SRPE83 LE model comes is designed in accordance to a classic black & silver guitar case.

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A commemorative coin, which was based on Brian’s six penny British coin that he uses as a plectrum was also included in the set. “The Red Special”, is definitely worth to acquire if you are a fan of Brian May, or the Queen band.

22P18PBU63A1A76 22mm MiLTAT Genuine American Alligator Square Scale, Semi Matte Black Watch Strap


Specifications

  • Caliber 4R36
  • Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
  • Power reserve: 41 hours
  • Number of jewels: 24
  • Stainless steel case
  • Nylon strap
  • Hardlex crystal
  • See-through screw case back
  • Diameter: 42.5mm, Thickness: 13.4mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar
  • Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
  • Limited edition of 9,000
  • Retail prices : 560.00 Euro

Available in select U.S. retail stores May 2020


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