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Seiko celebrates ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ 40th Years Of Success with 3 Limited Edition Watches!

April 24, 2019 3 min read

Seiko celebrates ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ 40th Years Of Success with 3 Limited Edition Watches!

Left: Seiko Gundam Mobile Suit ZAKU II SBDX027; Right: Seiko Gundam Mobile Suit CHAR’S ZAKU Ⅱ SBDX029

This month marks a forty year celebration for a multi-billion dollar franchise with one of the most iconic Japanese anime series ever released, Mobile Suit Gundam.

The ideas and designs for the green SBDX 027 and red SBDX 029 emperor tunas, are selected from the mobile-suit models of the MS-06 Zaku II and series antagonist Char Aznable’s MS-06S Zaku II custom.

To celebrate the 40 years of success , Seiko took the initiative and decided to release 3 limited editions of Seiko 1000m Marine Masters, and the designs and colors of those 3 models watches were taken from 3 of the most popular mobile suit mechas, ( SBDB 033 , SBDX27, and SBDX29).

Seiko Gundam Mobile Suit ZAKU II SBDX027

Representing for the ill-willed Principality of Zeon, both models present a tuna-style structure and feature custom add-ons similar to the SBDB 033.

As the main character of the story, Seiko decided to introduce its latest techinology of the Prospex LX Spring Drive GMT Gundam Limited Edition SBDB033J, which we will have a separate review for at a later time.

SEIKO x PROSPEX LX series [RX-78-2 Gundam]
Release Date: August 9, 2019
Price: 630,000 Yen (approx. $5,820 USD)
Limited to 300 pieces (worldwide)

Driving system Spring drive
Caliber Number 5R66
Case coating Dia shield
Glass Sapphire crystal
Glass coating Super-clear coating
Lumi Brite Hands and indexes
Drive duration Power reserve: 72 hours(3 days)
Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (average) (±1 second per day)
Water resistance 10 bar water resistance
Size H50.9mm x W44.8mm x D14.7mm

The Prospex Marinemaster Professional Zaku II Limited Edition SLA029J1 is a 1000m diver inspired by the military green colour of its namesake robot, and features a red counterweight on the seconds hand reminiscent of the Zaku II cyclops visor.

The dial also features a chapter ring around the hour markers that is modelled on the “power pipe” of the Zaku II. The case is titanium, with a matte green ceramic shroud engraved with the Zaku II Mobile Suit number that measures 52.4mm in diameter and 17.2mm high. It’s powered by the automatic 8L35 movement that has a 50 hour power reserve.

Seiko Gundam Mobile Suit ZAKU II SBDX027

The final watch in the series is the Prospex Marinemaster Professional Char’s Zaku II SLA031J1, inspired by the Mobile Suit of Char Aznable, the principal antagonist and the Gundam equivalent of Darth Vader.

The watch features the same crimson colour scheme, with a black ceramic outer shroud. Besides the colour, the Char Aznable model is otherwise identical to the military green Zaku II edition.

SEIKO x PROSPEX Marinemaster Professional series Zaku II
Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary Char’s Zaku II Limited Model (SBDX029)
Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary Mass Production Type Zaku II Limited Model (SBDX027)
Release Date: April 12, 2019
Price: 400,000 Yen (approx. $3,580 USD)
Item is limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide

Driving system Automatic with manual winding mechanism
Caliber Number 8L35
Band material Silicon
Glass Sapphire crystal
Lumi Brite Hands and indexes
Drive duration Power reserve: 50 hours
Water resistance 1000m water resistance suitable for saturation diving
Magnetic reluctance Magnetic resistance
Size H53.5mm x W52.4mm x D17.2mm
The perimeter of bracelet 210mm
Weight 165g

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