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Seiko Introduces Brian May ‘Red Special’

Queen guitarist Brian May has worn a Seiko diver’s watch since the 1970s when he purchased his first Seiko in Japan. May’s Red Special guitar now inspires a new Seiko 5 Sports watch whose dial echoes the design of
 the guitar, built by May and his father in the early 1960s.

The Seiko Brian May ‘Red Special’

The new watch features Seiko caliber 4R36, a Hardlex crystal, 
a 42.5mm steel case and a red-and-black colored dial that echoes the Red Special, including a delicate wood-like pattern like the body of the guitar.

The case back carries Brian May's signature.

The watch is offered as a limited edition of 9,000 with Brian’s signature on the case back and comes with a special presentation box designed on the lines of the Red Special’s custom flight case.

The Brian May Red Special presentation box looks like a guitar case.

The presentation box also contains a commemorative coin that is based on the sixpenny piece that he has used throughout his career as a guitar pick. The watch is presented on a black nylon strap designed to mirror the strap that Brian now uses on his guitar. Available in May 2020. Price: 560 euros, or about $620.

Specifications: Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Limited Edition (SRPE83K1)

Caliber: Automatic Seiko 4R36, 21,600 bph, with a power reserve of 41 hours

42.5mm by 13.4mm stainless steel, 100 meters of water resistance, Hardlex crystal, 
clear screw-down caseback.

Dial: Red and black with wood grain pattern, Lumibrite on hands and indexes

Strap: Black nylon

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