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August 26, 2019

Subaru Collaborated with Seiko for These Limited Edition Watches

Don’t adjust your screens: this special-edition Subaru x Seiko watch really does have a tilted face. Limited to just 360 units, this commemorative watch celebrates Subaru’s 60th anniversary and contains enough World Rally Blue detailing to satisfy even the most casual fan.

But apart from the blue detailing, carbon fiber face, and iconic Subaru machines printed around the dial, this limited run Seiko (only 360 units will be produced) sees its face tilted at exactly 11.613 degrees from the center line. Subaru and Seiko say this was done to enhance visibility while holding the steering wheel. Moreover, the adjustment crown was moved from the traditional 3 o’clock position to the 4 o’clock position as not to interfere with driving.

The unique case aside, this limited-edition Subaru x Seiko watch features mechanical automatic winding with a 41-hour power reserve, a date function, and an easy adjustment steel bracelet. It weighs 154 grams and has a case size measuring 46 mm.

This limited-edition Subaru x Seiko doesn’t come cheap. It costs 60,000 yen (~ P 29,321) and that’s without tax.

Since the mechanical driver watch was released late last year, you may be unlucky enough not to get one. But do not worry, there is yet another Subaru x Seiko watch and this one is built for those who enjoy the great outdoors.

This one has a run of 500 units, close to double the mechanical watch. Sadly, this one gives up all presences of being a driver’s watch and focuses more of being a sports and outdoor watch. Still, it’s worth noting that this is the first digital watch collaboration between Seiko and Subaru.

Part of the Prospex series, this comes with a field sensor that can monitor things like altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature, and so forth making this a useful device for mountain climbing. It can even be linked to a smartphone app via Bluetooth. What’s more, the face is actually a solar panel negating the need to replace the battery, ever.

With a case size at 55.6 mm, it is larger than the mechanical driver’s watch, but it is way lighter at just 79 grams.

Like the Subaru x Seiko mechanical driver’s watch, this one also costs 60,000 yen (~ P 29,321).

Whether you prefer the mechanical driver watch or the Prospex outdoor watch, if you love Subaru and Seiko, this may be a good reason to book that plane ticket to Japan and see if you can snag one of these limited edition models.

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