NEW: Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series x Zero Halliburton

We have looked at some watch-related accessories from luggage brands Globe-Trotter and Rimowa, so it seems right to add to this list by mentioning a new collaboration between Zero Halliburton and Seiko.

Seiko has launched the limited edition three model Presage Sharp Edged Series Zero Halliburton, with watches featuring design nods to Zero Halliburton’s “Pursuit Aluminum Series”. There are two GMT models and one with just the time and a date window.

Even those who don’t know the Zero Halliburton name know its classic look and reputation for toughness through its many appearances in films and t.v. series over the decades, such is the recognition factor of the original aluminium design. It has ventured far away from having a single ‘look’ and material, not to mention corporate ownership, but for many, there’s only aluminium.

It is the “double-ribbed” design associated with the aluminium cases that has made its way onto the watch dials, along with the Japanese hemp leaf pattern that is a feature of the Sharp Edged Series dial. The GMT models have a ‘material nod’ to the luggage via the aluminium bezels.

If we flip to the back, a simple “Zero Halliburton” is on the sapphire crystal, and “limited edition” engraved on the case for all three models.

Both of the GMT models come in 42.2mm sized stainless steel cases with a thickness of 100m, though one has obviously been hardened and blackened. The black model SPB271J1 is limited to 600 pieces and the white SPB269J1, to 2,000 pieces.

Along with the time, they have a date indication, 24-hour hand for the second time zone, and a power reserve indicator. The lume is supplied by the use of Lumibrite on hands and indices.

Powering these two models is the automatic Caliber 6R64, which has a power reserve of 45 hours.

The time and date SPB277J1 is limited to 2,000 pieces and in a smaller 39.9mm (11.1mm thick) stainless steel case with a water resistance of 100m. The lack of any complications means that the decorative elements of the dial are highlighted to a greater degree. It also has Lumibrite for the hands and markers.

Inside is the automatic Caliber 6R35 with a power reserve of 70 hours.

To commemorate the collaboration, the watches come in a Zero Halliburton polycarbonate case that has the double-ribbed design.

They are available for pre-order (February 2022 delivery) and have RRPs of AUD 1,750 for the time/ date model, AUD 2,395 for the GMT white dial model, and AUD 2,450 for the GMT Black model.


I have an anecdote about the toughness of the old school Zero Halliburton cases (there’s also the time when it fell on my head by accident – protip: avoid), but I’ll leave that for another day.

 

[Photo credit: Seiko]



Categories: Japanese watches, Limited Editions, Seiko, Watch Profile, watches, Women's watches

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