Is your wrist feeling lonely? May it’s just fatigue from the usual timepieces you cycle regularly. You could give a fancy smartwatch a shot and play around with the different faces for something fresh each day. Another option would be to shop for a new addition to your lineup. How about we check out the Seiko 5 Sports x Kosuke Kawamura SKX collection?
Keep in mind that these are limited-edition releases, which means you can miss out if you wait too long. First up, if bright colors and busy aesthetics are not to your liking turn away now. For the rest who are open to the avant-garde, we have a 42.5 mm x 13.4 mm stainless steel case. Meanwhile, the crown placement is at 4 o’clock as framed by guards on each side.
Next is the exhibition case back for those who prefer to occasionally view the reliable 24-jewel Calibre 4R36 automatic movement with a 41-hour power reserve. The 5 Sports x Kosuke Kawamura SKX touts a 22 mm three-link stainless steel bracelet with a push button release three-fold clasp closure.
As for the features that set it apart from Seiko’s regular 5 Sports offerings, let us start with the rotating uni-directional bezel. The aluminum insert shows alternating graphics in silver and black along with the indications. Kosuke Kawamura then endows the watch with a translucent dial in two colorways.
The SRPJ43 is in gray/green, while the SRPJ41 is orange/green. Really zoom in and you’ll see intricate concentric patterns that blur the details until they reach the day/date window at 3 o’clock. What follows is the tinted window on the case back with the graphic artist’s signature. The 5 Sports x Kosuke Kawamura SKX will hit retailers next month.Order yours now
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