Continuing their creative collaborative partnership, luxury Japanese streetwear label Bape and Japanese watchmaker Seiko have just unveiled their latest limited edition creation … and we like it.
Water resistant to 200 metres, this matt black marvel is, much like their first joint effort, sporting Bape’s quintessential “ABC” camouflage, which has been masterfully applied to the dial, as only to be expected of Seiko.
Unlike the previous watch, however, this new timepiece has ditched the vibrant camo green in favour of a much more brooding and low-key black and grey colour palette.
The dial also features Lumibrite hour indices and handset, prominent chapter ring and a day-and-date window, which can be found at the three o’clock position.
The unique dial is capped with a Hardlex crystal, and the case back shows off an engraving that reads “A BATHING APE LIMITED EDITION”.
Powering the limited edition timepiece is Seiko’s tried-and-true Calibre 4R36, a true workhorse of a movement that the Japanese watchmaker utilises in a number of its collections including the new Seiko 5 Sports series and the Prospex range.
The self-winding movement features approximately 41 hours of power reserve, 24 jewels, seconds hacking and the aforementioned day-and-date complication.
Shrouding the movement, the stainless steel case itself, as well as the unidirectional rotating bezel, has been given a black treatment, which goes a fair way to complementing the streetwear aesthetic.
And when you take into account Seiko’s famed accordion rubber band, also finished in a conforming matt black, this watch makes a pretty compelling case for a great weekend beater.
There’s no word yet as to what the local pricing will be, or what the availability of this great limited edition timepiece will be, however, it’s set to go on sale on Bape’s website from January 25, so it’s definitely worth visiting the site.