As a tribute to the World Athletic Championships which will take place in Eugene, Oregon, from July 15 – July 24, Japanese watchmaker Seiko launches the Prospex Speedtimer Limited Edition Chronograph. Serving as the official timekeeper for the event, Seiko will keep the scope of the launch, with an availability of only 400 pieces worldwide now planned to hit the stores in June 2022.
Contrary to the unlimited models launched earlier, the 42.5mm automatic chronograph with bicompax layout features a dial with a finely grained surface that is inspired by stadium running tracks. It makes for a nice background for the yellow chronograph hands and the two registers in gray. The date aperture at 6 o’clock is also color coordinated, with a white on black indication.
The Prospex Speedtimer Limited Edition Chronograph is powered by the manufacture automatic caliber 8R46 which boasts a vertical clutch and a column wheel to increase precision and durability.
The hardened stainless steel case is water-resistant to 100 meters and equipped with an exhibition back that bears an imprinted logo of the World Athletics Championship. The timepiece is delivered with a leather strap and a bracelet and retails for $3,200.
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