Rowing Blazers has teamed up once again with Seiko for a very bright, colourful, and vintage inspired dials on Seiko 5 Sports watches. The four dials have been designed by Rowing Blazers creative director, Jack Carlson, and vintage watch expert, Eric Wind, in partnership with Seiko.
These aren’t crazy expensive limited-edition releases, well, they are limited edition, but with a price tag of $890 AUD, they are far more attainable than usual releases of this kind.
Each watch has a 40mm stainless-steel case and bracelet with an added specially designed nylon strap. Other features include monogrammed crowns, “candy cane” second hands, and a caseback adorned with Rowing Blazers own “Tempus Fugit” motif. It also comes in a special co-branded presentation box which is sure to get a few collectors excited.
Jack Carlson spoke of the collaboration: “I love what we do with Seiko and with the watch world in general. Some brands do sneakers; Rowing Blazers does watches. This new collection is inspired by a 1970 Seiko Diver with a bright orange dial and beautiful orange and black markers. I’m crazy about the colours, too. They’re just very wearable, but the colours are so punchy.”
When compared to the 2021 collection, Carlson believes that the design approach this time should be “the next logical step. Instead of playing with bezels, it’s playing with the dial and the details.”
“It’s classic, but it’s fun,” continues Carlson, “I don’t like doing things that are too out there or have too many bells and whistles, because then I feel like it gets away from this idea of being classic and wearable. The black dial with the multi-color markers is just right. If you look closely, you go ‘wow.’ But it’s subtle.”
One cool update is the day-date display can be shown in either Japanese or English which is something that Carlson “insisted on.”
The last time these two have partnered up for a special release, the watches sold out incredibly quickly, so you’d better be quick to snap one up.
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