*strikes Ultraseven pose*
C’mon, as much as you tried to resist, everyone knows and wants to strike that pose whenever Ultraseven or any variation of Ultramans (Ultramen?) are mentioned. But before we go off on a tangent, let’s focus on the main attraction for today. The Seiko 5 Sports 55th Anniversary Ultraseven Limited Edition ‘SRPJ79’ is a collaboration between Seiko and the ‘Ultraseven’ brand which celebrates its 55th year in broadcast.
“So, what’s changed on the Ultraseven model?”
It’s an aesthetic exercise, this. First off, the dial is and unidirectional bezel features a colour scheme that’s similar to the uniform worn by the Ultra Guards so we’re looking at plenty of grey and black accents all round. Look closely and you’ll see the letterings ‘TDF-UG’ which is a nod to the series’ ‘Terrestrial Defense Force Ultra Guard’.
The matte silver dial and black bezel gets offset by a pop of red at the tip of the seconds hand while the nylon NATO strap retains the same colour scheme as the dial. The supplied strap is also marked with the ‘Terrestrial Defense Force’ lettering across.
Flip the watch around and the semi-transparent, screw down case back with the Ultraseven silhouette is marked with a ‘Limited Edition’ text and the production serial number. In case you’re wondering, the Seiko 5 Sports 55th Anniversary Ultraseven Limited Edition ‘SRPJ79’ is limited to just 3,400 units and is set to hit shelves in Seiko boutiques and dealers this January. Tentative pricing is RM2,250.
Of course, no limited edition model is complete without a dedicated box. The Ultraseven 5 Sports comes in a stainless steel box with the Ultra Guard logo.
“Tech specs on the Ultraseven?”
It’s mainly the same as run-of-the-mill 5 Sports models so within the 42.5 mm by 13.4 mm (height) case beats the Caliber 4R36. The 24-jeweled automatic movement beats at 3 Hz and offers approximately 41 hours of power reserve.
Water resistance is rated at 100 m and Seiko’s Hardlex crystal sits atop the aforementioned silver-grey dial.