For enthusiasts awaiting the perfect blend of vintage charm and modern functionality, this timepiece might just be the epitome of their desires. Let’s delve into the intricate details of this masterpiece and why it stands as one of Seiko’s most awaited releases in recent history.
To fully appreciate the SPB411, we need to rewind to 1968 when Seiko introduced the 6117-8000 Navigator Timer, marking Seiko first venture into the GMT-style watch territory. Here a set of photos from our collections where you can appreciate the orginal from '68.
Fast forward to 2023, the SPB411 pays homage to its predecessor, staying true to the essence of the original while integrating modern features.
Crafted with precision, the SPB411 boasts a stainless steel case with a super-hard coating, bringing its diameter within 1mm of the original. The watch’s elegance is enhanced by a sunburst gray dial adorned with applied indices, illuminated by LumiBrite, and a subtle date window. The bidirectional 24-hour bezel adds a touch of functionality, making it a true companion for globetrotters.
Powering this marvel is the Seiko 6R54 automatic winding movement, ensuring a remarkable 72-hour power reserve. Limited to 4,000 pieces, this reissue stands as a testament to Seiko’s commitment to quality. While the exact pricing is a mystery, the anticipation around its affordability and quality only heightens the excitement.
This reissue represents more than just a watch; it embodies the anticipation, craftsmanship, and innovation of Seiko. Stay tuned for its release, as we anticipate enthusiasts worldwide embracing this timeless masterpiece.
|MODEL||Land Mechanical GMT Limited Edition "Navigator Timer"|
|DIAL||Sunburst gray with applied indices, LumiBrite, and date window|
|CASE MATERIAL||Stainless steel with super-hard coating|
|CASE DIMENSIONS||38.5mm (diameter) × 45.2mm (lug-to-lug) × 12.6mm (thickness)|
|CRYSTAL||Boxed sapphire with antireflective coating on underside|
|CASE BACK||Solid stainless steel, screw-in|
|MOVEMENT||Seiko 6R54 — automatic winding, 21,600vph frequency, 72-hour power reserve|
|WATER RESISTANCE||10 bar|
|STRAP||Stainless steel five-row bracelet with three-fold clasp with push-button release|
|FUNCTIONS||Time (hours, minutes, central seconds, 24-hour GMT), bidirectional 24-hour bezel, and date|
|SPECIAL NOTE(S)||Limited edition of 4,000 pieces|
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