Collaborations between watch brands and other, often lifestyle-oriented brands for other industries, are a dime a dozen. Some are making sense, some are, let’s be honest, not very relevant or simply don’t speak to us. Seiko‘s latest collaboration is in the latter category, as the brand introduces “a collaboration with Zero Halliburton, a premium quality travel-luggage brand renowned for its durability, reliability and cutting-edge design.” With that part of the way, let’s focus on the three new watches released by the brand, which are actually pretty attractive. All based on the Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series, here are the new Zero Halliburton Limited Editions SPB269, SPB277 and SPB271.
These watches are, according to Seiko, “inspired by the brand’s next-generation Pursuit Aluminum Series” made by the American brand Zero Halliburton, and created by “American Industrialist Erle Halliburton to survive the tough environment of the Midwest oil fields.” Since then, it has made a name for itself thanks to its sharp designs and durable aluminium exterior, as well as being entrusted with such treasures as moon rocks from Apollo 11 mission. The most emblematic design feature is the brand’s “double-ribbed design” and it has found its way on new watches by Seiko.
There are three new models released by Seiko as part of this series of limited editions, all of them being based on the relatively recent Presage Sharp Edged Series. Two of them are bolder, sportier GMT models, one is a more classic time-and-date version. The Sharp Edged was Seiko’s vision of a sporty-chic watch, executed with a sharp, angular case construction that seems closer in spirit to the more pronounced forms of a Grand Seiko. Highly dynamic yet not void of a certain elegance, the collection has for now been mostly seen with standard production models.
The two larger versions of the Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series Zero Halliburton are based on the more recent GMT watch, with its larger case and external two-tone 24h bezel. The reference SPB269 plays on relatively classic codes, with a stainless steel case covered with super-hard coating, a white textured dial with applied, faceted hour markers, blue accents on the dial and a black-blue GMT aluminium bezel. The reference SPB271 seems even bolder and sportier, with its black hard coating on a steel case, a black textured dial and still the same two-tone GMT aluminium bezel. These watches share the same 42.2mm x 13.7mm case with sapphire crystal, a 100m water-resistance, a steel bracelet (matching the case colour) and are powered by the calibre 6R64 with 45h power reserve and displaying the HMS, the date in sub-counter, the power reserve and a central GMT hand.
The second version, the reference SPB277, is based on the more classic time-and-date Presage Sharp Edged. This edition relies on the same design elements as the SPB269, with a steel case with super-hard coating, a white textured dial with large faceted markers, blue accents on the hands and the inner flange, and a steel bracelet. Like the standard edition of the Sharp Edged, it measures 39.3mm x 11.1mm, features a sapphire crystal with see-through caseback, is 100m water-resistance and is powered by the calibre 6R35 with 70h power reserve, displaying the HMS and the date.
As you can see, the most noticeable elements are on the dials, with the classic Japanese hemp leaf pattern of the Sharp Edged Series combined with Zero Halliburton’s double-ribbed design. All these limited editions are featuring a special caseback reminding the collaboration and the limitation, and are delivered in a special Zero Halliburton polycarbonate case.
Availability & Price
All three watches from the Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series Zero Halliburton collection will be available as of February 2022. The Sharp Edged GMT SPB269 is limited to 2,000 pieces and retails for USD 1,550. The black Sharp Edged GMT SPB271 is limited to 600 pieces and retails for USD 1,550. The Sharp Edged Time-Date SPB277 is limited to 2,000 pieces and retails for USD 1,100.
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