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Introducing the Seiko Alpinist SPB201J1, a European Exclusive with a New Gray Dial

Introducing the Seiko Alpinist SPB201J1, a European Exclusive with a New Gray Dial


The Seiko Alpinist is a top choice among aficionados for its set of experiences, esteem, and unmistakable brand of rough class that isn’t especially common somewhere else in the Seiko arrangement. Seiko has been reviving the Alpinist line throughout the most recent year with refreshed Prospex badged models , and a line of more insignificant, more modest renditions of the Alpinist without the notorious compass bezel. The most recent Alpinist, an European restrictive delivery, presents the full size Alpinist in a dark colorway enlivened by a mountain sunset. 

For a watch called the Alpinist, dim appears to be a characteristic shading decision, so it’s somewhat astonishing we haven’t seen a variation very like this previously. I don’t think about you, however when I think about the sort of mountain setting that Seiko needs us to summon with the Alpinist range, snow covered tops with dim skies come to mind, and that seems like the tone Seiko is going for in this delivery. The SPB201J1, notwithstanding its matte dim dial, highlights accents of red, white, and silver, which are all intended to summon the “sunset” topic. Notwithstanding the normal wonder that flies into your head when you wear this watch (if any whatsoever), I think the colorway totally works, especially in the way the numerals and hour markers fly against the dim foundation of the dial. The red accents on the compass bezel give barely sufficient differentiation to be practical and loan some visual interest whether you utilize the watch’s orienteering abilities or not. Basically, this is only an extremely alluring dial with all components coming together in a sound manner, and the straightforward matte completion is a welcome change from the more complex sunray and slope dials that we’ve seen on late Aplinist releases. 

Other than the new dark dial, this is a lot of the very present day Alpinist that has been available for about a year now. It has a date window with magnifier at 3:00, the all around referenced inner pivoting compass bezel, and Seiko’s Caliber 6R35 beating endlessly inside. The case stays 39.5mm in width with a stature of 13.2mm, and a drag to haul estimation of 46.4mm. This watch has been a compact wearing encounter, making it simple to wear in a wide assortment of dynamic circumstances, particularly like a conventional field watch. With 200 meters of water opposition it’s powerful enough for pretty much anything, however with profoundly cleaned surfaces and basilica style hands, the Alpinist has a beneficiary of refinement to it that doesn’t shout “outdoor watch.” 

As referenced over, this is an European restrictive delivery, and it’s additionally restricted to 2,021 pieces. The main little cluster was made accessible for pre-request solely through our companions at Fratello , with seriously becoming accessible through European market channels soon. The retail cost is €790. More data can be found here .

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