Seiko has revealed a stunning limited edition of a Prospex Landmaster Miura Everest 2013. Built for the most demanding explorers, the latest Seiko’s is one hell of a watch dedicated to the 80-year old Japanese alpinist, Yuichiro Miura and his gutsy tryst with the formidable Mt. Everest. In May 2013, he will attempt to climb again the mighty Everest for the third time in May 2013. And in honor of this attempt, Seiko has created this watch in limited edition of 300 pieces.
The Prospex Landmaster Miura Everest has a 46mm titanium case and features Seiko’s innovative “Spring Drive” technology via the 5R66 movement. Specifics include a 46mm case, ultra-resistant, matt black IP coated titanium, three fold clasp bracelet, an additional nylon strap and the crown at the 12 o’clock position.
The bezel and case-back are screwed down giving extra-resistance to pressure and an anti-reflecting sapphire crystal encases the watch. The watch can water-pressure up to 100 meters (330 feet).
The matte black dial features hour-markers and hour and minute hands with luminescent white coating. The second time zone is displayed by red Arabic numerals. The central GMT hand is skeletonized and has a red tip. Also note the date window at the 3 o’clock position and a power reserve indicator below this.
It is still unclear if Miura will in fact wear this watch for his climb. We wish him good fortune and a safe trek!