The case is 40.8mm wide and just 11mm thick. Seiko will produce models in both IP black or brushed steel cases with matching bracelets. The cases have rotating timing bezels and it goes without saying that Giugiaro originally designed this collection as a driver’s watch. If you know about Seiko design history, you’ll recall how this asymmetrical case concept found its way into future designs.
In case you were wondering, once again we have a situation where these Giugiaro Spirit Smart watches will be available exclusively in Japan – at least officially. That is the bad news, and worse is that some might even be sold out already or near to sold out. If you want to entice Japanese buyers, you produce a watch that is limited, that is European designed, that is under $500, that is connected to a cult 1980s movie, that is somehow related to horror monsters, and that is related to science fiction. That pretty much guarantees success. The good news is that if you find them online they aren’t ultra expensive.
The various models in this Giugiaro redo collection are the SCED003 in black and red (500 pieces), the SCED005 in black and yellow (500 piece), the SCED007 in black and green (500 pieces), the SCED001 in steel and black (500 pieces), the SCED011 in black and blue (200 pieces), and the SCED009 in steel and orange (200 pieces). The latter two are exclusives for Japanese retailer TIC TAC. Retail prices range from 29,400 – 33,600 Yen (or about $300 – $350). seiko-watch.co.jp/spirit/giugiaro