Seiko 5 Sports Kosuke Kawamura Limited Edition SRPJ41
Kosuke Kawamura is a Hiroshima-born creative who started off as a graphic designer and began exhibiting his artworks by the early 2000s across Japan and the globe which led to collaborations with the likes of Adidas, G-shock, Uniqlo, Gundam, Evangelion and Akira. Known for his collage-based style, he first started off with digital collages utilizing Photoshop and Illustrator but moved towards the traditional method of shredding magazines. Using this inspiration as well as classic elements from vintage Seiko watches of the 1960s and 1970s, both parties now present the Seiko 5 Sports Kosuke Kawamura SRPJ41.
What matters in the context of this Seiko 5 Sports Kosuke Kawamura limited edition are the colours, the bezel’s insert and, mostly, how the dial has been treated. The latter is now translucent and partially coloured, leaving the view opened on the day and date discs underneath. Also, graphic printed elements framing the Automatic indication and the day-date window have been printed on its surface, and the dial has a two-colour combination that is bold, graphic and fresh. The SRPJ41 has an orange/teal scheme. And there’s a discreet concentric texture inside this translucent plate, creating a cool blurry effect that is reminiscent of Kawamura’s shredded art.
This watch is directly modelled after the 1970s Time Sonar models, a style that can also be seen in the handset, fairly different from what is usually found on Seiko 5 Sports watches. The partially tinted dial are framed by an inner flange, printed with a colourful precision track. A red triangle marks the zero. In the same vein, the bezel’s insert, in aluminum, has a graphic vibe with contrasting silver and black areas. All in all, a rather unique and original look that has a clear retro vibe.
Limited Edition of 3,000
- SKU: SRPJ41
- Brand: Seiko
- Case: Stainless steel
- Case Size: 42.5mm
- Dial Colour: Translucent orange and teal dial offering a view of the day/date disk. English/Kanji day display
Lume: Lumibrite on hands and indexes
- Crystal: Hardlex with lenses
Bezel: Bi-color uni-directional rotating bezel
- Case-Back: Screw-down see-through case-back
Water Resistance: 10bar
- Movement: 4R36
- Movement Type: Automatic with manual winding capacity
- Power Reserve: 41 Hours
- Strap Material: Stainless Steel
- Clasp: Tri-fold push button release clasp with lock
- Warranty: 2 year manufacturer international guarantee