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Seiko Speedmaster Ripley 7a28-7000







Car designers collaborating with watch brands isn't unheard of, but the fusion of Japanese watchmaking prowess with the renowned Italian car designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro, was truly exceptional. Their partnership resulted in a collection of exceptionally unique timepieces, even by contemporary standards.


One standout creation from this collaboration is the iconic Seiko Giugiaro Speedmaster ‘Ripley’ 7A28-7000 Chronograph, famously featured in James Cameron’s 1986 blockbuster, Alien. Among Giugiaro's early ventures into watch design, this model showcased a striking Seiko quartz chronograph, powered by the pioneering Seiko quartz Cal. 7A28 movement. Notably, the Seiko 7A28 quartz chronograph was the world's first analog quartz chronograph movement, having debuted just a few years prior.


Upon its debut, the 'Ripley' was undeniably unconventional: Its distinct rectangular housing on the right flank of the case positioned the chronograph pushers vertically—an uncommon yet instantly recognizable design choice. Complemented by a vibrant yellow seconds track and a bold orange handset against a brushed steel backdrop, the watch exuded a unique charm, earning it a reputation as one of Seiko's quirkiest (and most coveted) references.


In pristine, unworn condition, this classic JDM Speedmaster variant retains its original allure, with the protective blue film on the case back still intact. It stands as a testament to the ingenuity of its design and ranks among the most captivating chronographs ever made. Acquiring this gem would undoubtedly elevate any collection, making it a standout centerpiece for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.


Ships from Tokyo, Japan

Seiko Speedmaster Ripley 7a28-7000

  • The chronograph is in excellent condition: The watch is unworn and the case has no visible scratches. The dial is the main attraction here as it is very clean and the hands are still intact. The bracelet is in very good condition and retains the original silver coating. The caseback has no visible scratches and retains its original blue protective film

    All the chronograph features work without issues.

    There are no visible scratches on the glass

  • BRAND: Seiko
    MODEL: Speedmaster JDM
    REFERENCE: 7a28-7000
    DIAL: Original black dial
    CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
    CASE DIMENSIONS: 40 x 42.25mm, 18mm Lug Width, 11mm thickness.
    CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
    CASE BACK: Snap-in Stainless Steel
    MOVEMENT: Seiko 7A28A
    Manufacturing date: June 1983
    Bracelet/Strap: Original full-length silver bracelet coded AA013 with the Speedmaster logo on the clasp.

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