In the past, there have been collaborations between car designers and watch brands, but the partnership between Seiko, a Japanese watchmaker, and Giorgetto Giugiaro, a renowned Italian car designer, was notably different. One of Giugiaro's most iconic designs is the 7A28-7000, which was worn by the character Ripley in the movie "Aliens" directed by James Cameron. The watch was featured prominently in a couple of memorable scenes in the film.
Giugiaro intentionally disregarded the conventional rules of watch design, which is immediately apparent at first glance. The two-dimensional and angled edges, as well as the unique placement of chronograph buttons and the half-rectangular-shaped case, were not typically seen in Seiko watches and went against the norm.
The original Ripley model was issued in 1983 with different color configurations. It was successful in embodying Giorgetto Giugiaro's futuristic design style, and watch enthusiasts appreciated it immediately. The reissued versions from 2015 are contemporary timepieces that remain faithful to the original design, with their own unique style.
This SCED035 comes in silver color which is faithful to the original "Ripley" 7A28. Limited 3000 pieces only, we're glad to offer this beautiful example for sale. It is powered with the brand’s in-house quartz chronograph movement Caliber 7T12 which is capable of measuring 1/5scn and offers 5-year battery life. The movement is operated by the pushers located on the edges of a brick-like part just like the original design. The upper pusher operates the start/stop functions while the lower pusher resets the elapsed time.
There really isn’t a more sci-fi watch you can own and it's certainly a great addition regardless of the Aliens or the Giugiaro associations.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan
SOLD - Seiko x Giugiaro Design SCED035
The chronograph is in excellent condition: The case is strong with just some light 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 with just light scratches. The caseback has light scratches from usage.
All the chronograph features work without issues.
There are no visible scratches on the glass
MODEL: Seiko x Giugiaro Design Spirit Smart
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 7T12
Manufacturing date: 2015
Bracelet/Strap: Original and correct silver coated with Seiko logo on the clasp.