Seiko ProspexLimited edition “Shu-iro”

Seiko ProspexLimited edition “Shu-iro”

740 euro
Type: Prospex
Referentie: SRPH61K1
Diameter : 43,8 mm
Kaliber: 4R35

Seiko Prospex LE “Shu-iro”

You might be asking yourself where the unique color scheme used for the latest Samurai LE comes from. Well, the clue is in the name. “Shu-iro” is a type of deep red color, used for the armor worn by the ancient Suigun naval forces. This bold color was said to display and inspire courage both in yourself as well as those who shared the battlefield with you. It is certainly a stunning choice for this tiled mosaic dial. The Shu-iro is beautifully paired with golden hands and indexes filled with white lume. A black ceramic bezel also features markings in this golden tone, giving the watch an unmistakably noble appearance.

Other than that, this latest iteration features the “King Samurai” case, nicknamed such due to its more angular lugs. The bezel’s knurled edge shares the diamond grip pattern found on the hilt of a Japanese katana. Honestly, the colorway Seiko has opted for here really suits the watch. Not just in terms of aesthetics, but also in the name. There’s something about the mix of deep, dark red, gold, and glossy black that screams “Samurai.” Throw this one on a dark green leather strap with gold stitching, and you’ve got yourself a combination as sharp as the Samurai’s own blade. Inside, the automatic Seiko 4R35 beats away at 21,600vph with around 40 hours of power reserve.