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SEIKO 5 Sport SRPH80K1 BRIAN MAY LIMITED EDITION “Red Special” Automatic Men’s Watch

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Seiko 5 Sports and Brian May, guitarist of legendary rock band QUEEN!

Brian's favorite guitar, the "Red Special," inspires this gold-colored design in the special series.

 

Brian Harold May

Throughout his career, rock legend Brian May has relied upon his "Red Special" Guitar to create the sound that helped make Queen one of the world's most admired and celebrated rock bands. He has also relied on Seiko. For more than 40 years, Brian has worn a Seiko diver's watch whose enduringly popular design is the inspiration for the latest Seiko 5 Sports collection. Brian bought his Seiko watch while first on tour in Japan in the 1970s. Since then, his guitar and watch have travelled the globe together - making great music and keeping great time.

 

The "Red Special" guitar

Brian and his father made the guitar entirely by hand, using only hand tools. The neck was carved from the wood of an old fireplace, already 100 years old at the time. The body was made from block board with an ancient oak insert, coated with a mahogany veneer that Brian stained and polished himself. The innovative tremolo system, designed by Brian, featured a hand-carved mild steel rocker plate pivoting on a knife edge, with the strings' tension balanced by motorcycle valve springs. To complete the job, the tremolo arm was improvised from part of a bicycle saddlebag holder, capped with a piece of his mother's sturdy knitting needle. The Red Special is a labor of love that has uniquely served Brian on stage and in the studio for over half a century, being repeatedly evolved and refined till this day.

 

Model : SRPH80K1

Limited edition of 12,500 pieces

Duration: Approx. 41 hours

Movement: 4R36

Glass: Crystal Hardlex

Band Material: Nylon

Water Resistance: 10 bar

Diameter: 42.5

LIMITED EDITION on the case back