Seiko, the trailblazer in watchmaking since 1964, takes us on a stylish journey back in time with the latest addition to its Style60’s series – the SRPK61. Paying tribute to its iconic ‘64 Crown Chronograph, this limited-edition release commemorates the 60th anniversary of Seiko’s pioneering stopwatch function. The SRPK61 boasts a slimmer 39.5mm stainless steel case, a nod to modern aesthetics, while retaining the boxy Hardlex crystal and the distinctive five-link bracelet from its vintage counterpart. Powering this beauty is the 4R35 automatic movement, delivering a robust 41-hour power reserve.
This recreation doesn’t just stop at design; it introduces a date window on the dial, a contemporary touch absent in the original Crown Chronograph. The see-through case back proudly bears the inscription “Limited Edition,” accompanied by a serial number, and the watch is presented in a vintage box capturing the essence of its era. While purists may debate the changes, the Style60’s series epitomizes homage with a twist. With only 5,000 pieces available at $595 starting January 2024, the SRPK61 is a modern classic that demands attention – an irresistible blend of nostalgia and innovation for watch enthusiasts in the know.