These two firms have collaborated before, most notably in 1983, creating the 7A28-7000, a.k.a. “Alien’s Ripley,” the futuristic watch Sigourney Weaver’s iconic Ellen Ripley character wore in James Cameron’s classic sci-fi Aliens franchise. Seiko x Giugiaro reissued that one last year, and now they’re bringing back another nostalgia design: The Rider’s Chronograph.
As much as I love Seiko, I just don’t get the idea here. The Rider’s Chronograph is a quartz watch, it looks like a broken Swatch and, in my humble opinion, has little class. Sorry, I know many people like this kind of re-creation, but I can’s see it.