The next production run of Seaforths will be made available via pre-order. Production time will be around 4 months, but if you choose to participate, please be cognizant that delays can and do occur. I am reconnecting with production partners over the course of this week to nail down lead times and materials availability (most are just returning from the Chinese New Year holidays), but I think I'll be able to finalize details and open it up by early next week. Please subscribe to this feed so you receive updates, or at the very least make sure to check back next Sunday night at around 9PM Pacific time. The plan is to request a USD$200 deposit with the remainder due right before shipping in the summer. The pre-order will be cancellable at any time, because a non-refundable deposit is hardly fun for anyone.
Here is an outline of the changes I have in mind for this run, as compared to Series II:
- returning colours: Pastel Blue and Abyss Blue
- colours not returning: Bahama Yellow and Nimbus Grey, to be replaced by two of the following: orange dial, sunburst grey or gilt + sunburst blue from Series I
- DLC case option
- movement will be the ETA 2824-2. My personal view on no-date dials on this movement is well-documented (summary: phantom date clicks are abhorrent), but if you can live with it, leave a comment and we'll potentially do a no-date dial if enough folks are interested.
- perhaps the most exciting thing for me for this upcoming run: a boutique-only edition offered in partnership with watchmaker, friend and gonzo horology enthusiast Jason Gallop. He is the proprietor of Roldorf & Co, and the plan is to make the watch available solely through them. More details on this special edition to come!
- nope, still no bracelet.
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