Celebrating 55 years of excellence, Seiko unveils a limited-edition timepiece in honor of the legendary Bruce Lee, a dedicated fan of the Seiko 5 Sports collection during his lifetime. This extraordinary watch commemorates the myriad accomplishments of Bruce Lee as a martial artist, actor, and global cultural icon.
Bruce Lee, born in San Francisco, was a renowned film actor, martial artist, director, and instructor whose influence spanned across the globe. He gained international fame with the blockbuster “The Big Boss” (1971) but sadly passed away at the tender age of 32 while filming “Enter the Dragon” (1973). A versatile creator and martial arts connoisseur, Lee founded Jeet Kune Do, or “Way of the Intercepting Fist,” a martial art philosophy that continues to captivate enthusiasts worldwide.
The watch’s dial exhibits a dragon image, sketched by Lee himself during his lifetime. Additionally, the bezel showcases characters embodying the essence of Jeet Kune Do, accompanied by a phrase that translates to “Using no way as way; having no limitation as limitation.”
Emulating the attire worn in kung fu, the black leather strap with silver stitching mirrors the same dragon design displayed on the dial. Moreover, the watch includes an extra nylon strap, patterned after the iconic yellow tracksuit donned by Lee.
Powered by the Caliber 4R36, the watch boasts a 10 bar water resistance. The Hardlex crystal glass and the stainless steel case with black hard coating augment the watch’s durability. On the case back, the core symbol of Jeet Kune Do, inspired by the yin-yang symbol, is engraved, along with the “Limited Edition” inscription and the serial number. Encased in a specially crafted presentation box adorned with Lee’s signature, the watch encapsulates the essence of this martial arts legend.
Available from October 2023, priced at €520, at Seiko Boutiques and selected retail stores worldwide, this limited edition, restricted to 15,000 pieces, is a must-have for Bruce Lee enthusiasts and Seiko aficionados alike.
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