Lowercase, a Japanese design and creative consulting firm, just teamed up with a Japanese watchmaker to unveil not one, not two, but eight new collaborative takes on the Seiko Prospex Fieldmaster. Of the new iterations, five will be available as limited editions from retailers such as Freemans Sporting Club, Beams, United Arrows and Journal Standard. The three others will be permanent models for Seiko. The catch? They’re only available in Japan.
All watches are based on the Fieldmaster SBDC011 — nicknamed the “Field Tuna” for its resemblance to the iconic, chunky diver from Seiko — and come powered by a solar-charged quartz movement. That’s housed in a 44mm black stainless steel case, and each version is affixed to either a leather or nylon NATO strap. Each edition comes with its own dial color, dial design and case finishing accents.
Two models for Freemans Sporting Club will go on sale in September, with the rest debuting in October. Prices will range from around $340 to $410 (or 37,000 to 45,000 Japanese yen). While they’re only available in Japan, it’s very likely some will pop up on eBay (presumably at a premium) in the coming weeks; other Lowercase collaborations with Seiko, for example, have popped up for sale on Amazon and Shopping in Japan, too.