Early last year we saw Breitling release a
new series of watches called the ‘heritage 57’. There was a lot of buzz
around these watches particularly because of one certain model, the
Breitling heritage 57 ‘rainbow’ which features a multicoloured spectrum
of colours on the hour markers of the watch. While many commended the
bold design, it copped a lot of hate because well, a rainbow spectrum of
colours is a hard thing to pull off tastefully on a watch.
Seiko have never seemed to shy away from a challenge and have always
been bold with their design choices so it was fitting that when Seiko
released their limited edition, Japan only Pokémon watch series, they
took the challenge to tastefully incorporate a rainbow into their
design. This was done on the SCXP179 also known as the Eevee.
The dial of the watch is a tan finish with a small image of the Pokémon
Eevee at 6 o'clock in a darker shade of tan, to represent the colour of
the characters fur coat. It also features a white Poke ball for the 12
o'clock marker, which is a nice touch. But, more importantly, the hour
markers around the dial are an array of colours to represent something
quite unique to this Pokémon. While Pokémon are famous for their ability
to evolve into new versions of themselves with added abilities, Eevee
is iconic for being able to evolve into 8 different versions of itself,
all in different colours. These colours, green, pink, yellow, blue, red,
purple, black and dark blue are represented as the hour markers on the
dial which is a nod to this unique character, not only that but it is
subtle and tasteful. The watch also comes with a tan NATO strap to match
the dial and comes fitted with a brown leather NATO strap with the
character's paw prints pressed into the strap.
Better luck next time Breitling, but I think Seiko wins this one.
Note: We do not have any Pokémon currently in stock however we are working hard to source a few from Japan.