In the Wakayama Prefecture of Japan, the JR line known as Panda Kuroshio has captured the imagination of many. Now, Seiko has collaborated with JR West Japan to create a special timepiece, the Seiko 287 Series Panda Kuroshio Chronograph, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the JR Express train.
This unique watch design draws inspiration from the front of the JR train, reflecting the theme of a world where people, animals, and nature coexist harmoniously. The white dial features two black inner dials with ocean blue accents, and at 12 o'clock, an adorable baby panda steals the spotlight. The black and white panda face represents the leading panda parent and their child, while the ocean blue color pays homage to the sustainable smile train introduced in 2020.
Powered by a quartz movement, this watch offers practical functionality with its 24-hour and 60-minute chronograph indicators on the black subdials, as well as a date indicator. The hour and minute hands feature phosphorescent loom, enhancing visibility in low-light conditions. The watch boasts a robust case size of approximately 47 by 39.8 mm, a thickness of 12.8 millimeters, and a durable hardlex crystal. With a water resistance of 10 bar, it is suitable for everyday wear.
The panda design at 12 o'clock is undoubtedly the highlight of this timepiece. The hour and minute hands have a luminous glow, while the second hand bears the word "Panda Kuroshio" and a black dot representing the panda's nose. The watch includes a push start reset chronograph function and a bezel with a decimeter scale. The limited edition number is engraved on the case back, and this release is limited to 5,000 pieces.
The watch comes in a special box adorned with the Panda Kuroshio fifth anniversary commemorative logo. Inside the box, you will find a set of vehicle photos featuring the panda Kuroshio sustainable smile train station.
Don't miss your chance to own this extraordinary Seiko × JR West collaboration. Stay tuned to WatchOutz.com for updates on the release of the Seiko 287 Series Panda Kuroshio Chronograph Made in Japan Limited Edition.