Wednesday 7 December 2016

'Game over man, game over' - Seiko reissues Sigourney Weaver's watch from Aliens movie

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 18/11/2015 | 16:56

Spaceship story: A 29-year-old Sigourney Weaver stars in iconic sci-fi thriller 'Aliens'.
Spaceship story: A 29-year-old Sigourney Weaver stars in iconic sci-fi thriller 'Aliens'.
The re-issued Giugiaro 7A28-7000 Seiko watch Credit: Seiko website
Sigourney Weaver joined the crew of the hit ITV show in Port Isaac, Cornwall

Seiko has announced it's reissuing its Giugiaro 7A28-7000 watch, famous for being on heroine Sigourney Weaver's wrist for much of the 1986 cult movie Aliens.

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The science-fiction horror movie is the second installment in the Alien franchise.

The film follows Weaver's character, Ellen Ripley, as she returns to the planet where her crew encountered the hostile Alien creature, this time accompanied by a unit of space marines.

The original watch was conceived by Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro in the early 1980s, and is recognisable by its blocky panel that houses chunky chronograph buttons to the right of the watch face.

The re-issued Giugiaro 7A28-7000 Seiko watch
Credit: Seiko website
The re-issued Giugiaro 7A28-7000 Seiko watch Credit: Seiko website

It was the world's first ever watch to use an analog quartz chronograph movement.

The new "Seiko X Giugiaro Spirit Smart" reissues aren't quite identical to the 7A28-7000 notable absences include the crown and the extra button on the left side.

But the '80s-futurist vibe remains, and the new versions are less expensive than acquiring an original watch on eBay.

However, they'll still be quite exclusive; the grey SCED035 and black SCED037 watches are limited to 3,000 pieces each, and will set you back €243 and €273 respectively.

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