Seiko used its exclusive partnership with the world’s most successful football club to create one of its most beautiful sport chronographs. Sportura FC Barcelona Chronograph represents the best Japanese craftsmanship and the glorious history of the football giant from the capital of Catalonia.
Like it was announced earlier this year, after Seiko and FC Barcelona had signed a long term partnership, the renowned Japanese watchmaker launched Seiko Sportura FC Barcelona Chronograph to celebrate sport, football and the famous Spanish club. First of all, this is the great news for all fans of FC Barcelona who have desires to show their commitment to the club by wearing the cool watches with the renowned club’s ‘blaugrana’ colors and the FCB crests on the dials. Since Sportura FC Barcelona Chronograph has been already promoted by some of the world’s greatest players, such as Leo Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and the other team’s footballers, it is certainly a very desirable item among fans.
However, this attractive sporty timepiece features several very fine details that also make it highly sought after among the passionate lovers of special chronograph editions. Its stainless steel case with a hard black coating incorporates long lugs that are nicely curved to fit comfortably around a wrist.
Along with a bold sporty look and great comfort, this watch presents superb functionality which is the first thing that comes in mind when you hear the word Seiko. Like every other timepiece from the brand’s leading sport collection, the FC Barcelona Chronograph is also made to be highly readable and easy to use. Therefore, large hour markers come in different colors (2,4,8 and 10 o’clock markers are silver, while the other hour markers are white). Also, the hand on the 60 minute counter that takes the 12 o’clock position has a ‘pointer’ shape which insures the accurate information about the exact time at a single glance. Finally, chronograph buttons have highly polished, wide surfaces which insure superb precision in operations.
With 42 mm in diameter, the case of Seiko Sportura FC Barcelona Chronograph is appropriate for almost every size of a man’s wrist. It incorporates a striking bezel with a tachymeter scale, for counting speed. With this chronograph, you can also track time in 1/5 second increments, as well as do some split time measurements. A sub-dial for a single-time alarm function is located at the 6 o’clock position, while the 60 second counter takes the 9 o’clock position.
The subtle touch of elegance comes with a black leather strap with a stainless steel buckle. This Seiko watch is powered with a quartz movement and it is protected with a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. Safe operations under water (up to 100 meters/330 feet) are insured with a screw-down crown.
Each timepiece comes in a special presentation box, with a commemorative leaflet, featuring the photos of FCB players and their signatures.