On The 30th Anniversary Of The Landmaster Series, Seiko Unveils All-New Limited Edition Model

by Sameera Gamage

Loved by Adventurers and Mountaineers, the Landmaster series of timepieces gets an all-new 30th Anniversary Limited Edition timepiece with a beautiful blue dial!

The Seiko Landmaster series first made it’s appearance in 1993 in Japan. Over the past 30 years, the Landmaster timepieces grew in reputation, and with Seiko making constant updates throughout the years, the Landmaster series become quite popular with adventurer’s and mountaineers alike.

The All-New Seiko Landmaster 30th Anniversary Limited Edition SLA071.

Now, on the 30th anniversary of Seiko’s adventure timepiece, the brand is presenting a new Prospex creation with a design that is the culmination of the successive generation of Landmaster watches. The core principles of Seiko’s vision for the Landmaster timepieces was to design watches that are durable and accurate under the most extreme environmental conditions. Seiko actively looked to work with individuals that dared to challenge the freezing temperatures of both North and South Poles, along with climbers willing to summit the world’s highest mountains.

Previous Versions Of Seiko’s Landmaster Timepiece.

The Seiko Museum in Japan holds some of the most sought after Landmaster series limited-edition timepieces, including the Seiko Prospex Landmaster Miura Everest 2013. This timepiece was created in collaboration with Yuichiro Miura, the first man to ski down Mount Everest. When Yuichiro Miura was 80 years of age, he was the oldest gentlemen to summit the mighty Mount Everest.

This 30th anniversary limited-edition model comes in a 42mm case made of pure titanium, which being light, offers a comfortable fit for the wearer. Using titanium also allows the watch to have excellent corrosion resistance, along with a super hard coating which protects it from scratches. Ideal for a timepiece made for the outdoors!

Seiko Landmaster 30th Anniversary Limited Edition In It’s Presentation Box.

The hallmark of the Landmaster series is the rotating bezel with its compass ring. For this latest edition, Seiko has given the bezel a three-dimensional shape, which allows for easy operating and also better readability. The bracelet is Seiko’s standard 3-link design, with the added feature of an adjuster function that allows the wearer to easily adjust the length. This can become useful during scenarios where different conditions are met on expeditions and adventures, and if extra layers of clothing is required, then the watch can easily be adjusted to sit above them.

Lume Shot Of The Seiko Landmaster 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

Seiko has designed the dial with a very special blue gradation look, to represent the view from the top of Mount Everest. The brand states that this gradation look was chosen because “the color expresses the way the sky gradually shifts to dark blue as the climber ascends step by step, as if the universe can be glimpsed through the sky. It’s said that at high altitudes in the mountains, where the air is thin and there is no diffuse reflection, the sky appears dark even during the daytime.”

Dial Gradient Colour Is A Reference To The View From Top of Mount Everest.

Powering this new Landmaster is Seiko’s in-house movement, the calibre 8L35. Seiko states that this highly accurate movement has been assembled and adjusted by the skilled craftsmen and women of Shizukuishi, a remote town in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The movement operates at a high frequency of 28,800 VpH and delivers a power reserve of approximately 50 hours. The case back is closed, however, does display the words  “Limited Edition” and carries the individual watch’s serial number.

Closed Case Back Of Seiko Landmaster 30th Anniversary Limited Edition.

Limited to 1000 timepieces, the all-new Landmaster from Seiko retains the characteristic design of this iconic series, while giving it a modern retake with better materials and a beautiful gradient blue dial showcasing what the watch is all about. Designed to be taken on adventures in the outdoors, this new LANDMASTER 30th Anniversary Limited Edition will be available from Seiko boutiques and Seiko e-commerce from November 2023.

Reference: SLA071


  • Case: 42mm / 50.1 mm lug to lug
  • Case Material: Titanium (super-hard coating)
  • Case back: Closed, with LIMITED EDITION and serial number engraved on the case back
  • Dial: Blue gradation look, to represent the view from the top of Mount Everest.
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Water resistance: 200m / 20bar
  • Movement: Automatic with manual winding 8L35
  • Power reserve: Approximately 50 hours
  • Strap: 20mm titanium bracelet, 3-link, brushed – three-fold clasp with secure lock with quick extension

Australian Recommended Retail Price: AUD $4,100

Availability: November 2023 release. Available from Seiko Boutiques worldwide and Seiko E-commerce.

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