Japanese watchmaker Seiko has released a new line of casual watches especially made for Studio Ghibli fans.
The collection features eight watches carrying four designs from “My Neighbor Totoro” and another four from “Kiki’s Delivery Service.” Both films, directed by legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, are animated classics beloved by audiences worldwide.
While the watches’ straps and casings are elegantly designed with women in mind, their movie-themed faces will delight Ghibli fans of any gender.
Aside from the subtle Ghibli-specific motif on the watches’ faces, engravings from these classic animated movies are also found in the back of the straps and the stainless steel watch case.
The adorable timepieces are sold under Seiko’s brand for everyday wear, Alba, which means that they are designed to be both stylish and affordable.
According to SoraNews24, the watches will be priced at 9,000 yen ($82) each and will be on sale on July 7.
There will be two additional limited-edition “My Neighbor Totoro” watches to be released exclusively to celebrate the movie’s 30th anniversary.
The special watches, which will come in ivory and black, feature a small Totoro with four-leaf clover peeking over a flower garden. There will also be a special engraving of “30th Anniversary” on the back and will come in an adorable “30th Anniversary” box.
Limited to just 1,000 units per style with a serial number on the back of the case ranging from 0001 to 1000, these watches will retail for 15,000 yen ($136) starting from Aug. 4.
While the company has yet to confirm where these collector’s item watches can be purchased, the Ghibli merchandise shop Donguri Kyowakoku or any Seiko store in Japan are a safe bet to check them out.
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