Rare JDM SSASS LE Landtrek titanium 8F56-0070, March 2001. This is the daddy of the more popular Blue SSASS Alpinist. Condition is 98% mint.
Limited edition #235/500, 42mm titanium case, 45mm with crown. Titanium bracelet full links up to 8” wrist.
Original Prospex box and 8F56 unopened manual, guarantee card dated April 16, 2005, official Seiko Japan service center battery replacement dated January 16, 2018.
The 8F56 High accuracy quartz is well regarded, rated at +/-20 secs per year, battery life up to 10 years.
Price $ 900 FIRM, inclusive of shipping and PAYPAL fees.
About the SSASS from the springbar.com
- “There was a special edition released called the SSASS and there were only 500 of them made. This watch was created to pay tribute to Japanese-American mountaineer Ken Noguchi and the foundation he created known as Seven Summits Actions for Sustainable Society (SSASS). Noguchi created this project in order to raise awareness of the growing heaps of garbage that were being accumulated on the mountains that professional climbers and their teams were leaving behind. Since Noguchi and his team had climbed the seven highest peaks in the world, the foundation was well respected and an estimated 7-8 tons of garbage were collected from Mt. Everest and properly disposed of. This was a major breakthrough and continues to provide much needed help in this growing problem. More recently, Noguchi donated 100,000 dollars to the families of the Sherpas whom were killed in avalanches or other accidents that happened on Everest. It is no wonder why the SSASS timepieces are so highly revered among collectors; it is both wonderfully crafted and reminds people of the respect and admiration that is involved in mountaineering. Probably the most noticeable aspect of the SSASS is the aqua shade of blue used, which represents both the sea and the sky.“