Brian May, Seiko team up to create Red Special-inspired watch

Brian May holds his Red Special guitar (left), a Seiko Brian May watch
(Image credit: Seiko)

Brian May has teamed up with Japanese watchmaker Seiko to create a new watch inspired by his signature Red Special electric guitar.

Limited to just 12,500 examples worldwide, the watch is Seiko's second collaboration with the Queen guitarist. By May's request, it features a gold finish, in reference to the recent "Gold Series" reissues of his solo albums.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.