Japanese watchmaker Seiko, has joined forces with a Tokyo-based retailer called Nano Universe to sell a “Steve Jobs watch” which is what its Chariot series watches became known as after it was worn by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a 1984 portrait.
The company will sell the watch once again but in limited quantities.
The Seiko Chariot is a simple watch with a Quartz movement. There’s nothing fancy about it except for the fact that Steve Jobs owned one. Had it not been worn by the late Apple co-founder and CEO, the Chariot would most likely be nothing of note. The famous portrait was on the cover of Time Magazine. And so it is a big deal.
The original Chariot that was owned by Jobs was sold by his estate for $42,500 in February of last year. So Seiko is now re-releasing the Chariot in its original 33mm size as well as in a slightly larger 37.5mm size to appeal to more people. It will sell 1,982 units with a white face and an additional 300 with a black face. It will be priced at ¥20,000 or just around $180. The watch will be exclusively released in Japan, so you may have trouble getting it.