The Best Limited Edition Sports Watches in 2022

The Best Limited Edition Sports Watches in 2022


Here’s a list of some of the best sports-edition watches so far, made especially for athletes and adventure seekers

The year isn’t over yet, but many limited edition sports watches have already come out. While not a prerequisite for activities, sports-edition watches could be crucial to your progress and growth as an athlete. It could also simply serve as a statement piece that provides reliable time-keeping for your off days during your travels or a vaunted collector’s item in your vault. So, if you’re interested in buying new and unique sports watches that guarantee top performances, check this list out.

Seiko 3rd Philippine Limited Edition Prospex watch

Limited to only 1,000 pieces, Seiko’s 3rd Philippine Limited Edition Prospex watch is an homage to the Philippine eagle by specially making the watch suited for the outdoors. The brand guarantees the watch will perform reliably under any condition as it carries a 6R35 caliber, has a water resistance of up to 200 meters, and has approximately 70 hours of power reserve. Apart from that, this watch has a three-fold clasp with a secure lock, is automatic with manual winding capacity, and is encased in stainless steel with a sapphire crystal face.

Worth noting is the brand’s commitment to making a positive change through this limited edition watch. Seiko further pays tribute to the country’s critically endangered national bird by partnering with the Philippine Eagle Foundation to adopt a rescue from Davao named Eiko. According to Seiko, part of the proceeds of the sales from the 2022 Philippine Limited Edition Prospex watch will go to the Philippine Eagle Foundation for the shelter, care, and food of Eiko. Additionally, through collaboration with Eco Matcher, a tree will be planted in the Sierra Madre region under the watch buyer’s name as a way to contribute to the restoration of Eiko’s habitat.

Unimatic Titanium Capsule

For this three-watch capsule, Unimatic uses grade II titanium, which allows a better mechanical stress resistance with approximately a 45% weight reduction when compared to stainless steel. Modello Uno GMT ref. U1S-TGMT comes in only 100 pieces worldwide, while both Modello Uno ref. U1S-T-MP and Modello Due ref. U2S-T-MP comes in at 500.

While made in Italy, Modello Uno and Modello Due have the Swiss-made automatic caliber Sellita SW200-1 movement and are tuned to 28,800bph with a 38-hour power reserve, guaranteeing timing accuracy. Additionally, Modello Uno and Modello Due have a 300-meter diving-grade water resistance and have anti-reflective coating on the inner side of the lens.

One of the key differences between Modello Uno and Modello Due is that the former has a 40mm case diameter with 2.5mm thick double-domed sapphire. In comparison, the latter has a 38.5mm case diameter with 2.7 mm thick ultra double-domed sapphire.

The third lightweight titanium watch in this collection—Modello Uno GMT—has a Swiss-made automatic GMT caliber ETA 2893 top-grade elaborè, a Titanium sandblasted case, exhibition case back sapphire crystal, and an engraved bezel insert. Notably, Modello Uno GMT is able to keep track of time in two different time zones, and its fourth hand has a hollow arrow tip dipped in SuperLumiNova® orange to be always readable in every light condition.

G-SHOCK 40th anniversary MRG-B2000GA-1A

G-SHOCK collaborated with Sadanobu Gassan—one of the premiere swordsmiths in Japan—to add to the brand’s flagship MR-G series in honor of the brand’s 40th anniversary. Limited to only 500 pieces worldwide, the unique sports watch boasts 200-meter water resistance, sapphire crystal glass with glare-resistant coating, a mobile link feature, and a 150 to 205mm band size. It is also solar-powered, shock resistant, and magnetic-resistant.

The Japanese sword-inspired timepiece had its titanium band crafted by Gassan to resemble a tang. Not only did he hand-carve the watch band with yasuri-me patterns, but he also displayed 鍛 and 錬 inscriptions as a symbol of his family’s devotion to swordsmithing. Overseen by Gassan himself, Casio also created an all-new hybrid titanium bezel using recrystallized layers of pure and Ti64 titanium in order to replicate the Gassan family’s signature ayasugi-hada temper patterns.

Tissot T-Race MotoGP™ Chronograph 2022 Limited Edition

Producing only 8,000 pieces worldwide, Tissot’s latest limited edition sports watch was crafted with motorbikes in mind as a tribute to the brand’s association with MotoGP™. The watch has water resistance for up to a pressure of 100 meters, a stainless steel case and strap material, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal surrounded by an aluminum bezel ring with an engraved case back. For its movement, Tissot utilizes Swiss quartz, a Renata 394 battery, along with SuperLuminova® on its dials and hands to improve visibility in the dark.

Bvlgari Aluminium Ducati Special Edition watch

Another motorbike-inspired limited edition timepiece for you to consider is Bvlgari’s Aluminium Ducati Special Edition watch. Limited to only 1,000 pieces worldwide, Bvlgari collaborated with Ducati to create this exclusive luxury sports watch with red dials and indexes that are reminiscent of the Italian motorcycle brand’s aesthetic. Made from aluminum titanium, the watch has a 40mm diameter, automatic movement typology, chronograph function, rubber band material, and 100-meter water resistance.

OMEGA x Swatch Bioceramic MoonSwatch Collection

Special mention must, of course, be given to OMEGA and Swatch’s collaborative collection MoonSwatch. While not a limited edition, the demand for every piece in this 11-watch collection was so high that it might as well be. This collection is a creative take on OMEGA’s Speedmaster Moonwatch and a nod to its most famous clientele—NASA astronauts. MoonSwatch comprises 11 beautiful variants: Mission to the Sun, Mission to Mercury, Mission to Venus, Mission on Earth, Mission to the Moon, Mission to Mars, Mission to Jupiter, Mission to Saturn, Mission to Uranus, Mission to Neptune, and Mission to Pluto.

Each watch’s color corresponds with its designated celestial body and is made from Swatch’s innovative Bioceramic material. That aside, each watch retains OMEGA’s key design elements for Speedmaster Moonwatch. Notably, these watches have a 30-meter water resistance and an image of the respective planetary body on the back of every battery cover. MoonSwatch casebacks also contain the words, “DREAM BIG – FLY HIGH – EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE – REACH FOR THE PLANETS.”

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