The Perfect Christmas Gift For Retro-Futurists: Ripley’s Watch From "Aliens"

The Seiko Giugiaro is being re-released, and it’s still blocky and beautiful.

James Cameron’s Aliens takes place in the year 2179, but the watch Xenomorph-slaying heroine Ellen Ripley wears in it is surprisingly retro: the Seiko Giugiaro 7A28-7000. Designed by Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro in the early 1980s, the chunky timepiece is rare enough that a working model can go for as much as a $1,000 on eBay. Now Seiko is re-releasing its retro-futuristic timepiece, just in time for Aliens’ 30th anniversary next year.

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