Seiko will release an updated Alpinist line in January 2020
According to sources in Japan, Seiko is reviving the Alpinist line in January with 3 new watches.
The SBDC091 (green dial on brown strap) looks almost exactly the same as the last generation SARB017 except that it has a cyclops over the date calendar, the Prospex X logo on the dial, and the movement is upgraded from the Seiko cal. 6R15 with 50 hour autonomy to the cal. 6R35 which features a 70 autonomy.
Making their return are the black and white/cream dial variants. The black dial version comes with a bracelet while the white/cream dial comes on a black strap.
These watches are closer in look now to the Alpinist watches from the late 1990s (SCVF line) that were powered by the cal. 4S15 (which Seiko now reserves for the Credor line).
Prices have gone up from the last generation of Seiko Alpinist (SARB line)
Green dial + Brown leather strap -- 75000 Yen
White dial + Black leather strap -- 75000 Yen
Black dial + SS bracelet -- 77000 Yen