Renowned Japanese watch brand Seiko, has been pushing the boundaries of sports and diver’s watches for over half a century. Their latest addition to the Seiko Prospex collection is a trio of watches that features a GMT function and an extended power reserve of 72 hours. The watches are all modern re-interpretations of a Seiko classic from 1968 and come in three different colours.
The GMT function allows the wearer to set the hand independently in one-hour increments without interrupting the time-of-day hands. This feature allows the wearer to see the time in a second time zone at a glance. The watches are water-resistant up to 200 meters, have Lumibrite on the hands and all 12 markers, and feature a scratch-resistant unidirectional ceramic bezel with a luminous pip.
The watches are presented on a new three-link stainless steel bracelet with a slim profile that allows them to sit securely and comfortably on the wrist. The three different colours available are classically styled green and black, and a limited-edition watch that celebrates the 110th anniversary of Seiko’s first wristwatch.
The limited edition watch is distinguished by an intricately textured ice-blue dial that captures the power of the polar glaciers that shape the landscapes and seascapes of the Arctic and Antarctic. This watch shares the same case and bracelet as the other two creations, but it comes with an additional strap made entirely of recycled plastic bottles. The strap was created using a traditional Japanese braiding technique called Seichu.
The watch with the ice-blue dial is part of the Save the Ocean series, which is made in support of the Seiko Prospex mission to contribute to a greater understanding of the world’s oceans and their preservation.
All three watches will be available at Seiko Boutiques and select retail stores worldwide from June 2023. Seiko has continuously pushed the boundaries of where sports watches, and diver’s watches, in particular, can go and how they can be used. The continuous enhancements over the decades in safety, reliability, legibility, and ease of use have made Seiko a leader in diver’s watches.
Seiko’s commitment to innovation and environmental sustainability is evident in the new Prospex collection. The inclusion of a strap made entirely of recycled plastic bottles highlights the brand’s commitment to preserving the planet’s natural resources. The watches’ water resistance, scratch-resistant unidirectional ceramic bezel, and Lumibrite hands and markers make them ideal for professional and recreational divers alike.
In conclusion, the Seiko Prospex collection has added a new movement in the long-trusted 6R family that features a GMT function and an extended power reserve of 72 hours. The three watches are modern re-interpretations of a Seiko classic from 1968 and are available in three different colours. The limited edition watch with an intricately textured ice-blue dial is part of the Save the Ocean series and comes with an additional strap made entirely of recycled plastic bottles. Seiko’s commitment to innovation and environmental sustainability makes this new collection a favourite among professional and recreational divers worldwide.
Driving system: Automatic
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Diameter: 27.4mm, Thickness: 5.3mm
GMT function / Independent 24-hour hand adjustment function
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw-down crown, screw case back Ceramic bezel
Lumibrite on hands and indexes Water resistance:
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 42.0mm, Thickness: 12.9mm
Stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock, and extender Additional recycled polyester strap included (SPB385)
Recommended retail prices in Australia:
$2,500 (SPB381, SPB383),
Limited Edition of 4,000 (SPB385)