The new creation’s intricately textured dial captures the power of the polar glaciers that shape the landscapes and seascapes of the Arctic and Antarctic, where Seiko’s reputation for reliable and durable watches was forged in the 1960s and ‘70s when adventurers and researchers wore them on expeditions to the North and South Poles. The watch’s case is based on the Seiko 6105-8000 diver’s watch from 1968, whose characteristically curved silhouette and crown positioned at the four o’clock position inspired the designs of many iconic diver’s watches that followed.
The dial’s silvery-white color combined with its delicate striated texture creates a unique depth. The watch is presented on a five-row steel bracelet with a secure clasp and extender and is also offered with an additional strap whose polyester material is made entirely of recycled plastic bottles. The alternate strap features a traditional Japanese braiding technique called Seichu. Its strength and resistance to degradation caused by exposure to sunlight meet the demanding standards of Seiko’s diver’s watches and are also perfect for use under water.
Thanks to its unique braiding pattern, the strap has flexibility and air permeability that ensure comfort on the wrist. The tried-and-trusted Caliber 6R35, a 21,600 vph automatic movement, delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. The stainless steel case and bracelet have a super-hard coating, and an anti-reflective coating on the inner surface of the sapphire crystal ensures high legibility from every angle.
All twelve indexes and hands are generously coated with Lumibrite to maximize legibility in the dark. The new creation will be available at Seiko Boutiques and select retail stores worldwide from January 2023 as a limited edition of 5,000. The watch joins the Save the Ocean series, which expresses the Seiko Prospex mission to preserve the world’s oceans for future generations. Seiko Prospex delivers financial and other support to chosen marine charities.
Seiko Watchmaking 110th Anniversary Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Limited Edition
Caliber: 6R35 Driving system: Automatic Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second) Power reserve: 70 hours Number of jewels: 24
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating Screw-down crown, screw case back Lumibrite on hands and indexes Water resistance: 200m diver’s Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m Diameter: 41.0mm, Thickness: 12.3mm Stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock, and extender Additional polyester strap included
Recommended retail price in Europe: €1,350
Limited Edition of 5,000 SPB333