Night diving is a great way to enjoy a completely different experience of the sea from that of diving in the daytime. Many divers are fascinated by the mysterious world of the ocean at night, making this recreational activity popular around the world. Today, four special watches that evoke the underwater world at night join The Black Series.
The black case expresses the darkness and silence of the night ocean, and the orange color is inspired by the lights that illuminate it.The four models include three modern re-interpretations of landmark timepieces from 1965 and 1970 with the world view of The Black Series.
The Black Series Limited Editions1965 / 1968 / 1970 Mechanical Diver’s
Three modern re-interpretations of the 1965, 1968 and 1970 diver’s watches are equipped with Caliber 6R35, which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. The orange accents across the watch capture the light that shines under the sea at night. The hour markers and hands are coated with Lumibrite to ensure high legibility in the darkest of conditions.
The watches are offered with a fabric strap which incorporates a traditional braiding technique from Japan called Seichu. It’s strength and resistance to degradation caused by exposure to sunlight meet the most demanding standards of Seiko Prospex diver’s watches. An additional black silicone strap will be included and can be worn in a wide range of situations.
1965 mechanical diver’s original model
Japan’s first diver’s watch, launched in 1965. The watch proved its reliability when used in the harsh environment of Antarctica in the 1960s. The new creation is true to its heritage in design, but is updated to the standards of today’s Prospex. The watch is perfect for daily use with a slim profile and the low center of gravity of the case.
1968 mechanical diver’s original model
The original model released in 1968 was a groundbreaking model with 300m water resistance and a 10-beat automatic movement. While retaining the sharp and powerful design of the original model, it offers comfort and fits on the wrist by adopting a smaller case size of 42mm.
1970 mechanical diver’s original model
Launched in 1970, this diver’s watch with a unique streamlined form was worn by adventurer Naomi Uemura between 1974 to 1976 when he completed a 12,500km solo dog-sled run from Greenland to Alaska, proving its reliability in extreme conditions. While maintaining the case form of the original, the water resistance has been increased from 150m to 200m and the glass material has been upgraded to sapphire glass.
The Black Series Limited Edition1970 Mechanical Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation
The dial pattern expresses the texture of sand on the sea bed. The orange seconds hand adds a subtle and quiet accent. The original model, launched in 1970, has long been loved by fans around the world for its tough specifications and flowing case design with an asymmetrical extension protecting the crown at the four o’clock position.
The glass is a curved sapphire glass with an anti-reflective coating on the inside. The case sides are carefully polished and the watch is presented on a five row steel bracelet to create a modern sharp profile. The first metal bracelet in the Black Series is offered with a black silicon strap. This timepiece is powered by Caliber 8L35, which was designed especially for diver’s watches by the watchmakers at Shizukuishi Watch Studio in northern Japan.