Seiko forged its reputation for durable dive watches in the 60’s and 70’s and has continued to ensure reliability for the years since.
In doing just that, Seiko has introduced into the Prospex collection modern re-interpretations of three legendary diver’s watches from this period that draw their design inspiration from the glaciers that these pioneers saw and that shape the landscapes and seascapes of the Arctic and Antarctic.
Each one has a dial that evokes a different shade of glacial ice, from deep blue to white.
Seiko designers have captured the polar glaciers in the intricately patterned dials and the deep-blue dial watch is based on Seiko’s first diver’s watch from 1965 which proved its reliability when used by members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969.
A light blue dial and a darker blue bezel grace a new re-interpretation of the landmark 1968 diver’s watch which was the first Seiko watch with 300m water resistance and a 10-beat automatic movement.
While a white dial is encased in the same distinctive shaped case as the 1970 classic which proved its strength and endurance when worn by the Japanese adventurer Naomi Uemura in the years 1974 to 1976 when he completed a 12,500km solo dog-sled run from Greenland to Alaska.
All three watches are powered by the Caliber 6R35 which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours.
They are 200 meter water resistant and are presented on steel bracelets with secure clasps and extenders. T
The cases have a super-hard coating and the crystals are of sapphire with an anti-reflective coating on the inner surface to ensure high legibility from every angle.
All twelve indexes have a generous coating of Lumibrite, as do the hands, to maximize legibility in the dark.
These three watches join the Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean series which delivers financial and other support to Seiko’s chosen marine charities.
All three watches will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail stores worldwide from June 2022.