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Seiko re-imagines its 1968 dive watch for modern adventurers

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Seiko has unveiled another re-interpretation of its 1968 diver’s watch in the form of a new Prospex.

The Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation Save the Ocean Limited Edition, which goes on sale in January for $4,600, will be used by members of the 63rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition’s mission to Antarctica.

Its 42.6mm case is made from Seiko’s Ever-Brilliant Steel, said to be 1.7 times harder and more resistant to corrosion, and protects a Caliber 8L35 automatic three hand movement with date.

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Dials aim to capture the feeling of the Antarctic landscape with a subtle gradation of blue from light to dark echoing colors of the polar ice.

The bezel also picks up the frozen theme ice-blue numerals and markers.

The watch joins the Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean series in support of several different marine conservation initiatives, one of which involves contributions to the National Institute of Polar Research, which is based in Tokyo.

Seiko’s original 1968 dive watch.

 

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