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The Birth of Three Legends

For the 55th anniversary of Seiko's diver;'s watches, the Japanese brand launches three legends in the signature Prospex collection

It was exactly 55 years ago that Seiko launched its and Japan's, very first diver's watch featuring an automatic movement with a water resistance to 150m. It then went on to prove its relaibility when it was used by members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969.

Since this first launch, Seiko has gone ahead and introduced a number of diver's watches that has been taken up the first choice of adventurers and professional divers alike. Keeping this evolution in mind,for its 55th anniversary, the brand has launched three legends marking the most important landmarks from Seiko's first decade as a maker os diver;s watches.

Offered in the Prospex collection, the three watches belong to the period from 1965 to 1975. From the brand's first diver's watch with a 300m resistance and a 10-beat automatic movement to their “professional” watch created in 1975 featuring a 600m water resistance, each new model reiterates the technical and design aesthetics of the original timepieces.

Here are the technical specifications:

The 1965 Diver’s Re-creation

Movement: Caliber 8L55, Automatic

Vibrations: 36,000 vibrations per hour (10 beats per second)

Power reserve: 55 hours

Number of jewels: 37

Specifications

Case: Ever-Brilliant Steel case, box shape sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner

surface, screw-down crown, screw case back

Dial: LumiBrite on hands and indexes

Water resistance: 200m

Diameter 39.9mm, Thickness: 14.7mm

Strap: Silicone strap

Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: INR 5.56 lakh (approx.)

Limited Edition of 1,100

 

The 1968 Professional Diver’s 300m Re-creation

Movement: Caliber 8L55 Automatic

Vibrations: 36,000 vibrations per hour (10 beats per second)

Power reserve: 55 hours

Number of jewels: 37

Specifications

Case: Ever-Brilliant Steel case, dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the

inner surface

Dial: LumiBrite on hands and indexes

Water resistance: 300m saturation diver’s

Diameter: 44.8mm, Thickness: 15.7mm

Strap: Silicone strap

Approximate recommended retail price in Europe:INR 5.99 lakh (approx.)

Limited edition of 1,100

 

The 1975 Professional Diver’s 600m Re-creation

Movement: Caliber 8L35 Automatic

Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)

Power reserve: 50 hours

Number of jewels: 26

Specifications

Case: Titanium inner case (super hard coating) with Ever-Brilliant Steel

bezel, sapphire crystal

Dial: LumiBrite on hands and indexes

Water resistance: 1000m saturation diver’s

Diameter 52.4mm, Thickness: 17.2mm

Strap: Silicone strap

Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: INR 3.85 lakh (approx.)

Limited edition of 1,100

All editions will be available from June 2020 at select retail stores.

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