Japanese watchmaker Seiko unveils new model range
The Prospex Dark Depths GMT and the Prospex Marine Green GMT are new sporty additions to Seiko’s existing Prospex range
The renowned Japanese watchmaker Seiko has launched two new watch models inspired by the brand’s iconic 1968 diver’s watch and Japan’s first hi-beat one-piece diver’s watch.
A first for Seiko, the new GMT functionality is powered by its new in-house 6R54 feature, and allows an independent 24-hour GMT function. Often called a ‘caller’ GMT, this style of tracking a second time zone allows the user to independently adjust the GMT hand via the crown to indicate against a 24-hour scale surrounding the dial, according to the New York-based online watch platform Hodinkee.
The new 6R54 calibre also allows for calendar-date functionality, a stop second hand function, and a 72-hour power reserve. It also features high-quality scratch resistant Japanese ceramic diving scales alongside a low centre of gravity.
Both versions are 42mm wide, 12.9mm thick, 48.6mm lug-to-lug, and have sapphire crystals, drilled lugs, ceramic bezel inserts, and a date tucked between the four and five-hour markers, according to Hodinkee.
The success of Seiko’s 1968 Diver’s watch laid the foundation for Seiko’s diving watch development. For sixty years, Seiko has innovated wearable, precise watches for professional and recreational divers.
The models hit selected retailers (and seikoboutique.ie) this week and retail for €1,700.
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