Two days ago we talked here about the arrival of the new “Laurel” to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Seiko watchmaking and today the brand announces another release with the same purpose, the new Prospex diver SPB333.
The new diver watch is inspired by the polar landscapes whose shape is materialized in the textured silver-white dial, which features applied hour indexes and faceted pencil-shape hands all filled with Lumibrite, a blue central seconds hand with a luminescent tip and a small round date window at 4 1/2 o’clock.
On the outside, the steel case is based on the historic model 6105-8000 from 1968, which is distinguished by its curved silhouette. The 41mm diameter by 12.3mm thick case together with the bracelet comes with a super-hard coating, grey unidirectional bezel, sapphire crystal, drilled lugs, screw-down crown and case back, and 200m of water resistance.
Its heart is home to the Caliber 6R35 automatic movement that runs at 21,600 Vph (6 beats per second) and offers a generous 70 hours of power reserve.
The five-row steel bracelet of the new SPB333 that comes with a secure clasp and extender joins an extra polyester strap of the NATO style, made entirely of recycled plastic bottles through the traditional Japanese braiding technique called Seichu.
Finally, it should be noted that this is a limited edition of 5,000 pieces included in the “Save the Ocean” series, part of which goes to various marine charities.
The watch will be available from January 2023 in the brand’s official boutiques and authorized retailers for a recommended price of €1,350.
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Model: Prospex Save the Ocean Watchmaking 110th Anniversary Limited Edition
Dial: Silver white
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 41 mm diameter, 12.3 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire glass
Case Back: Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 200 Meters
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet with secure clasp and extender, and an extra polyester strap
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Frequency: 21,600 Vph
Power Reserve: 70 Hours
Price: € 1,350
Availability: January 2023
Limited Edition: Yes, 5,000 pieces