Twenty years later, the Seiko Alpinist GMT is back, and with a mechanical movement, as in 2003, it was equipped with a Quartz movement.
Few will remember the Alpinist GMT Titanium Quartz after two decades, however, what we can say is that in addition to the movement, the new Alpinist GMT comes with a completely different and much more appealing layout, close to the original design of the classic version of the Alpinist who still has a legion of fans today.
The new Seiko that is part of the Prospex collection arrives in two variants, the SPB377 with a sunburst blue dial with a more contemporary look, and the classic SPB379 with a glossy black dial.
On the outside, they wear a 39.5mm stainless steel case, with a 24-hour steel bezel, sapphire glass at the front and open case back, a main crown at 3 o’clock with crown guards and a second crown at 4 o’clock that operates the inner compass chapter ring, and finally 200m of water resistance.
On the dial, applied hour markers with dots lume and the 3-6-9-12 Arabic numerals, cathedral hands and an extra red centre GMT hand with an arrow-shape tip all filled with luminescent material, and a round date window at 4:30.
Powered by the in-house automatic Caliber 6R54 movement, which operates at 21,600 Vph and offers up to 72 hours of power reserve.
The two watches are attached to a leather strap matching the tone of the dial with a steel deployment clasp and should arrive in October at a unit price of €1,200, which represents great value for the money.
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Model: Prospex Alpinist Mechanical GMT
Reference: SPB377, SPB379
Dial: Blue (SPB377), black (SPB379)
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 39.50 mm diameter, 13.60 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire glass
Case Back: See-through
Water Resistance: 200 Meters
Strap: Leather strap with deployment clasp and push button release
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT
Frequency: 21,600 Vph
Power Reserve: 72 Hours
Price: € 1,200
Availability: October 2023
Limited Edition: No