Seiko 1968 Diver's Modern Re-interpretation Save the Ocean Limited Edition
Seiko's, and Japan's, first diver's watch was born in 1965. With water resistance to 150m and an automatic movement, it proved its high quality and reliability when worn by members of the 8th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in 1966. Thanks to the positive reaction of the members of the expedition on their return, Seiko's diver's watches were chosen by the same research team between the years 1966 and 1969, during which time the landmark Seiko diver's watch with 300m water resistance and a 10-beat automatic movement was created, in 1968.
Today, Seiko introduces into the Prospex collection a new interpretation of the 1968 diver's watch. The watch will join the Save the Ocean series in support of several different marine conservation initiatives.
The patterned dial captures the feeling of the Antarctic landscape while the subtle gradation of the blue from light to dark echoes the hauntingly beautiful colors of the polar ice. The bezel's numerals and markings capture exactly the frozen scenery of blue-ice.
The dial is designed with the wish that the beautiful Antarctic landscape, that is suffering from the negative impact of global warming, lasts forever.
While the design reflects its heritage, every aspect of this new creation exemplifies the high levels of diver's watch technology for which the Prospex collection is renowned. The case, bezel and crown are all made of Seiko's Ever-Brilliant Steel, a grade of stainless steel which is more corrosion resistant than that which is commonly used in watches today.* To further ensure the watch's durability, the crown is not screwed directly into the case but locked into a separate component that is built into the case and so can be more easily replaced.
Model Number: SLA055J1
- Dual-curved Sapphire crystal
- Ever-Brilliant Steel
- Anti-reflective crystal coating on inner surface
- 200-meter water resistance
- Japan Made Automatic 8L35 Movement with manual winding capacity
- Unidirectional rotating bezel
- Screw case back
- Screw-down crown
- 26 jewels
- Date display
- Stop second hand function
- An additional polyester strap is included
- LIMITED EDITION on the case back
- Serial number engraved on the case back
Release: Year 2022