Seiko Prospex Japan Exclusive "DARK TURTLE" BLACKOUT Edition
The Seiko Prospex Darth Turtle Blacked Out Edition Ref. SBDY041 is the latest tweak and customized addition by Seiko themselves, based on their precursor- the STO turtle Ref. SBDY027, with a blackout makeover and a fume blue dial combo.
Before going into details, the SBDY041 Blacked Out Edition is a JDM model made available only in Japan. Therefore, it comes with a selectable choice of English or Kanji date.
The overall look of the Turtle is one of a kind, quirky and unique given its unusual case silhouette. It is powered by Seiko's automatic caliber, 4R36, operating at 21,600 BPH (3 Hertz) with hacking and hand winding capabilities. It has 24 jewels with a power reserve of 40 hours.
This Black DLC coating, firstly, provides scratch-protection and extra corrosion resistance. While it does not make the watch scratch resistant like Dievas and Damasko, it does reduce scratches and scuffs significantly, and further gives one a more sleek and personalized look. Also, The DLC treatment on the Turtle features a mixture of sand-blasting and Seiko polishing on the sides can be seen on the whole watch, giving it a somewhat premium deep matte black tool watch feel. This distinctive feature makes this special edition unique in the turtle collection.
The bezel is aluminum and has significant printed markings on it. It rotates buttery smooth into 120 positions has little to no free play in a clockwise direction. Sitting atop of the bezel is Seiko's Hardlex.
Model Number: SBDY041
- Hardlex Crystal Glass
- Stainless-steel Case
- 200-meter water resistance
- Japan Made Automatic 4R35 Movement with manual winding capacity
- Stainless-steel Band
- Screw case back
- Unidirectional rotating bezel
Release: Year 2019