SEIKO Velatura Collection 2008 – Automatic Chronograph SRQ001 and Diver Chronograph (Ref SNDA59 &Ref SNDA63)

In 2008, the Velatura collection welcomed a new Diver Chronograph and new design innovations in the collections for both men and women. In addition, the 2008 Velatura collection included an important automatic chronograph which is offered as a limited release special edition. In total, there were no less than 12 new timepieces in the 2008 Velatura collection, incorporating 5 calibers.

SEIKO Velatura Automatic Chronograph SRQ001 (2008)
Introduced in 2008, the SEIKO Velatura Automatic Chronograph SRQ001 houses Caliber 8R28, one of the most advanced automatic chronographs ever built. This model was offered as a limited edition of just 2,000 pieces in the Velatura range. Caliber 8R28 has all the attributes of the world’s best chronographs. It has a column wheel and a vertical clutch system to ensure maximum accuracy and precision operation. It has an industry-leading power reserve of over 45 hours and it has one entirely new innovation – a thin one-piece three-pointed hammer which allows all three chronograph hands to re-set instantly and in perfect unison.

This model has all the attributes that have made Velatura such a success, especially the use of the combination of materials that optimizes performance in the very best sailing craft. The case construction brings together stainless steel, carbon and urethane. The dial is made of carbon and the bezel of carbon and steel, while the bracelet combines urethane for lightness and steel for strength. The Velatura Collection is the choice of the fastest of the Olympic sailing classes, the 49er. The technical perfection of the movement is reflected in the high quality of the engraving on the rotor, which is visible through the sapphire case back.
Caliber
Automatic Chronograph Caliber 8R28
With column wheel and vertical clutch
28,800 vibrations per hour
34 jewels
Hour, minute and second hands with calendar
Instantly changing date
Chronograph measurement up to 12 hours
Power reserve for more than 45 hours
Hand winding capability

Features
Automatic Chronograph Caliber 8R28 (SRQ)
Case: Stainless Steel + Carbon fiber plate with carbon fiber dial
Band: Stainless Steel + Urethane (SRQ001)
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 Bar
Screw crown and screw buttons
Screw see-through caseback with sapphire crystal
The recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 2,500

Diver Chronograph (Ref SNDA59 & Ref SNDA63)
The chronograph caliber 7T92 is well suited to the Velatura design and the 200 meter water resistance offered by the screw crown, screw button, and screw caseback completes this diving timepiece. Perfectly designed for all marine sports, the Velatura Diver Chronograph has all the features that have made the collection so successful – the sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, the high-legibility dial, and the design touches that reflect the world of high performance marine sport. It is offered in two executions, one with a urethane strap and the other with a steel bracelet, inset with urethane panels.
Features
Movement: Chronograph Caliber 7T92 (SND)
Case: Stainless Steel
Band: Stainless Steel + Urethane (SNDA59) with three-fold clasp with secure lock and push button release adjuster, Urethane Strap (SNDA63)
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 200 meter diver
Screw crown and screw button
Screw case back
The recommended retail price in Europe: Euro600-720

Other Models

In 2008, the women’s Velatura collection enhanced with a chronograph caliber. 4 new timepieces were added, each with SEIKO’s celebrated 7T92 caliber, offering the convenience of a 12 hour chronograph within a steel case. The leading models have 42 diamonds on the bezel and a mother-of-pearl dial with 11-diamond hour markers. In addition, three new three-hand women’s models are added, bringing to seven the number of new women’s Velatura styles.

SEIKO Velatura Women’s Chronograph SNDZ37
• Case: Stainless Steel with 42diamonds on the bezel (SNDZ37)
• Band: Stainless Steel with three-fold clasp with push button release (SNDZ37)
• Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
• Water resistance: 10 Bar
• 11diamonds on the mother-of-pearl dial
• Screw case back
• The recommended retail price in Europe: Euro470-920

New Kinetic Direct Drive (SRH011) and Yachting Timer (SPC041) models were added to Velatura for 2008, each with a luxury leather strap. SEIKO has supported both the World and European 49er Championships in 2008.

Kinetic Direct Drive Caliber 5D44 (SRH)
• Case: Stainless Steel
• Band: Leather strap (SRH011)
• Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
• Water resistance: 10 Bar
• Screw case back
• The recommended retail price in Europe: approximately Euro 920

Yachting Timer Caliber 7T84 (SPC)
• Case: Stainless Steel with Carbon fiber dial
• Band: Leather Strap (SPC041)
• Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
• Water resistance: 10 Bar
• Screw case back
• The recommended retail price in Europe: Euro660

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