Seiko introduces three new Prospex Save the Ocean Special Edition watches featuring Heritage designs with dials inspired by the landscapes and seascapes of the Arctic and Antarctic.
These new models are the modern reinterpretation of the legendary diving watches of the 1960s and 1970s. Each one has a dial that evokes a different shade of glacial ice, from deep blue to white.
Seiko 1965 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation, Ref. SPB297J1, Save the Ocean Special Edition
SPB297J1 is inspired by the first Seiko diver’s watch, created in 1965. It features a 40.5mm diameter stainless steel case. Its intricately patterned dial reflects the power and beauty of polar glaciers.
The deep-blue dial watch is based on Seiko’s first diver’s watch from 1965 which proved its reliability when used by members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969.
Seiko 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation, Ref. SPB299J1, Save the Ocean Special Edition
SPB299J1 is a new re-interpretation of the landmark 1968 diver’s watch which was the first Seiko watch with 300m water resistance and a 10-beat automatic movement.
This 42.0mm diameter stainless steel timepiece features a light blue dial and a darker blue bezel.
Seiko 1970 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation, Ref. SPB301J1, Save the Ocean Special Edition
SPB301J1 is a re-interpretation of the watch worn by Naomi Uemura in the 1970’s. It has a stainless steel case measuring 42.7mm diameter.
A white dial is encased in the same distinctive shaped case as the 1970 classic which proved its strength and endurance when worn by the Japanese adventurer Naomi Uemura in the years 1974 to 1976 when he completed a 12,500km solo dog-sled run from Greenland to Alaska.
All three watches are powered by the Seiko self-winding Caliber 6R35 which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. They are 200 meter water resistant and are presented on steel bracelets with secure clasps and extenders. The cases have a super-hard coating and the crystals are of sapphire with an anti-reflective coating on the inner surface to ensure high legibility from every angle. All twelve indexes have a generous coating of Lumibrite, as do the hands, to maximize legibility in the dark.
These three new watches from the Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean series will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail stores worldwide from June 2022.
- SPB297J1: Seiko 1965 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation
- SPB299J1: Seiko 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation
- SPB301J1: Seiko 1970 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw-down crown, screw case back
Lumibrite on hands and indexes
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
- SPB297: Diameter 40.5mm, Thickness: 13.2mm
- SPB299: Diameter 42.0mm, Thickness: 12.5mm
- SPB301: Diameter 42.7mm, Thickness: 13.2mm
Super hard-coated stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock and extender
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €1,300 (SPB297, 299), €1,400 (SPB301)