Japanese watchmaking giant Seiko expands its Prospex range by presenting a modern re-interpretation of the first Seiko diver’s watch, created in 1965.
In 1965, Seiko introduced its, and Japan’s, first-ever diver’s watch. Known as 62MAS, this automatic diving timepiece had rated for a water resistance of 150 meters.
The re-interpretation of this celebrated 1965 diver’s watch comes with a special pattern dial inspired by the astrolabe, the ancient navigational tool that seafarers. All twelve-hour markers have a generous coating of Lumibrite, as do the hands.
The watch is powered by Caliber 8L35, a highly reliable self-winding movement developed especially for diver’s watches.
Water resistant up to 200 meters, this Seiko Prospex diving watch from the Seiko Save the Ocean series features a 41.3mm diameter stainless steel case.
The bevel (between the upper case and case side) and the surface around the bezel are Zaratsu polished. The crystal is a dual-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface to ensure high legibility from every angle. The strap is produced in silicone for greater strength and comfort.
The Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean 1965 Modern Re-interpretation (reference SLA065) will be available as a limited edition of 1,300 pieces from February 2023 at the Seiko Boutiques and select retail partners worldwide.
Model: Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Limited Edition 1965 Modern Re-interpretation SLA065
Driving system: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Number of jewels: 26
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface
Screw case back
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 41.3mm, Thickness: 13.1mm
Dark blue dial inspired by the astrolabe
LumiBrite on hands and indexes
Recommended retail price in Europe: €3,000
Limited edition of 1,300 pieces