Seiko has announced a new Prospex Mechanical Divers watch as a tribute to Japanese professional baseball pitcher Shohei Ohtani.
The Seiko Shohei Otani Prospex limited edition model (reference SBDC191) is based on the iconic 1965 Mechanical Divers watch.
It has a 40.5mm diameter case made of stainless steel and enhanced with diamond shield coating. The light grey color dial with white indexes and red seconds hand evoke the team uniform worn when he achieved double-digit win.
The crown is marked with the jersey number “17” in the same typeface. The Seiko Prospex SBDC191 houses the automatic Caliber 6R35, which offers a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
Water-resistant to 200m, this timepiece comes with a three-link stainless steel bracelet with Shohei Otani’s signature marked on the clasp.
The Seiko Prospex Shohei Ohtani 2023 watch is a JDM (Japan Domestic Model) and it is limited to 1,700 pieces.
Model: SEIKO PROSPEX 1965 Mechanical Divers Contemporary Design, Shohei Ohtani 2023 Limited Edition, Reference SBDC191
Seiko Caliber 6R35
Mechanical self-winding (with manual winding)
Accuracy: +25 seconds to -15 seconds per day
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours at maximum winding
Number of jewels: 24
Second hand stop function
With calendar (date) function
Stainless case with diamond shield coating
Curve sapphire glass with Inner non-reflective coating
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Screw lock crown
Steel screw case-back with “LIMITED EDITION” and serial number
Waterproof for 200m diving
Light grey dial
Lumi Bright on hands and indexes
Red centre seconds hand
Date at 3H
Stainless steel bracelet with double lock clasp
Limited to 1,700 pieces in Japan
Seiko global brand core shop dedicated model
Suggested retail price
187,000 yen (tax included)