Here are some of the new works Seiko announced in 2023. Here, it is divided into Seiko Prospex, Seiko Presage, King Seiko, Credor, and Seiko Lukia, and is listed together as the Seiko brand.
Prospex 1965 Mechanical Divers Modern Design Save the Ocean Limited Edition
The “Prospex 1965 Mechanical Divers Modern Design Save the Ocean Limited Edition Model” was announced, which fuses the world view of underwater archaeological research supported by Seiko with the heritage of Seiko divers.
Seiko “Prospex 1965 Mechanical Divers Modern Design Save the Ocean Limited Edition”
Automatic winding (Cal.8L35). 26 stones. 28,800 vibrations per hour. Power reserve about 50 hours. SS (diameter 41.3 mm, thickness 13.1 mm). Water resistant to 200m. Limited edition of 1300 pieces. 385,000 yen (tax included).
Seiko has supported various marine conservation activities under the Save the Ocean activity to express its gratitude to the divers who love Seiko Divers and the great ocean. As part of these activities, we have supported underwater archaeology research on the Greek island of Fourni. Underwater archaeology is an archaeological study that studies underwater ruins and sunken ships, and aims to explore history and protect underwater cultural heritage.
This model incorporates this world view, and is based on the modern design of the first diver’s watch called “62MAS”, and the theme color is blue, reminiscent of the sea. In addition, as a motif on the dial, the astronomy observation instrument “astrolabe” that has been used for navigation since ancient times is incorporated. The movement uses Cal.8L35 manufactured at Shizukuishi Luxury Watch Workshop.
Prospex 1968 Mechanical Divers Modern Design GMT
The first Seiko diver’s watch with a 24-hour display hand, the Prospex 1968 Mechanical Divers Hyundai Design GMT, was announced in two standard models and one limited edition model.
Seiko Prospex 1968 Mechanical Divers Hyundai Design GMT SBEJ009 (green), SBEJ011 (black)
Automatic (Cal.6R54). 24 stones. 21,600 vibrations per hour. Power reserve about 72 hours. SS (diameter 42.0mm, thickness 12.9mm). Water resistant to 200m. 209,000 yen (tax included).
The design is based on a diver’s watch released in 1968 with a 10-vibration high-beat movement and a one-piece structure case that is waterproof to 300 meters. Inheriting the characteristics of the original model, this work also has a thick, edgy lug, crown at 4 o’clock, and a highly visible hour and minute hand and index. While adhering to these design codes, a yellow 24-hour display hand has been added in this game.
The new movement is calibre 6R54, which has a long power reserve of about 72 hours with a 24-hour display. The feature is the independent adjustment of the 24-hour display hand, and the 24-hour display hand can be used as the second time zone display while the home time by the hour and minute hand remains the same, and this can be easily changed. The standard model is available in green and black.
Seiko “Seiko Watch 110th Anniversary Limited Edition Prospex Diver Scuba Save the Ocean” SBEJ013
Automatic (Cal.6R54). 24 stones. 21,600 vibrations per hour. Power reserve about 72 hours. SS (diameter 42.0mm, thickness 12.9mm). Water resistant to 200m. 231,000 yen (tax included). Limited edition of 4,000 pieces. It will be released on June 9.
In addition, the limited edition model is the Save the Ocean series as a Seiko watch 110th anniversary model. It symbolizes Prospex’s desire to support marine conservation. Inspired by the magnificent glaciers that have built Seiko divers’ credibility, the pair combines a gray-colored ceramic bezel with an ice-blue dial with a three-dimensional stamping pattern.
In addition, the product comes with a fabric strap made from 100% recycled PET bottles and woven using a technique based on the traditional technique of Japan called seichū. This is combined with multiple colors of yarn, and you can enjoy a regular woven pattern of ice blue and white.
Prospex 1970 Mechanical Divers Modern Design Naoki Uemura Limited Edition SBDX057
The limited edition model “Prospex 1970 Mechanical Divers Modern Design Naoki Uemura Limited Edition Model” SBDX057 was announced, which celebrates the achievements of world-renowned adventurer Naomi Uemura.
Seiko “Prospex 1970 Mechanical Divers Modern Design Naoki Uemura Limited Edition Model” SBDX057
Automatic winding (Cal.8L35). 26 stones. 28,800 vibrations per hour. Power reserve about 50 hours. SS (diameter 44mm, thickness 13mm). Water resistant to 200m. Limited edition of 500 pieces. 352,000 yen (tax included). Scheduled to be released on May 12, 2023.
Naoki Uemura, the world’s first ascent of the highest peaks on the five continents and the world’s first solo North Pole, is known to have carried a mechanical diver’s watch released in 1970 when he challenged to reach the North Pole by dog sled. Based on the modern design model of the diver’s watch worn by Naomi Uemura, this work celebrates the feat of climbing the world’s first highest peaks on five continents.
It has an appearance that inherits the characteristics of the crown guard at 4 o’clock and the integrated design from the case side to the lug. The dial is designed to honor the ascent of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, which was the first step in ascenting the highest peak on the five continents, and etchs a magnificent view of Mont Blanc from an angle seen from Uemura’s ascent route. In addition, the bezel and crown are blue, creating the image of a blue shadow enveloping the majestic sunray.
The movement will be the 8L35 calibre manufactured by Shizukuishi Luxury Watch Workshop.
Credor Art Piece Collection Pearl Dial Limited Edition
The “Credor Art Piece Collection Spiraling Dial Limited Edition Model” with a lacquered dial with the theme of “Meteor Spiral” and spiral work was announced.
Credor “Art Piece Collection Pearl Dial Limited Model” GCBY997
Manual winding (Cal. 6890). 22 stones. 21,600 vibrations per hour. Power reserve about 37 hours. SS (diameter 37.0 m, thickness 6.5 mm). Waterproof for daily life. Limited edition of 60 pieces worldwide. 1.65 million yen (tax included).
The dial of this work was finished by lacquer artist Kazufune Tamura, and depicts the scene of countless stars flowing in the jet-black night sky with the theme of “Meteor Spiral”. The meteor shower radiating through countless stars is represented by the brilliance of various colors peculiar to the shell of the spiral. The width of the shells used is only 0.2 mm, and they are meticulously arranged on the dial.
While traditional techniques are used, the overall design is contemporary. The watch finish thickness is 6.5 mm, which is a thin model, and the small crown reinforces the dressy impression.
The low profile is achieved by the use of the hand-wound calibre 6890. It is thin with a thickness of 1.98 mm, and when it was developed, not only performance but also craft value and beauty were pursued for the finest dress watch made in Japan.