Following the recipe utilized on the recreation of the 62MAS, with the 2017 reference SLA017 , and the recreation of the 1968 Hi-Beat Diver, with the reference SLA025 , Seiko is going to bring another, limited edition diver’s watch that is a loyal recreation of one more symbol, the reference 6105-8110, a 1970 watch that replaced the 62MAS and that was creative with its turtle case. Meet the new Seiko 1970 Diver’s Re-Creation Limited Edition SLA033.
After looking at the 1965 Seiko 62MAS – the primary professional diver’s watch by the Japanese brand – and at the Hi-Beat 6159 – the main high-frequency diver’s watch – Seiko is currently going ahead on its course of events of notorious diver’s watches and focuses on the year 1970. It was the year when the brand presented an advancement of the 62MAS, the reference 6105-8110, a watch that wasn’t inventive in view of its determinations or its development, but since of its shape.
This watch – truth be told, the second execution of this watch to be precise – presented a topsy-turvy case that would become such a trademark for the brand, which was nicknamed “Turtle”. To offer however much security as could be expected to the crown and the bezel, the casebands were reinforced generally, making the case nearly stone like. Additionally, another advancement compared to the 62MAS was the 4 o’clock position of the crown, to ensure it remained open when worn. This would likewise become a sign of Seiko Diver’s watches.
The shape completely coordinated the crown monitors and took into consideration greater assurance against the components – just as making it effectively recognizable. Much the same as the 62MAS, it was water-resistant up to 150 meters and featured a programmed development beating at 3Hz. The bezel was as yet bi-directional and the case was already huge, at 44mm in diameter.
This watch acquired distinction as it was worn by the Japanese adventurer, Naomi Uemura, when he did a performance canine sled run from Greenland to Alaska, an excursion of 12,000 kilometers that required eighteen months. It was additionally worn by Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now.
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The new Seiko 1970 Diver’s Re-Creation Limited Edition SLA033
Just like in 2017 and 2018 with the references SLA017 and SLA025 , Seiko goes for an outwardly loyal rendition and offers us a practically 1:1 recreation of the reference 6105-8110. Be that as it may, we should take note of numerous specialized developments, with more present day materials, more current development and generally improved specialized specifications.
The plan of this Seiko 1970 Diver’s Re-Creation SLA033 doesn’t really need explaining… Take the bygone one and the enhanced one next to each other, and it’s practically like in the event that you were close to another old-stock model. The case is unevenly formed, with the “turtle-like” plan and the crown very much secured by the caseband at 4 o’clock. Indeed, even the waffle-like lash has been reissued.
If the watch is outwardly near the first model, a few developments should be noted. The case is currently 45mm in breadth and made of tempered steel, brushed and cleaned, with a super-hard covering. On top of it sits an advanced double bended sapphire precious stone with against reflective covering and the tie is a cutting edge silicone material. Imperative to note is that the water-resistance is currently 200 meters and the attractive resistance 4,800 A/m.
Two imperceptible concessions have been made regarding the crown and the bezel of the SLA033. The crown currently has an old style screw-down development (previously it was a rather delicate turn-and-lock framework) for improved reliability and water-resistance. Second, the bezel currently has a unidirectional limit (something that is important to comply with ISO norms). Other than that, the plan remains extremely devoted to the original.
Dial-wise, Seiko remains consistent with the roots and this 1970 Diver’s Re-Creation SLA033 is a genuine reissue of the old model. The state of the hands and records, diver’s scale on the bezel, glowing dab, the tip of the seconds hand, date outlined by a metallic window… Everything is dedicated to the reference 6105-8110. The lone advancement concerns the water-resistance indication.
Inside the instance of the Seiko 1970 Diver’s Re-Creation SLA033 is a cutting edge, better quality development, the Caliber 8L35. This programmed development was uniquely intended for plunge watches and is made by Seiko’s talented specialists in the Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio – we’re not talking about a section level development here. This development depends on the architecture of the Grand Seiko 9S55, is done in an extremely wonderful way, brags 50h force reserve, beats quicker than standard Seiko developments (28,800 vibrations each hour versus 21,600vph in most passage level Seiko divers) and is hand-gathered and hand-changed (evaluated to – 10/+15 sec/day).
The Seiko 1970 Diver’s Re-Creation SLA033 will be limited to 2,500 pieces and estimated at EUR 4,350 – once more, not a passage level cost, but rather so were the SLA017 and the SLA015. More subtleties at www.seikowatches.com .