Last year, Seiko revisited its first jump watch, the 62Mas, with a genuinely steadfast re-release, the Prospex Diver SLA017 . Close by this rather costly and rare release, the Japanese manufacturer likewise reinterpreted the 62Mas in a more current and moderate adaptation with the Seiko Prospex Diver SPB051 and SPB053 . This year, we’ll see a similar recipe applied to the 1968 Diver 300m. Pair with the Prospex Diver 300m Hi-Beat SLA025 , Seiko is likewise presenting current and accessibly-estimated forms of the Prospex Diver 200m SPB077 & SPB079.
The motivation, the 1968 Hi-Beat Automatic Diver 300m Ref. 6159-7001
In 1965, Seiko created its Dive Watch Department (which would prompt the creation of the Prospex principles) and presented its first professional watch worked for divers, the 62Mas or the Seiko 6217-8000/1. This watch would establish the pace for the following 50 years and its plan and determinations were utilized as the base for many amazing watches.
In 1968, three years after the creation of the 62Mas, Seiko delivered another impressive and imaginative professional diver’s watch, the Automatic Diver 300m Reference 6159-7001. A long ways past a straightforward update of its predecessor, in only three years Seiko had figured out how to twofold the water-resistance, to improve usefulness and readability and to radically acquire in precision. The Automatic Diver 300m was the primary hi-beat diver’s watch available. Its monstrous size, its signature plan, its notorious overlaid emphasizes; these components prompted the combination of this amazing diver.
The Seiko Prospex Diver 200m SPB077 & SPB079 – The Modern Recreations
For Baselworld 2018, Seiko will present a few watches inspired by the Automatic Diver 300m Reference 6159-7001. The first is a really unwavering re-release , which not just brings back the plan practically 1:1 but likewise incorporates, similar to the first, a super precise hi-beat development. Close by this first watch, Seiko will likewise present a more current, non-restricted and more accessibly valued pair of watches.
Two releases, references SPB077 & SPB079, will be offered by Seiko. They share a similar case and by and large plan, with differences on the bezel and the lash. The instance of these two Seiko Prospex Diver 200m is made in steel and measures a huge (yet more modest than the restricted version SLA025) 44mm width x 13.10mm thick. The shape is inspired by the 1968 Diver with a couple of updates noticeable for the most part on the bezel. It is slimmer and accessible in dark or in blue.
The dial is reminiscent of the vintage form yet shows more contemporary hands, files and textures. The Prospex logo, a sign of Seiko’s current divers, is present at 6 o’clock. Both are water-resistant to 200 meters and have a uni-directional bezel with an hour long plunging scale. The bezel’s embed is made of aluminium.
The SPB077 & SPB079 models of the Seiko Prospex Diver 200m join type 6R15, a programmed development known for its precision and its reliability. It is utilized in different watches of the brand, including plunge instruments or exemplary Presage watches . It has a 3Hz frequency, 23 gems, and a comfortable 50-hour power reserve.
Reference SPB077 comes with a dark dial, a dark bezel, and a hardened steel wristband and is estimated at EUR 1,100. Reference SPB079 comes with a dark dial, a blue bezel, and an extensible silicon tie with a value of EUR 900. More subtleties on www.seiko-prospex.com .