Seiko gave its rugged sports line Prospex a true champion timepiece at Basel in the form of the seriously robust Kinetic GMT Diver’s watch.
The new 47.5mm watch uses the same double case build system used in Seiko’s famed 1975 model, the world’s first titanium diver’s watch. The two-part body can be seen interlocking on the watch.
As the Prospex name implies, standing for professional specification, the watch is water resistant to 200m and the dial is designed with optimum legibility in mind with three dimensional hour markers, anti-reflective coating on the sapphire crystal and a precise uni-directional rotating bezel.
Using one of Seiko’s electrical automatic Kinetic movements, the Caliber 5M85, the Prospex Kinetic GMT combines one second a day precision with a six month power reserve and no need to think about battery changes. The watch will be available with a steel bracelet with three-fold clasp and push button extender or silicon strap.
No UK pricing is available yet but the watch will retail in Europe at 660 Euros.