Seiko produces recreations of its early Prospex diver’s watches

Seiko Prospex limited edition

Seiko is producing six Prospex diver’s watches this year to mark 50 years since it created Japan’s first hi-beat watch and 40 years since the world’s first saturation diver’s watch was made.

The key model of this year is a limited edition recreation of the Automatic Diver’s watch first made in 1968.

It was just three years after Seiko’s first diver’s watch that Seiko engineers raised the bar with a hi-beat diver’s watch with 300 meter water resistance that became a platform on which Seiko’s future diver’s watch development was based.

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It had a 10-beat high precision automatic caliber, a one-piece structure, screw-down protection crown and unidirectional rotating bezel.

The modern recreation, with a production run of just 1968 units, is specified for saturation diving to 300m. It comes in a 44 steel case housing a SPB077 movement with power reserve of 50 hours.

It will sell in Europe for approximately €3200.

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