A few days prior, at the launch of Baselworld 2017, we’ve been acquainting with you the superstar for Seiko gatherers, the super-vintage, super-dedicated and super-cool reedition of the Seiko Diver 62Mas , under the reference SLA017. This watch is magnificent, however it has two issues: a fairly hefty price and a restricted creation. Along these lines, for those with a more modest financial plan or the individuals who won’t have the option to get the restricted version, Seiko will likewise have a more open and more modern translation of the famous 62Mas, the Seiko Prospex Diver SPB051 and SPB053.
As such, these two Seiko Prospex Diver SPB051 and SPB053 will absolutely make somewhat less feelings than the SLA017 . There’s for sure. This version is a talking piece, an unwavering vintage reedition of what positively is the most famous watch of the Japanese brand. However, it will be elusive and the spending plan is somewhat subsequent. All things considered, don’t misunderstand me here, the Seiko SPB051 and SPB053 are not poor’s man choices. They have solid contentions to becomes heartbreakers for gatherers. We’re discussing Prospex jump watches from Seiko anyway.
These new Seiko Prospex Diver SPB051 and SPB053 also echo the plan of the 1965 unique 62Mas (ref. 6217), however are completely exceptional in their capacities and fulfill Seiko’s tough guidelines for modern jump watches. You need to find in these watches an inspiration of the past, not a duplicate past of a vintage model. This is the reason for example, while sharing a few components of the 62Mas as far as configuration (coordinated carries, straight casebands, non-secured crown or roundabout brushing on level surfaces), the case has been refreshed to be bigger, more grounded and more productive. Still created in treated steel, it currently quantifies 42.6mm in breadth and 13.8mm in tallness, decent measurements without a doubt, yet not excessively enormous as many plunge watches from Seiko (it’s not abnormal to 44mm or 45mm cases at Seiko, particularly in the Prospex line).
The in general shape feels more modern, less squarish than the 62Mas. However, these Seiko Prospex Diver SPB051 SPB053 actually utilizes some known components: a similar sort of bezel embed, with specks and numerals, some enormous decorated records, highlighting a great deal of iridescent paint and circumnavigated by metallic rings, much the same as the date window at 3. However, developments are noticeable. For example, these lists are presently trapezoidal (not rectangular any longer) and the hands are unique: a blade hand for the minutes and a huge bolt for the hours, a plan more in accordance with modern manifestations of the brand. The water opposition has been expanded to 200 meters and the gem is sapphire for more prominent strength and sturdiness and has an enemy of reflection coating.
Inside the case is a known, dependable programmed development, the Caliber 6R15, which powers a considerable lot of the center range Seiko watches. This development beats at 3Hz and brags 50h force save. it is a modern type, presented in 2006, which previously demonstrated its exactness (managed to – 15/+25 seconds/day).
Two renditions of this new Seiko Prospex Diver will be available:
- the , with dark dial and dark bezel, complemented by a hardened steel wristband with three-overlap catch, press button discharge, secure lock and extender – Price: EUR 1,100 – Available in November 2017.
- the , with blue dial and blue bezel, connected to an accordion-style silicone lash (designed by Seiko in 1975) – Price: EUR 900 – Available in November 2017.
Mored subtleties on www.seikowatches.com and www.seiko-prospex.com .