There’s something very extraordinary about Seiko and its community of gatherers. Without a doubt, some are appropriate devotees and each new limited edition, particularly whenever marked Prospex (the proficient line of watches at Seiko), can make an impact among these fans. As of late, Seiko presented another limited edition, held to the Thai market (don’t stress, you can discover it elsewhere…) in light of the notable Titanium Diver’s 200m “Shogun” SBDC029J. New angle dial, various hands and a sprinkle of shadings, and here is the Seiko Prospex Shogun Zimbe SPB057J.
The base watch is completely known, just like the “Shogun” (indeed, the Seiko community loves monikers), or to give it its full title, the Seiko Prospex Diver’s 200m SBDC029J . No compelling reason to make reference to that this watch is a cutting edge symbol, entirely produced and preferably appropriate for what it is made for: plunging – and indeed, it’s additionally an honorably estimated watch that can be worn consistently. Its 43.5mm case is made out of titanium, as is the arm band – and that implies that this watch is light on the wrist and more impervious to erosion and to scratches than a steel watch. Likewise, at 13.3mm thick, it’s not actually what we would call dainty, yet compared to a large number of the jump watches made by Seiko, it remains wearable.
The Seiko Prospex Shogun also sits higher in the assortment than for example the “ Turtle ” or the “ Samurai “, with further developed advances and quality. Inside the case is the type 6R15 (Seiko’s center reach development, beneath the Grand Seiko-based 8Lxx developments, however more correctly designed and fabricated than the 4Rxx types, just as being finely adjusted). This 23-gem development offers 50h of force save, beats at 3Hz and is given for -15 to +25 seconds out of each day (which as a rule shows up somewhat skeptical, as certain instances of the 6R15 demonstrated significantly more precise). For the rest, the Seiko Prospex Shogun is a solid and effective jump watch, with 200m water obstruction, huge hands and lists over a matte dark dial, with a uni-directional hour long bezel and a very much secured case.
So what is the new Seiko Prospex Shogun Zimbe SPB057J limited edition about? Most importantly, it might be accessible in 456 pieces for Thailand (once more, don’t stress). At that point, while the standard rendition is dark and-metal, this new Shogun Zimbe SPB057J offers much more tones. To begin with, the dial has a graduating plan, from light blue on the upper half to dull marine blue on the lower a large portion of (this may review a specific D-Blue watch by Rolex ). Hands and lists, while equivalent in plan, are currently covered in a brilliant tone. Supplanting the programmed notice at 6, between the Prospex logo and the “Diver’s 200m” engraving, is a “Limited Edition” notice. Additionally, the bezel embed matches the dial with the 20 first minutes being done in blue, while the rest is dark. At last, and that may be the most astonishing component, the Seiko Prospex Shogun Zimbe SPB057J has a sapphire precious stone with hostile to intelligent covering, just as a cyclops over the date window. Obviously, inside is as yet the type 6R15 and case/wristband/bezel are in titanium (a elastic lash is likewise remembered for the box).
As said, this Seiko Prospex Shogun Zimbe SPB057J is limited to 456 pieces, and just for the Thai market. However, present day days and online stores will profit to authorities everywhere on the planet, as I had the option to discover a few models available to be purchased as of now, with overall transportation. Cost is 55,000 Thai Baht (around US$1,655 or 1,390 Euro right now we distributed this article, accordingly marginally over the retail cost of the SBDC029J, at 1,250 Euro).
Technical Specifications – Seiko Prospex Shogun Zimbe SPB057J
- Case: 43.5mm breadth x 13.3mm thick – titanium case with super-hard coating – sapphire gem with hostile to intelligent covering and cyclops over the date – screwed back and crown – 200m water resistant
- Movement: Caliber 6R15, in-house, Japan made – programmed – 23 gems – 3Hz recurrence – 50h force save – hours, minutes, seconds, date
- Strap: titanium arm band and elastic lash included
- Reference: SPB057J
- Price: 55,000 Thai Bath
- Availability: In stores now, 456 pieces, Thailand only