New Blue Prospex Diver

Jan 11, 2023,14:29 PM

In 1965, Seiko introduced its, and Japan’s, first-ever diver’s watch. Known as the 62MAS, it had an automatic mechanical movement in a 150m water resistant case. Designed for reliability and legibility in the harshest conditions, the 62MAS initiated Seiko's string of future watches that were favored by professional divers and adventurers alike.

Today, Seiko introduces a new re-interpretation of this celebrated 1965 diver’s watch with a dial whose design evokes centuries-old synergy of technology and seafaring. The dial pattern of new diver’s watch is inspired by the astrolabe, the ancient navigational tool that sailors used to determine the latitude and time of their location based on the position of the stars and the sun, to in navigation.

A heritage design with the most advanced technologies

While the watch’s design reflects its heritage, every aspect of this new creation is updated in specification and execution. The watch is powered by Caliber 8L35, developed especially for diver’s watches and hand-assembled by Seiko’s most skilled technicians. The movement’s rigidity and accuracy ensure the highest possible levels of performance in the most demanding environments, both on land and under water.

The bevel between the upper case and case side, as well as the surface around the bezel display, are Zaratsu polished to a distortion-free mirror finish to achieve a modern sharpness. All twelve-hour markers have a generous coating of Lumibrite, as do the hands, and the crystal is a dual-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface to ensure high legibility from every angle. The strap is produced in silicone for greater strength and comfort.

This watch joins the Save the Ocean series and will be available as a limited edition of 1,300 from February 2023 at the Seiko Boutiques and select retail partners worldwide.

Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Limited Edition 1965 Modern Re-interpretation: SLA065

Caliber 8L35
Winding system: Automatic

Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)

Power reserve: 50 hours

Number of jewels: 26

Stainless steel case with super-hard coating

Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface

Screw case back. Screw-down crown.

LumiBrite on hands and indexes

Water resistance: 200m diver’s

Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Diameter: 41.3mm, Thickness: 13.1mm

Silicone strap

Recommended retail price in Europe: €3,000

Limited edition of 1,300

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Just having a similar conversation about case design on a different thread..

 By: myles721 : January 11th, 2023-14:57
The larger the case the more important contouring is as a design element IMO shape AND surface texture matter and Seiko (especially GS) are masters of these elements…I I hadn’t gone with Omega GS probably would have fit my needs and aesthetics…
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Very cool

 By: Aquaracer1 : January 11th, 2023-17:17
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Very nice edition.

 By: Bill : January 11th, 2023-21:06
The 62mas is in good company. ...  
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