Seiko simply quietly introduced three new confined version “black collection” prospex dive watches, set to be launched someday inside the first quarter of 2018. It is pretty hard to screw up redoing current pieces in black with a vintage design sense, and these three prospex watches hold that trope alive. Aggressive, legible, and good-looking, the black dials, tan hour markers, and white & orange palms (achieved in lumibrite, clearly) preserve from messing up the unique aesthetic of the portions. Seiko claims that these black series watches are inspired by night diving and are designed to attain most legibility. Really, no matter what you think, those constrained version pieces are going to be grabbed up by way of the legions of seiko dive fans obtainable.
Allow’s begin with the only it truly is going to be the maximum wanted, the black ‘turtle’ watch. The prospex diver automated srpc49k1 has the identical specs as the standard seiko prospex automated turtle, with a 45mm extensive case that has a 200m water resistance score. The motion is the same 4r36 that operates at 21,600 bph with a 41 hour electricity reserve. The case is accomplished in what seiko calls a “difficult black coating” – so either a dlc or pvd coat, with a screw-down crown and a unidirectional rotating bezel. Simply the traditional seiko prospex automated turtle watch in a black case. It is simple and certainly a favorite.
Next up is the primary of sun-powered pieces, the prospex sun diver sne493p1. Smaller than the turtle at forty three.5mm extensive, this watch also has the identical black covered case as well as a 200m water resistance score, screw-down crown, and unidirectional bezel. The v157 sun powered motion has a 10 month power reserve.
Ultimately, the 1/3 model is the seiko prospex solar diver chronograph ssc673p1, which shares the equal 43.5mm case length as the solar diver and additionally has a 200m water resistance rating, screw-down crown, and unidirectional bezel. It uses the v175 movement, with a one-hour chronograph that indicates 1/5 2nd increments. Electricity reserve here is 6 months. Transferring to the case, you’ve got matching black chronograph pushers similarly to the blacked out case.
All three seiko prospex “black series” watches will come on a black silicon rubber strap. Once more, all 3 might be constrained to an unknown variety however if you’re interested, i would live on top of it considering the fact that they probable won’t ultimate lengthy. Fee for the prospex diver automatic turtle srpc49k1 may be €490, the prospex sun diver sne493p1 might be priced at €380, and the prospex sun diver chronograph ssc673p1 may be €410