Save the Ocean has been a successful series of Seiko, and over the years it has continue to deliver a strong and meaningful message. With global warming being a worldwide concern, our ocean demands our care and utmost attention. To continue this spirit, Seiko Watch President Akio Naito, decided to add a reinterpretation of the iconic 1968 Seiko Prospex Mechanical Diver to this collection - The Seiko Prospex SBDX049.
The Seiko Prospex SBDX049 is not just a part of the Save the Ocean series, it is also a dedication and donation to the 63rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition Team. Since the birth of the 1965 Seiko Mechanical Diver, Seiko has supported the Expedition Team with the diver's watch and other types of marine conservation activities. For over 50 years, Seiko's diver's watch has continue to launch a series of epoch-making timepieces equipped with unique technology, earning high praise and trust from professional divers and adventurers around the world.
Limited to 1300 pieces, the Save The Ocean Seiko Prospex SBDX049 is a contemporary design of the 1968 Mechanical Diver model. This limited edition SBDX049 is built with a blue-graded stamped dial which symbolises the magnificent landscape of the ice sheet covering the land of Antarctica, while the blue bezel's numerals and markings stand out to represent the frozen scenery of blue-ice. It is designed with the hope that the beautiful nature of Antarctica, which is being harmed due to global warming, will continue to last forever.
While inheriting the streamlined form of the original 1968 model which connects the upper and lower legs with a beautiful mirror surface, the specifications of the Seiko Prospex SBDX049 such as the case, bezel, and crown are now made of Seiko's renowned "Ever-brilliant Steel" - a stainless steel that has the world's highest level of corrosion resistance and a glamorous white shine. Movement wise, the reinvented Prospex Diver carries a robustly tough and high precision mechanical caliber 8L35 hand-assembled by Seiko's famous Shizukuishi Luxury Watch Studio.
The Seiko Prospex SBDX049 comes with a blue replacement weaved nato strap which uses a traditional Japanese braiding technique called Seichi. Not only is this specially made woven fabric durable enough to withstand long-term wear and tear in tough environments, it is also aesthetically pleasing and has an elegant finish due to its one of a kind braiding technique.
The expected launch date of the Seiko 1968 Reinterpretation Diver "Save the Ocean" Limited Edition SBDX049 is January 2022. Pre-order is now available at Watch Outz, come drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
Limited Edition 1300 pcs
Movement Type: Automatic with manual winding capacity
Accuracy: +15 to -10 seconds per day
Power Reserve: Approx. 50 hours
28,800 vibration / hour
Case material: Everbrilliant Stainless Steel
Case Size: Diameter 50mm, Thickness 15mm
Crystal: Dual curve Sapphire
Band material: Silicon
LumiBrite : Bezel, Hands and indexes
Water Resistance 200m
Screw lock type crown
Limited Edition engraved caseback