SBDX014 & SBDX016 both release in 2015 to celebrate Seiko’s first professional divers that release 50 years ago. Both SBDX014 & SBDX016 are the professional-grade watches found from Seiko’s Marine Master ProSpex series, also known as the Emperor Tuna!
In the past half-century, Seiko Marine Master has continued to evolve; Seiko has put all their obsessional Japanese craftsmanship into their work, to build their Marine Master to become an unbeatable 1000m waterproof beast.
SBDX014 has a similar appearance that tribute to the legendary Golden Tuna 7549-7009 which has a golden color nitride plated titanium case and a titanium powder-coated shroud prevents scratches.
Seiko's proprietary high-intensity silicon is used for the straps, it is sized in order to be worn over wetsuits for serious professional divers. Meaning that it is a deliberate technical comfortable choice for those who want to move away from the boring stainless steel bracelets.
Both SBDX014 & SBDX016 uses the Calibre 8L35. 8L35 is a modern Seiko designed movement is developed, manufactured, and assembled fully in-house, at the Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio. It is a reliable and efficient movement that proved its qualities in many Seiko professional diver models. Detailed specification at 28.800vph / 4Hz, 26 jewels, approximately 50 hours of power reserve, and an average +15 / -10 seconds per day.
For those who are looking to demonstrate you are a pure Seiko professional diver enthusiast, SBDX014 is absolutely the right choice for you!