1970 Seiko Mechanical Diver Contemporary Design Limited model for the 80th anniversary of Naomi Uemura's birth!
This is the new Seiko Automatic Diver's Watch SLA049J1, the Modern Re-interpretation of the historical 1970 Seiko's 150M Diver's watch, this New "Captain Willard" Prospex Diver SLA049J1, is released to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of Naomi Uemura's birth.
Born in 1941, the adventurer was the first Japanese mountaineer to reach the summit of Mt Everest in 1970. Three months later, he reached the top of Denali in Alaska and became the first adventurer to reach the tallest peaks on all five continents. From 1974 to 1976 when he completed a 12,500km solo dog-sled run from Greenland to Alaska, Naomi Uemura was wearing the Seiko 150M Diver's watch, for which was proven to be the best and most reliable equipment that accompany him to the different peaks.
This commemorative SLA049J1 Special Limited Model is featured in blue-patterned dial, simulating the mountainous terrain that Uemura so devoted to love; the color on the dial and bezel are in a blue tone that imitate the earth's upper atmospheric layers.
The elegantly shaped case of the 1970 original model is completely modernized by edging it with an elaborate mirror surface. One of the attractions is the unique surface processing technology "Diamond Shield" that can maintain the original beauty of the material and the delicate surface finish for a very long time.
The SLA049J1 is preset with stainless steel bracelet, but like the original 1970 Diver's model, it also comes with a blue-collar reinforced silicone strap that features a rail-like pattern. At the back cover, serial number out of the limited 1,200 pieces is engraved along with the notation "NAOMI UEMURA 80TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION" in honor of the great adventurer.
Movement: Caliber: 8L35 Automatic with manual winding capacity Accuracy +15 to -10 seconds per day Duration: Approx. 50 hours
Exterior: Case Material: Stainless steel (super hard coating) Case Size: Diameter 44mm, Thickness 13mm Crystal: Curved sapphire crystal Crystal Coating: Anti-reflective coating on the inner surface Lumibrite: on hands, indexes and bezel Clasp: Three-fold clasp with secure lock, push-button release with extender
Other Details: Dial: Blue with Texture Water Resistance: 200m / 660ft diver's Screw case back Screw-down crown Unidirectional rotating bezel Three-fold clasp with secure lock 26 jewels Date display Stop second-hand function LIMITED EDITION on the case back Serial number engraved on the case back Additional blue silicone strap included