Featured Release Seiko

Release: Seiko 140th Anniversary Seiko 5, Presage, Astron and Prospex
SRPG47, SPB223, SPB213, SSH093

As Seiko celebrates it’s 140th birthday, there are many new pieces introduced into the line up.  Today, we introduce four new pieces all with silver white dials from Astron, Prospex, Presage and Seiko 5 Sports. 

Although they all have a white dial and blue bezel, each is unique in their own ways and these watches display Seiko’s technical expertise in watchmaking from automatic to GPS Solar. 

Seiko 5

Starting with the entry level piece of the line up, the Seiko 5 Sports SRPG47, the white dial offers a nice waffle pattern with contrasting blue hands for great legibility.  Beating inside is the 4R36 workhorse from Seiko found in lower priced models. It comes on a metal bracelet and is rather high in numbers for a limited edition production at 11,000 units at 300 Euros. 

Prospex

Up next is the SPB 213, which has been made in other color forms paying tribute to the original 1965 diver’s watch (make sure to check our video review of the SPB right here). The blue pained seconds hand is a nice touch of color to match the bezel while the off white/cream color in the hands offers a nice contrast with the dial and the white indexes.  The watch has water resistance of 200 meters and uses the 6R35 movement with 70 hours power reserve. 

The case is a very wearable 40.5mm diameter with thickness of 13.2mm.  The SPB 213 comes with a metal bracelet as well and will be a limited edition of 6,000 units with a suggested retail price of 1,250 Euros .  

Presage

Similar to the new Presage GMT released recently, this GMT model shares the same specifications with the dial and bezel being the main difference.  The dial has an Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern that has been used in Japan for thousands of years in architecture and fabrics.  The watch is powered by the automatic GMT caliber 6R64, beating at 4Hz with a power reserve of 45 hours. 

This comes in a case with 42.4mm diameter and height of 13.7mm while offering 100 meters of water resistance.  It also comes with a bracelet and a suggested retail price of 1,450 and will be limited to 3,500 units.  

Astron

The Seiko Astron GSP Solar SSH093 retains the same curved case and lugs as the original Quartz Astron watch from 1969 with a modern GSP movement.  The Dual Time 5X53 Caliber adjusts the exact time anywhere in the world with just the power of light and also offerrs high-speed time zeon adjustments and a Time Transfer function. 

The watch also comes with a dual time AM/PM function and the perpetual calendar is correct to the year 2100.  To offer great legibility, this silver dial has blue accents and blue hands with a blue ceramic bezel.  The indexes are also polished as well!   With all that, this watch comes inside a case with 42.7mm diameter and thickness of 13.3mm.  It is also paired with a 3 link metal bracelet with a suggested retail price of 2,300 Euros and limited to 1,400 units.

As the silvery white dial paired with blue bezel exudes summer vibes, all four limited editions will be available to Seiko Boutiques and selected retailera in May 2021.    

SPECIFICATIONS

Prospex First Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation: SPB213

  • Caliber 6R35
  • Driving system: Automatic
  • Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second) Power reserve: 70 hours
  • Number of jewels: 24
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
  • Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Screw case back. Screw-down crown
  • Water resistance: 200m diver’s
  • Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
  • Diameter: 40.5mm, Thickness: 13.2mm
  • Three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock and extender Limited edition of 6,000
  • Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,250

Presage Sharp Edged Series: SPB223

  • Caliber 6R64
  • Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second) Power reserve: 45 hours
  • Number of jewels: 29
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • See-through screw case back
  • Diameter: 42.4mm, Thickness: 13.7mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar
  • Magnetic Resistance: 4,800 A/m
  • Three-fold clasp with push button release
  • Limited edition of 3,500
  • Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,450

Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time 5X53: SSH093

  • Caliber 5X53
  • GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
  • Dual-Time with AM/PM indication
  • Perpetual calendar correct to the year 2100
  • Automatic DST adjustment function
  • High Speed Time Zone Adjustment
  • Time Transfer Function
  • Signal reception result indication
  • World time function (39 time zones)
  • Power save function
  • Accuracy: +/– 15 seconds per month (without receiving a GPS signal and at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C)
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating Ceramic bezel
  • Dual-curved Sapphire crystal with super-clear coating
  • Water resistance: 10 bar
  • Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
  • Diameter: 42.7mm, Thickness: 13.3mm
  • Easy adjust three-fold clasp with push button release Limited edition of 1,400
  • Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €2,300

Seiko 5 Sports: SRPG47

  • Caliber 4R36
  • Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second) Power reserve: 41 hours
  • Number of jewels: 24
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet with three-fold clasp with secure lock & push button release
  • Hardlex crystal
  • See-through screw case back
  • Diameter: 42.5mm, Thickness: 13.4mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar
  • Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
  • Limited edition of 11,000
  • Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €300

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